We discuss predictions for the Crunchyroll anime series Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Episode 5 and include the release date and where to watch online.
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Episode 4 brought us back to the future, where we watched Ranpo (Hiroshi Kamiya) and Poe (Toshiyuki Morikawa)
in action, solving a mysterious murder. Although the culprit’s ability made things a bit more complicated, it’s hard to keep a detective as skilled as this from putting everything together eventually. Hopefully, solving this murder will bring Ranpo one step closer to freeing Kunikida (Yoshimasa Hosoya) from prison and figuring out Fyodor’s real plan before it’s too late.
- The episode opens with a mysterious man dragging a body on top of a building. He then attacks the body with a shovel.
- Ranpo visits Kunikida in prison. Kunikida is accused of murdering a young girl that he swears took her own life with a bomb.
- Ranpo believes Fyodor is framing Kunikida and says he will get him out of prison.
- On his way back, Ranpo runs into his friend Poe. Ranpo tells him he thinks the Rats have a “Cleaner” who manipulates their evidence. He has Poe on the lookout for the Cleaner since he knows Ranpo’s face.
- Poe begins telling Ranpo about a mystery he’s been working on about an author who’s killed in the same manner as one of his stories. After completing the first three chapters of their newest mystery novel, the author character, Kindaichi, is murdered, and the murderer steals the final chapter of his manuscript.
- After meeting up with Poe, Ranpo explains the murder’s solution in detail. We learn that Poe bought this mysterious 4th chapter, and the manuscript is supposed to be delivered to him in a red envelope.
- Ranpo and Poe see a large red envelope leaning on the window in front of them. When they grab it, a body falls from the top of the building onto the street. Ranpo and Poe recognize him as the Cleaner.
- Poe and Ranpo wonder if the Rat’s killed the Cleaner to silence him. Still, after observing the scene and deducing several elaborate ruses, Ranpo realizes this was all actually the Cleaner’s doing by the shoes the victim has on.
- We see the Cleaner, who reveals that everything is going according to plan before activating his ability: The Perfect Crime. The ability instantly erases all evidence and traces of a crime.
- Ranpo is devastated when he realizes he is unable to figure out the rest of the clues.
- In a flashback, we see Fyodor approach the Cleaner, Oguri Mushitaro, in prison and agree to free him for the use of his ability one time. Mushitaro agrees, but not before listing several conditions.
- Mushitaro calmly flees the scene, knowing that the detectives will never find him, and runs into Ranpo.
- When there are no taxis nearby, Ranpo hops into Mushitaro’s car, demanding a ride.
- Knowing the murderer must have some sort of reality-altering ability, Ranpo reveals that the real key to the mystery is the red envelope.
- Ranpo realized the Cleaner and the murderer of the author were one and the same, as killing the author was the only way to acquire both the envelope and the manuscript to sell to Poe in the first place.
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Episode 5 Release Date and Time
Season 4 Episode 5 is scheduled to release on Crunchyroll on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023. The release time is 10:30 a.m. ET. The title of episode 5 is unknown at this time, but it will have a run time of approximately 23 minutes.
Where to watch online
Viewers worldwide can catch Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Episode 5 with a subscription to Crunchyroll on the date mentioned above.
Now that we know this season is picking up around where 3 left off, we have a better idea of where things could be going. Fyodor clearly does have a significant part to play, and while we’ve seen he’s still involved, we don’t know what he’s planning yet. However, before we can tackle the bigger picture, Ranpo must finish figuring out this first mystery.
- Since Ranpo didn’t officially say it, I assume he is going to accuse Mushitaro of the murder in the next episode. Ranpo rarely moves without purpose, so it’s highly likely he’s already figured out that Mushitaro is the culprit, even despite the surgery.
- Once accused, Mushitaro will likely try to kill Ranpo. Ranpo has never been much of a fighter, and will probably need to be saved. I predict this is when the other members of the Armed Detective Agency will make their first appearance this season.
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