Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 Episode 5 Recap – “At the Port in the Sky (Part 1)”

By Nubia Brice
Published: August 9, 2023 (Last updated: March 18, 2024)
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Crunchyroll anime series Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 Episode 5 Recap


Although a bit slower than the previous episodes, it perfectly sets the scene for what is to come.

We recap the Crunchyroll anime series Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 Episode 5, “At the Port in the Sky (Part 1),” which contains spoilers.

No one could’ve predicted that Fukuchi’s (voiced by Akio Otsuka) master plan involved turning half the world’s armies into vampires, but it’s a move that has worked out for him perfectly.

With the world in peril and more vampires being turned every second, it seems the UN will have no choice but to ask Fukuchi for help, which was his goal all along.

If he gets his hand on the special ability weapon, One Order, there’s no telling what sore of havoc he can reek or if the Armed Detective Agency will ever be able to clear their name after that.

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 Episode 5 Recap

The episode opens with Atsushi shocked to find himself at the Armed Detective Agency’s office. However, Ranpo informs him that it is actually a replica made in one of Poe’s novel dimensions and not the real thing. They are there to discuss their final mission to save the agency.

What is One Order?

One Order is a mind-controlling ability weapon that was sealed away after being deemed one of the world’s “great disasters.”

It is a transmitter that ensures its subordinates will follow orders while keeping soldiers free of feelings like guilt when killing others during battle.

What is the real goal of the Decay of Angels?

The Decay of Angels’ real goal is world domination. Once Fukuchi has control of One Order, he can use it to take control of all the world’s remaining armies under the guise of helping them defeat the vampire infestation.

What is Ranpo’s plan to defeat Fukuchi?

In order to defeat Fukuchi, Ranpo plans to intercept the delivery of One Order and destroy the device. Without it, Fukuchi’s overall plan will be pushed back at least two weeks, giving the Special Operations Division enough time to inform the world’s governments of Fukuchi’s plan.

However, even easier than intercepting One Order would be to just kill Bram, as he is needed to control the other vampires. So Ranpo declares that Bram’s death is the actual plan to defeat Fukuchi.

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 Episode 5 Ending Explained

After Fukuchi’s attempt to recruit Jono fails, he has Akutagawa turn him into a vampire. However, Jono reveals he already suspected something after hearing Tachihara’s heartbeat during the last meeting.

As a failsafe, Jono passed Aya a note when he harassed her earlier, discreetly instructing her to follow him.

In an attempt to expose Fukuchi and what she just heard, Aya takes a picture of him and Bram, but the flash goes off. As she tries to hide, Fukuchi begins cutting down every space he thinks she could be hiding but cannot find her.

Even when the series takes a second to slow down, there’s never a dull moment in Bungo Stray Dogs. So far, I haven’t truly been able to predict any of what’s happened, and I think that’s what has really made this season so enjoyable thus far. It’s full of surprises, but it’s also clear that every action, even dating back to previous seasons, serves an important purpose.

While episode 5 seemed to focus more on preparing the viewers for the future, the added action and twists at the end were an unexpected touch that kept everything exciting.

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