Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 Episode 9 Recap – “Land of Inhuman Demons (Part 2)”

September 6, 2023 (Last updated: 2 weeks ago)
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Crunchyroll anime series Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 Episode 9 Recap


An especially intense episode that doesn’t let up from start to finish and illustrates just how formidable the Agency’s enemies genuinely are.

We recap the Crunchyroll anime series Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 Episode 9, “Land of Inhuman Demons (Part 2),” which contains spoilers.

Just when it feels like the Armed Detective Agency may stand a chance, a dozen other things go south and send them back to square one.

With Atsushi (voiced by Y?to Uemura) de-aged, and even Aya (voiced by Minako Kotobuki), this season’s Trump card, captured, the team is down two members they can’t afford to lose.

The only person whose luck seems to be getting better at the moment is Dazai (voiced by Mamoru Miyano), but there’s only so much he can do from prison. At this rate, it feels as though the Armed Detective Agency may never prevail against Fukuchi (voiced by Akio Otsuka), but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still time to turn things around.

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 Episode 9 Recap

The episode opens with Akutagawa attempting to take Bram from the back of the truck while attacking Aya. At the same time, Junichiro and Kunikida search for her, only to be confronted by Fukuchi himself.

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In his dreams, Atsushi seems to see this play out before waking up strapped to a bed and hooked to machines.

Who is waiting for Ranpo on the runway instead of Atsushi?

With Atsushi captured, Fukuchi meets Ranpo and Fukuzawa on the runway instead.

As Ranpo realizes it was all a trick, Fukuchi reveals that he has not only captured Kunikida and Junichiro but strapped them to machines that only keep them alive at his discretion.

What ultimatum does Fukuchi give the United Nations?

Fukuchi gives the United Nations chairman an ultimatum, telling him to unlock One Order within five minutes or he will have all of the vampires attack the world at once.

Why did Dazai choose Sigma over the other escape tools?

Dazai chose Sgima over the other escape tools in hopes his ability would allow him to discern Fyodor’s plan from touching his corpse.

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While Fyodor’s true ability is unknown, Dazai suspects it should no longer work when he is dead, making it safe for Sigma to touch him.

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 Episode 9 Ending Explained

Dazai and Sigma attempt to take the elevator to escape, but even after checking it for traps, Dazai fears the ride is taking too long. The elevator suddenly stops, and over the speakers, they hear Fyodor shoot the prisoner who had the ability to stop time.

Fyodor reveals they escaped because Chuya used his gravity manipulation abilities to damage the walls and doors of the room that flooded, leaving space for the water to leak out. Fyodor then floods the elevator.

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There were so many interesting or revealing moments in this episode that it was almost hard to choose what to focus on. Given how close the series is to the end of the season, that isn’t surprising, as Bungo Stray Dogs always seems to get especially intense in its final few showings.

The intertwining of the airport story with Dazai’s escape has been especially interesting to watch, and it’s nice that they both seem to have the same level of passion so that neither feels boring or out of place. I’m curious to see just how they come together in the end.

While the pacing and storytelling have been great so far, really taking advantage of the momentum while keeping viewers in suspense, it’s becoming clear once again that this season will likely not finish out this arc. There is no way Fukuchi’s entire plan can be stopped in the next two episodes.

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