文豪ストレイドッグス わん! (Bungou Stray Dogs Wan!) – Volume 4

Answer to aislin

I did not even noticed. :scream: Ranpo is always hidden somewhere

That ango. I do love Dazai messing with him.

Chap 62

Akutawa just killing everything that look like a tiger. Why did he destroy the bag it was a bear, not a tiger right?
Btw I love when Akutawa said 馬鹿と煙は高い所へ上る. I learn a new expression.

Chap 63

The world-saving Kotatsu. I already tried it and it is really nice. It does get hot if you stay too long but again I prefer cold than hot. Kotatsu really are nice as lon as you are not eating because it get hard to wash.

What is that dog expression? I found a song but no expression.

Chap 64

I’m not sure what Ango is saying. He wishes he could see at least a candlelight?
These 心理テスト in which all answers are you are sad.

answer to icefang

found it! basically, it’s about dogs running around happily in a snow…?

I’m not 100% sure, but I think that after that grim image of the starless sky, Ango mentioned it would be nice to have at least a candlelight. It’s a throwback to the earlier question.
And yes, this test was very depressing.

Answer to Aislin

Why does Chuuya says that? He is a happy dog running into snow?

Answer to answer to answer

Well, he is immediately corrected that they aren’t dogs and there is no garden to run around in :stuck_out_tongue:


  • it’s snowing
  • the series does have “stray dogs” and “wan” in its name
  • he is commenting that the atmosphere is so nice he doesn’t want to fight this day
    → consequently, he just wanted to have fun instead of attacking, which he expressed by using this fixed expression.

I think it’s just it, basically. Nothing deeper.

Another answer to Aislin

Me thinking Omg what can this deep expression means. How wondeful would it be to understand this deep philosophical quote that is probably making reference to Nietzsche and Aristotle on the meaning of life and happiness and how freedom intertwines in it by using the circumference of the sun to…

real answer: Just a video of a dog running around in the snow.
Me: I was close

Thx for the info


Week 4: Chapters 65-67 (3 chapters)
Start Date: March 8th
Previous Week : Week 3
Next Week: Week 5
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Volume 5 - Schedule Talk:

It’s a little uneven with 13 chapters + extras.
Since there is only such a small group of people left, I’ve been thinking about not doing a break week and slightly speeding up, especially since “more pages per chapter” turned out to usually include 1-2 blank pages after all.
So this is what I’ve come out with.

Week Goal Start Date
Week #1 Chapters 71-73 March 22 3 chapters
Week #2 Chapters 74-76 March 29 3 chapters
Week #3 Chapters 77-80 April 5 4 chapters
Week #4 Chapters 81-83 + extras April 12 4 chapters

@Whologist is ahead anyway. @icefang97, @DollyDaydream, objections?


I actually took a break from Wan! to read some other stuff so I’m only on book 6 :scream: Gotta hurry up or I’ll fall behind!


No objection except we could read one book per week right? no? maybe?おだちん


I could potentially speed up even more, but I feel bad about leaving DollyDaydream completely behind. :confused:
@DollyDaydream, how much do you profit from more-or-less following our schedule? Won’t me & icefang going ahead be too demotivating for you?
And since I just checked your profile - Happy Cake Day!


It was mostly a joke but I don’t mind reading faster because I could. I don’t want anyone to drop because of it though


But it isn’t the first time you are talking about reading faster and now it may actually be a good idea, so I finally wanted to give it some attention.
DollyDaydream didn’t answer at all, so I decided to give priority to active and commenting members. I’m sorry, but I had to pick one side :confounded:
1 week per volume seems a little too risky, because we still need time for discussion/questions, but how about 2 weeks per volume?

Volume 5 Revised Schedule

Week Goal Start Date
Week #1 Chapters 71-77 March 22 7 chapters
Week #2 Chapters 78-83+extras March 29 7 chapters

I’ll post the actual comments about this week’s reading later today.


We sped up more than double the speed. I mean I up for it I don’t know about the others


Another one already animated.
And once again we are reminded about Dazai’s cynophobia.
It had a very weird vibe to me, with Dazai sitting randomly in a box in some back-alley. :thinking: Wtf.


And here, another fairy tale parody.
It’s interesting how some fairy tales are so regional and not really known outside of their country of origin and some got international fame and became sort of universal experience for children across the globe.
Anyway, I think the roles were very fitting. :stuck_out_tongue:

Two questions:
Page 105
What does 身分違い means here? That she doesn’t fit with the rest of royalty?

Page 107
How does what Kunikida said connect to what Kyouka said? Or maybe it is supposed to seem disconnected because it is only for speeding the action up?


And the return of the guild. Once again, it should feel fresh, but since I’m not invested in these characters as much, I have mixed feelings. Maybe I just want the original cast all the time.

Another two questions:
Page 119

Is this Steinbeck? His silhouette got a hat, and then there’s no hat, and it’s weird of him to be asking this question…? He should know, right…?

The last page:
I simply don’t understand this panel.


@Whologist’s post from the misc discussion:

It seems like you appreciated Box Dazai more than I did ^^"

Answer to Aislin

I thought the exact same thing

Did he had? I thought he just talked to Atsuchi about dog and he ended up wanting to live as one.

身分= is social standing and 違い is different so I think it says that she knew that her social standing would be different(after being throw out of the castle) but there is not even boiled tofu.

She ask if she can stay there. Kunikida says the wolrd is not a easy place(means no) she answeres “I will do anything(to be able to stay)”

I had to look because I was confused like you. It seem to be Post guild-warsteinbeck. I am not farther than the anime but it seem his appearence changed after that event. No idea for the silhouette. A picture here. Might be a spoiler so I hide it. I haven’t see that thing and I don’t feel spoil but just to be sure. image

Same. it feels like “The two that were left thought that it was similar to the guild chief weirdness???”
He spoke about money just before so I suppose his love for money is the same as Francis? Maybe? Someone else help?

Chap 65

I saw this one in anime before. Never thought I could see Chuuya cry on a drama theater.

Why is he drinking in a box? Has Chuuya adopted him and gave him steak and wine?

That is a reference to the Shrimp plantation from a previous chapter right? This is a picture book about plant but he talks about shrimp right? If it is I really like it. Akutagawa is too precious.

Chap 66

For once the fairy tale wasn’t too much butchered. I was surprised. As Aislin said the roles were perfect.

Chap 67

I barely remember this character apart from one scene in the anime. I don’t know how to feel about this chapter but it was interesting. I must say scaring Chtulu is a feat in itself. Or at least weird him out.

His he the only one who can see his power?
I never thought he was thinking of himself that highly. Seem like the real author wrote an autobiography. I like the reaction of Edgar Allan Poe.

Re: icefang


It’s phrased as “苦手” here, but it was also mentioned before in the other chapter (& real Dazai short story), that’s why I’m calling it a phobia.

Thanks for the help with the rest! :bowing_woman:

I love that interpretation :heart: At first I thought he’s just drinking some random alcohol, but now your version is canon for me.

I think so too.

That’s how I interpreted it.

Yeah, I was also trying to google if he really wrote some kind of diary and found this autobiography… apparently set to be released 100 years after his death? Wow, that’s… actually awesome that someone really did compile and publish it for him after a century! Maybe he deserves his praises.

@Whologist ?
We’re talking about the last panel in the 67.

Re Answer Aislin

For me, I was sure he said “I asked Atsushi if he was bad with dogs” Because he said Atsushiに and not 敦は
I was sure he just talked to Atsushi about it and then he naturally just wanted to try it.

Glad you liked it. I just read something like “he got used to it”. I remember Dazai not buying wine in a previous chapter while Chuuya liked it. Dazai did not liked wine so why does he have it now… Chuuya now read a book to keep a dog… I made a link

That’s pretty awsome


Sorry for such a slow reply, I’ve been really busy and haven’t had a chance to catch up with anything to do with Japanese really let alone reading :sweat_smile:

I don’t mind if you guys want to read ahead, I can read through the chapters at a slower pace and look through the threads.

Thank you, I hadn’t even realised myself until you pointed it out :grin:


That’s basically it ^0^
ギルドの長 (The guild’s leader)
の変なとこ (strangeness)
が似たな (looks similar)
残された二人は思ったとか (the remaining two thought)
I highlighted the particles that were connected so hopefully that helps a bit.
Basically “The remaining two guild members saw (Or ‘thought’) a similar strangeness in him to their boss”
I hope that helps \o/