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* Atsushi meeting Dazai.
* Oda's death.
* Higuchi taking up arms to save Akutagawa.
* The crashing of Moby Dick. The fight between Shin Soukoku and Fitzgerald is actually twilight, but you can't see that due to the dark clouds and rain. Once it clears up, it's shown to be twilight or dawn.
* ''Dead Apple'' starts at twilight.
* The fight between Fukuzawa and Mori during the Cannibalism arc.
* Fitzgerald talking with Buchanan and deciding that he doesn't get anything out of him.
* The end of season 3.

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* Atsushi meeting Dazai.
Dazai. (day into night)
* Oda's death.
death. (day into night)
* Higuchi taking up arms to save Akutagawa.
Akutagawa. (day into night)
* The crashing of Moby Dick. The fight between Shin Soukoku and Fitzgerald is actually twilight, but you can't see that due to the dark clouds and rain. Once it clears up, it's shown to be twilight or dawn.
(night into day)
* ''Dead Apple'' starts at twilight.
twilight. (day into night)
* The fight between Fukuzawa and Mori during the Cannibalism arc.
arc. (day into night)
* Fitzgerald talking with Buchanan and deciding that he doesn't get anything out of him.
him. (unclear)
* The end of season 3.
3. (night into day)


* BSD Lucy is able to create an imaginary world of her own, ruled by her "friend" Anne. Said ability left her shunned and ostracized by everyone she knew, so she had an unhappy childhood. The real life Creator/LucyMaudMontgomery also grew up friendless and lonely. Her mother died of tuberculosis when she was 21 months old, and her father was too overcome with grief to cope with her, so she was sent to live with her strict grandparents in Cavendish. [[ValuesDissonance In that time period, it was frowned upon to openly shower your child with love and affection, as the Victorian notion of parenting of the time was to ensure that children were taught to be unquestioningly respectful and obedient to the point of being completely self-effacing.]] Lucy often created imaginary friends and worlds in order to cope with her loneliness, which she claims to have played a part in cultivating her writing and creativity.

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* BSD Lucy is able to create an imaginary world of her own, ruled by her "friend" Anne. Said ability left her shunned and ostracized by everyone she knew, so she had an unhappy childhood. The real life Creator/LucyMaudMontgomery Creator/LMMontgomery also grew up friendless and lonely. Her mother died of tuberculosis when she was 21 months old, and her father was too overcome with grief to cope with her, so she was sent to live with her strict grandparents in Cavendish. [[ValuesDissonance In that time period, it was frowned upon to openly shower your child with love and affection, as the Victorian notion of parenting of the time was to ensure that children were taught to be unquestioningly respectful and obedient to the point of being completely self-effacing.]] Lucy often created imaginary friends and worlds in order to cope with her loneliness, which she claims to have played a part in cultivating her writing and creativity.


* The works of the author he's named after deal with Youkai, Onmyouji, demons and posessions.

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* The works of the author he's named after deal with Youkai, Onmyouji, demons and posessions.posessions.

[[WMG: Lucy Maud Montgomery]]
* BSD Lucy is able to create an imaginary world of her own, ruled by her "friend" Anne. Said ability left her shunned and ostracized by everyone she knew, so she had an unhappy childhood. The real life Creator/LucyMaudMontgomery also grew up friendless and lonely. Her mother died of tuberculosis when she was 21 months old, and her father was too overcome with grief to cope with her, so she was sent to live with her strict grandparents in Cavendish. [[ValuesDissonance In that time period, it was frowned upon to openly shower your child with love and affection, as the Victorian notion of parenting of the time was to ensure that children were taught to be unquestioningly respectful and obedient to the point of being completely self-effacing.]] Lucy often created imaginary friends and worlds in order to cope with her loneliness, which she claims to have played a part in cultivating her writing and creativity.

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* The crashing of Moby Dick. The fight between Shin Soukoku and Fitzgerald is actually twilight, but you can't see that due to the dark clouds and rain. Once it clears up, it's shown to be twilight or dawn.



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* The end of season 3.

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* ''Dead Apple'' starts at twilight.


This is an ongoing list of similarities and references in ''Bungo Stray Dogs'' to real life authors.

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!! The meaning of sunset
This is an ongoing list of similarities more obvious in the anime than in the manga, but there always seems to be happening something important when it's twilight or sunset (meaning that the air/sky is covered in orange, yellow and references red). A number of things that just happened to be at twilight:

* Atsushi meeting Dazai.
* Oda's death.
* Higuchi taking up arms to save Akutagawa.
* The fight between Fukuzawa and Mori during the Cannibalism arc.
* Fitzgerald talking with Buchanan and deciding that he doesn't get anything out of him.

Twilight seems to be a time of ''change of heart'', one
in ''Bungo Stray Dogs'' to real which the life authors.
of people is drastically changed. Note that Atsushi's eyes are also colored like the twilight/sunset.



Essentially, ''Bungo Stray Dogs'' is MundaneMadeAwesome. It turns books and their writers into magic, and the creators of the series have ShownTheirWork by relating them, how far off they may seem.

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Essentially, ''Bungo Stray Dogs'' is MundaneMadeAwesome. It turns books and their writers into magic, and the creators of the series have ShownTheirWork by relating them, how far off they may seem.
seem. This is an ongoing list of similarities and references in ''Bungo Stray Dogs'' to real life authors.


* She is named after the main character in Akutagawa's story ''O-Gin''. In that story, the Christian [[note]] Gin wearing a cross on her choker in the manga [[/note]] O-Gin throws away an afterlife in heaven to join her brother in hell. This can be likened to Gin doing anything to stay with her family, even if it means joining the mafia.

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* She is named after the main character in Akutagawa's story ''O-Gin''. In that story, the Christian [[note]] Gin is wearing a cross on her choker in the manga [[/note]] O-Gin throws away an afterlife in heaven to join her brother in hell. This can be likened to Gin doing anything to stay with her family, even if it means joining the mafia.



* The real author was also a censorist (one who censors stuff unfit for public), mirroring 'our' Goncharov being unable to feel unhappiness.

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* The real author was also a censorist (one who censors stuff unfit for public), mirroring 'our' Goncharov his animesona being unable to feel unhappiness.


* She is named after the main character in Akutagawa's story ''O-Gin''. In that story, the Christian [[note]] Gin wearing a cross on her choker in the manga references this [[/note]] O-Gin throws away an afterlife in heaven to join her brother in hell. This can be likened to Gin doing anything to stay with her family, even if it means joining the mafia.

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* She is named after the main character in Akutagawa's story ''O-Gin''. In that story, the Christian [[note]] Gin wearing a cross on her choker in the manga references this [[/note]] O-Gin throws away an afterlife in heaven to join her brother in hell. This can be likened to Gin doing anything to stay with her family, even if it means joining the mafia.



[[WMG: Ivan Goncharov]]
* The real author was also a censorist (one who censors stuff unfit for public), mirroring 'our' Goncharov being unable to feel unhappiness.



The works of the author he's named after deal with Youkai, Onmyouji, demons and posessions.

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* The works of the author he's named after deal with Youkai, Onmyouji, demons and posessions.

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[[WMG: Kyuusaku Yumeno]]
* The original writer wrote a {{Doorstopper}} about science-fiction themes, a protagonist in an asylum having a OntologicalMystery called ''Dogra Magra''. It's the source of Q's...[[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon bizarre]] [[CreepyChild nature]].


* His ability and name is a reference to "The Scarlet Letter: A Romance", an 1850 work of fiction in a historical setting, written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt. This likely inspired the character's religious nature [[spoiler: and him becoming Fyodor's assassin over his guilt over Mitchell's condition]].

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* His ability and name is a reference to "The Scarlet Letter: A Romance", an 1850 work of fiction in a historical setting, written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt. This likely inspired the character's religious nature [[spoiler: and him becoming Fyodor's assassin over his guilt over Mitchell's condition]].condition]].

[[WMG: Kyougoku Natsuhiko]]
The works of the author he's named after deal with Youkai, Onmyouji, demons and posessions.

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[[WMG: Ozaki Kouyou]]
* In ''Golden Demon'', a beautiful young woman named Miya tells her fiance, Kanichi, that she is breaking off their engagement so she can marry a banker’s son who has wooed her with a big diamond ring. Enraged, Kanichi kicks Miya to the ground and vows to forsake humanity. Kanichi goes on to become a cold-hearted moneylender and Miya’s marriage to the rich man does not go well. Sound familiar?


As for the book his Ability is called after, there are also some hints as to how the book translated into the power. It is a quasi-autobiography (as he makes use of an AuthorAvatar in it) written at the end of Dazai's life. It is a story that makes you feel like there is no hope when you are done reading it. The Ability is a manifestation of this sentiment, by nullifying other abilities. As a bonus, the book references Dostoyevski's book ''Crime and Punishment'' at some point, which gave fruit to the two characters being rivals as well.


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As for the book his Ability is called after, there are also some hints as to how the book translated into the power.power and into his life. It is a quasi-autobiography (as he makes use of an AuthorAvatar in it) written at the end of Dazai's life. It is a story that makes you feel like there is no hope when you are done reading it. The protagonist is basically an AuthorAvatar, that resembles BSD Dazai as well. The Ability is a manifestation of this sentiment, by nullifying other abilities. As a bonus, the book references Dostoyevski's book ''Crime and Punishment'' at some point, which gave fruit to the two characters being rivals as well.




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* Both were regarded as extremely dangerous at some point.


* Both of them got arrested and detained once.

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* Both of them got arrested and detained once.once.

[[WMG: Nathaniel Hawthorne]]
* His ability and name is a reference to "The Scarlet Letter: A Romance", an 1850 work of fiction in a historical setting, written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt. This likely inspired the character's religious nature [[spoiler: and him becoming Fyodor's assassin over his guilt over Mitchell's condition]].

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