The story takes place in a downtown of Tokyo, Ikebukuro. Teenage punks gang up and fight against each other. The gangsters are afraid of an urban legend "Dullahan" headless rider, who rides a black motorcycle without head lights nor sounds of engine. Ryuugamine Mikado is a normal high school boy who seeks peculiar beings. When He moves in to Ikebukuro, a mad scramble for Dullahan's missing head breaks out.
Disappointed this isn't Baccano! season 2 but will still watch since it's the Baccano! team adapting another Narita Ryohgo light novel series... but please guys.. fucking do a second Baccano! season before doing Ryohgo's Vamp!
Summary from the Durarara!! light novels (If I wrong please tell me..)
Many unusual people gather here in Ikebukuro, Tokyo--- a youth who yearns for an un-mundane life, a hoodlum, a stalker denpa-girl, a young man who deals in information ‘for fun’, a black-market doctor, a high-schooler obsessed with magic, as well as a ‘headless rider’ riding a bike painted black.
These unusual people begin a series of abnormal stories that never fail to create headaches. But, although their personalities are all twisted— they still talk about love.
New series, created by the same person who made Baccano!, looks interesting, and what really makes me smile is just the dullahan in general. It's a shame since the legends about them are actually really interesting and not too many series have them other as the grunt bad guy, that and my Irish pride is kicking in for taking out Irish mythology. Loving it~
If its anything like Baccano! then its bond to be awesome; better not get my hopes up too high though. 2 episodes in and it seems pretty good, with good promise. Baccano didn't truly become awesome til towards the middle anyway.