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According to the cover note of the novel, Narita Ryohgo's light novel "Durarara!!" was announced to get a TV anime adaptation.

The cover of the novel vol.1

Staff
Director: Ohmori Takahiro ("Natsume Yuujinchou", "Baccano!")
Series Organizer: Takagi Noboru ("Baccano!")
Original Novel Illustrator: Yasuda Suzuhito
Character Designer: Kishida Takahiro ("Baccano!", "Noein - Mou Hitori no Kimi e")
Producer: Aniplex
Production Studio: Brains Base

Synopsis:
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.

Official website
Source: Scan of the cover note

Cast
Ryuugamine Mikado: Toyonaga Toshiyuki
Kida Masaomi: Miyano Mamoru
Sonohara Anri: Hanazawa Kana
Kishitani Shinra: Fukuyama Jun
Orihara Izaya: Kamiya Hiroshi
Heiwajima Shizuo: Ono Daisuke

Source: Dengeki
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i have never heard of that before, seems like it might be promising but idk :O
 
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SWEET, Narita Ryohgo novel adapted by the same Baccano! staff/studio?! I sense a winner right here. This should be just as good as Baccano!, if not better.
 
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I am so curious about this. May take a look.
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I never heard about this, but seems cool!
 
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I've read five volumes of the novel. "Headless heroine, who communicates with PDA (since she cannot speak)" is quite unique.
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Wicked, this is incredibly promising. Especially considering the staff involved.
 
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The TV adaptation announced on the Vol. 1 cover? This will probably suck. Unfortunate, because it looks interesting. Eh, might check out the manga.
 
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Jul 2, 2009 7:05 PM

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Sounds interesting. Something to look forward to.
 
Jul 2, 2009 7:06 PM

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NabeShogun said:
The TV adaptation announced on the Vol. 1 cover? This will probably suck. Unfortunate, because it looks interesting. Eh, might check out the manga.

no, volume 6, which will be released on July 10th. (the scan was leaked by someone.)
 
Jul 2, 2009 8:26 PM

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Huh, somehow this isn't so surprising since it got a manga adaptation in G-Fantasy last month, so maybe it was in preperation for this? Either way, Ryohgo + Brains Base = Insane potential.
 
Jul 2, 2009 9:13 PM

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Oh this sounds so sweet!!!
Can't wait.~
 
Jul 2, 2009 9:32 PM

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dtshyk said:
Director: Ohmori Takahiro ("Natsume Yuujinchou", "Baccano!")
Production Studio: Brains Base


I'll make sure that I watch this.
 
Jul 3, 2009 1:48 AM

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The staff is really good, the plot seems so-so, but hopefully it'll be a decent show.
 
Jul 3, 2009 3:00 AM

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Hmm personally the art is not of my preference but let's see if this will be interesting enough.

 
Jul 3, 2009 3:53 AM
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Looks like fun, I'll check it out.

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dtshyk said:


Ryuugamine Mikado is a normal high school boy who seeks peculiar beings.



Is that what normal high school boys do?
 
Jul 3, 2009 6:26 AM
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^ Lol, why not? :)

The staff alone puts this one on my must watch list!!!!
 
Jul 3, 2009 8:17 AM

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Art and charrie design are drawing me in. Ah, heck, I'll watch it :)
 
Jul 3, 2009 9:07 AM

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I hate Baccano D:
 
Jul 3, 2009 9:16 AM

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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!
 
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I like the title. succinct.
 
Jul 3, 2009 2:33 PM

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great ! \o
 
Jul 3, 2009 6:19 PM

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YES
 
Jul 3, 2009 9:33 PM

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Looks like another winner, looking forward to it.
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Jul 4, 2009 11:02 PM

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Best anime news I've heard in a long time.
 
Jul 20, 2009 4:10 AM

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The art looks a lot like the one from Yozakura Quartet(i hate that anime..).
 
Jul 20, 2009 7:43 AM

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Headless biker? No engine sounds, No headlights...

First time heard of this, I am going to wait for the poster and the seiyuu cast before deciding to watch or not.

Actually, I didn't like Baccano and wasn't very interested in Natsume Yuujinchou either. Thus, I get the feeling I most likely won't be watching this...
 
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Pissed0ff said:
The art looks a lot like the one from Yozakura Quartet(i hate that anime..).


Same character designer, that's it.
 
Jul 22, 2009 7:49 AM

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Sounds interesting enough, even if it's solely because of all the related staff to Baccano.
 
Jul 22, 2009 10:18 AM

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^lol. Looks interesting, so I'll check it out
 
Sep 5, 2009 2:09 PM

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No news about this series?

 
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Cast
Ryuugamine Mikado: Toyonaga Toshiyuki
Kida Masaomi: Miyano Mamoru
Sonohara Anri: Hanazawa Kana
Kishitani Shinra: Fukuyama Jun
Orihara Izaya: Kamiya Hiroshi
Heiwajima Shizuo: Ono Daisuke

Baccano writer + Awesome cast= Must watch it!
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Sep 21, 2009 1:29 AM
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Kagura89 said:
Cast
Kida Masaomi: Miyano Mamoru
Kishitani Shinra: Fukuyama Jun
Orihara Izaya: Kamiya Hiroshi
Heiwajima Shizuo: Ono Daisuke!
HOLY...!!! Any anime with these four is a must watch for me. (*___*)

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i'm in, the staff looks promising
 
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I want my Baccano! season 2 but this'd be more than enough. I mean, I also love Yasuda Suzuhito just as much as Ryohgo Narita.

Pissed0ff said:
The art looks a lot like the one from Yozakura Quartet(i hate that anime..).
The anime was awful. The manga had the better original art by Yasuda Suzuhito and the story was executed well.
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Quite like the art style and the staff look pretty good. Think I might give this a go.

 
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Here's the trailer:

Durarara trailer

One word: Awesome!
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Kagura89 said:
Here's the trailer:

Durarara trailer

One word: Awesome!


i like the music in there :>
black hair guy is win there~
 
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Oh my god!*faints*I don't think it'll be better than baccano but I'm so excited right now
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Expectation = Very High

I'm somehow expecting Baccano style of story telling technique. If it really is, I'll be awesome.

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Wait, Daisuke (Battler), Miyano Mamoru (Imagay yagamI), Kamiya Hiroshi (<3 <3 <3), and even Fukuyama-sama (not for Leloch but for Watanuki...)?....

This staff casting... makes me even more anticipated about this...
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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.
 
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THEATRE BROOK



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tsubasalover said:
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ED 『Trust Me』/松下優也 (Yuya Matsushita)

O.o
i never heard about those singer, but i was hoping ABS for the OP song ;w;
better to be good, but it isn't too needed though.
 
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Duuude, epic cast o.o Definitely gonna watch!
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Sweet.
I'm looking forward to this, Looks very interesting. :D

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I'm interested in it for so many reasons.

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~
 
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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.
 
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