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Narita Ryohgo's Light Novel Durarara!! To Be Animated [Update]

by dtshyk
Jul 2, 2009 6:08 PM | 48 Comments
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

20 of 48 Comments Recent Comments

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.

Jan 21, 2010 4:49 PM by dougmelon

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~

Dec 24, 2009 1:25 PM by Sakata-san

Sweet.
I'm looking forward to this, Looks very interesting. :D

Dec 23, 2009 5:41 PM by Mikitea

Duuude, epic cast o.o Definitely gonna watch!

Dec 22, 2009 4:27 AM by Cenedess

tsubasalover said:
OP 『裏切りの夕焼け』 (Uragiri no Yuuyake)/THEATRE BROOK
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.

Dec 3, 2009 11:21 PM by villains

OP 『裏切りの夕焼け』 (Uragiri no Yuuyake)/THEATRE BROOK
ED 『Trust Me』/松下優也 (Yuya Matsushita)

THEATRE BROOK



Releasing February 24th

Yuya Matsushita



Releasing February 17th

Dec 3, 2009 11:07 PM by tsubasalover

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.

Nov 12, 2009 8:54 AM by Kagura89

Expectation = Very High

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

Edited:

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...

Nov 2, 2009 3:34 AM by ringoo4

Oh my god!*faints*I don't think it'll be better than baccano but I'm so excited right now

Oct 10, 2009 11:12 AM by Urufuzu_rein

Kagura89 said:
Here's the trailer:

Durarara trailer

One word: Awesome!


i like the music in there :>
black hair guy is win there~

Oct 10, 2009 8:13 AM by villains

Here's the trailer:

Durarara trailer

One word: Awesome!

Oct 10, 2009 5:44 AM by Kagura89

Quite like the art style and the staff look pretty good. Think I might give this a go.

Oct 7, 2009 9:52 AM by Vanilla-San

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.

Sep 23, 2009 9:16 AM by Sagisawa

i'm in, the staff looks promising

Sep 21, 2009 2:17 AM by villains

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. (*___*)

Sep 21, 2009 1:29 AM by adamantine

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!

Sep 5, 2009 9:02 PM by Kagura89

No news about this series?

Sep 5, 2009 2:09 PM by Leticia

^lol. Looks interesting, so I'll check it out

Jul 22, 2009 10:18 AM by MotokoAramaki

Black guy ftw

Jul 22, 2009 10:13 AM by cantius

Sounds interesting enough, even if it's solely because of all the related staff to Baccano.

Jul 22, 2009 7:49 AM by Sohei

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