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‘Durarara!! Gaiden!?’ Anime Special Coming

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Durarara SpecialThe Durarara!! push is strong in Japan and only getting stronger. With the three seasons currently airing and in production, it’s now been announced that there will be a special episode called Watashi no Kokoro wa Nabe Moyou that is being produced, which originated in the Durarara!! Gaiden!? light novel spinoff book. The episode is being done by the same team as the TV production and it’ll get a special limited run in theaters, as several OVAs do these days, on May 30th, 2015. It’ll then be bundled with the sixth volume of the DVD/BD releases of the first season of the series, which is set to land on July 22nd, 2015. It looks like it’ll be a standard TV episode length as well.

The Durarara!! X2 series is planned for three seasons, with the first part in January 2015, the second in summer 2015 and the third part in Winter 2016.

The main staff is returning to the production with Takahiro Omori directiong based on scripts by Noboru Takagi and character designs by Takahiro Kishida. Animation production is being done by studio Shuka, their first production, instead of Brains Base which handled the first series.

The cast announced so far includes Miyuki Sawashiro as Celty,Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Mikado. Mamoru, Miyano as Masaomi Kida, Kana Hanazawa as Anri Sonohara, Daisuke Ono as Shizuo Heiwajima, Hiroshi Kamiya as Izaya Orihara, Sanae Kobayashi as Namie Yagiri, Jun Fukuyama as Shinra Kishitani, Eri Kitamura as Mairu Orihara, Hisako Kanemoto as Kururi Orihara, Houchu Ohtsuka as Haruya Shiki, Ayahi Takagaki as Erika Karisawa, Kazuma Horie as Seiji Yagiri, Mariya Ise as Mika Harima, Takaya Kuroda as Simon Brezhnev, Takuma Terashima as Saburou Togusa, Yūichi Nakamura as Kyōhei Kadota, Yuuki Kaji as Walker Yumasaki, Saki Fujita as Ruri Hijiribe, Daisuke Kishio as Kasuka Heiwajima, Misato Fukuen as Saki Mikajima, Akio Ohtsuka as Shingen Kishitani, Katsuyuki Konishi as Tom Tanaka, Keiji Fujiwara as Kinnosuke Kuzuhara, M.A.O as Vorona, Kappei Yamaguchi as Mizuki Akabayashi, Hiro Shimono as Aoba Kuronuma and Yuuki Ono as Chikage Rokujo. Masaya Onosaka as Max Sandshelt, Misaki Kuno as Akane Awakusu, Yasuyuki Kase as Mikiya Awakusu, Shozo Iizuka as Dogen Awakusu, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Егор (Egor), Satoshi Mikami as слон (Sloan), Atsumi Tanezaki as Emilia and Kiyoyuki Yanada as Shu Aozaki.

Plot concept: “6 Months Later…We haven’t changed at all… or it seems….”

Half a year after the turmoil that rocked the entire city of Ikebukuro—

Peace has once again returned to the city and people are living each day normally. The high school students enjoy their days of youth as the strongest and most dangerous man of Ikebukuro works diligently. The informant plots a new scheme and the headless rider is pursued by the cops as she rides through the night…But soon this normal will be cut short by the abnormal. Slowly but surely, the unknown will seize the city and face an all new storm.

[Source: Twitter]

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