At this weekend's Anime Expo, Aniplex of America announced released plans for the domestic version of Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] Blu-ray Box Set I and DVD Complete 1st Season, and DURARARA!! x 2 Volumes 1 & 2 (Blu-ray and DVD). Along with this was news that an English dub is being produced for Your Lie in April with Patrick Seitz directing.
Durarara!! X2 The Second Arc is preparing to introduce a whole bunch of dangerous new Ikebukuro residents from groups in volumes 8-10 such as the Rakukage Gym and Dragon Zombies. And the series site and Twitter feed has been updated with a look at these folks, along with their character designs. Get a look after the jump.
Izaya narration and opening theme "day you laugh" from Mikado Ryūgamine voice actor Toshiyuki Toyonaga are featured in the new preview for this summer's Durarara!! X2 The Second Arc (aka DRRR!! X2 Ten) anime. The theme song will be released August 12th and includes a chance to buy tickets to an October 25th live event with the limited edition. Get a look after the jump.
Crunchyroll announced plans to simulcast the second arc of the Durarara!! X2 anime, which is set to broadcast every Saturday starting July 4 at 9:30am Pacific Time. Hit the jump for more.
While there's beeen plenty of Durarara!! merchandise, including mugs, with illustrations of Celty's iconic helmet on them, Tsukuri tops them all with a mug shaped like her eared motorcycle helmet! The ceramic mug measures L8 x W15 x H15cm (including ears) and sells for 1,836 yen ahead of a July release. Get a look after the jump.
Banpresto will start a new session of their popular lottery series Ichiban Kuji featuring the ongoing TV anime Durarara!!x2 at convenience store chain CircleK Sunkus, bookstores, Tsutaya, Animate stores, and amusement facilities across Japan from April 25. Check the prize list after the jump.
This week, Good Smile Company has launched pre-orders for a trio of Nendoroid super-deformed figures of popular characters. Previously released and coming soon Infinite Stratos figures of Houki Shinonono, Cecilia Alcott and Lingyin Huang will be joined by Laura Bodewig in August. Also, Durarara!! gets some representation in August with the release of Celty, with Mikazuki Munechika introducing sword-as-cute-boys Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-.'
May 2-6, the 10th anniversary of Ryohgo Narita's Durarara!! light novels (which launch in April 2004) and the x2 anime adaptations will be celebrated with a "STREEEEET !! Territory of Exhibition" at Ikebukuro Sunshine City World Import Mart 4F Exhibition Hall A, which later stops at Osaka Prefecture City Suminoe-ku Nanko Kita May 15-17 and 22-24. More after the jump.
Durarara!! protagonist Mikado Ryūgamine is one the unusual anime characters that has a full date of birth. In this case, it's March 21, 1993 (1994 in the anime). Celebrating his 22nd/21st birthday, the anime series' Twitter feed has posted a special set of social media icons. Grab them after the jump.