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.
It is announced today that the 4.5th episode of the ongoing TV anime Durarara!!x2 Shou will be produced as a side-story OVA based on a short story "Watashi no Kokoro wa Nabe Moyou," and it will also get limited theatrical screenings in Japan from May 30. Hit the jump for more information.
As part of the 10th anniversary project for the Durarara!! franchise, Kadokawa has accepted pre-registrations for a smartphone game titled Durarara!! the Underside, which is scheduled to start its service via Gree platform in this spring. Check the latest CM after the jump.
This week, the Twitter account for Durarara!! x 2 anime Twitter account posted the updated the updated character designs for Mikado Ryūgamine, Masaomi Kida, Anri Sonohara, Shizuo Heiwajima and Izaya Orihara, as well as the new Rokujo Chikage. Not coincidentally, the character designs are set to be first Blu-ray, now set to be released February 25th.
After presenting the character goods at events like Dengeki Fall Festival, the Hello Kitty x Durarara!! merchandise from Kawashima Industries and Asunaro-sya is now available at your favorite anime paraphernalia retailer. Check them out after the jump.
With the Psycho-Pass movie in Japanese theaters, Shunya Yamashita, best known for designing Kotobukiya's bishoujo figures of the heroines of DC, Marvel, Street Fighter, Tekken and Star Wars, has posted his take on film's version of Akane Tsunemori. Shirow Miwa, known for his work on the manga Dogs and with the band Supercell has done an Enforcer version of Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls' Takeuchi-P, as well as Durarara!! tribute.