At their industry panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta, Aniplex of America announced the official CD imports for the two Durarara!! titles, DRRRWRAPPING!! DRRR!! BEST CD & DVD Combo (IMPORT) and DRRR!! The Greatest Hits - Sweet Strange Memories (Makoto Yoshimori) (IMPORT). Both of these releases will be available on October 10th with pre-orders open.
Anime followers looking to get some sense of series' commercial success have long used the metric of reported sales as a measurement. Recently, Keijo!!!!!!!! author Daichi Sorayomi spoke out about the inaccuracy of Blu-ray sales figures that media industry monitor Oricon had published for the Blu-ray release of his series' anime adaptation. But, even assuming that the numbers are accurate, are they a useful indication?
It's going to be a hot couple of days for manga crossovers on the covers of Kodansha's monthly magazines. Firtst, out in shops April 25th, the leads of Hiroaki Samura's graphic samurai series Blade of the Immortal have prepared for their April 29th, live-action premiere by intimidating the lead of his new Wave, Listen to Me! on the cover of Afternoon.
Suzuhito Yasuda is the illustrator on Ryohgo Narita's Durarara!! light novels about the strange and interesting people running around Ikebukuro, Tokyo. He's also the author of the Yozakura Quartet,about Hime Yarizakura, the sixteen-year-old mayor of fictional Sakurashin. In 2011, the two joined in a pair of art books. They met again in 2013 for a bonus manga. He has something even bigger planned for next year.
After the events of Durarara!! light novel volume 13 and its anime adaptation, Izaya Orihara ended up out of Ikebukuro, in a Kanto suburb with limited ability to move his arms and legs. That new status quo was explored last year in A Sunset With Orihara Izaya, and now, on October 8th, the troublemaker is back in A Standing Ovation with Orihara Izaya. More after the jump.
This month, Good Smile Company and Max Factory are releasing their poseable figure of Durarara!! x 2's Shizuo Heiwajima. Of course, Izaya Orihara follows, and he's due in November. And now, with the Shizuo-chan release, it's time to solicit the the next in the series. Namely, a certain Dullahan. Get a look after the jump.
Durarara!!x2 Ketsu episode 19.5, "Dufufufu!," opened May 19th with an adaptation of 10th anniversary Gaiden?! story, ending "C"LR"OWN" by Toshiyuki Toyonaga and Kenjiro Tsuda (Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Seto Kaiba) as fake Shizuo Nobusuma. Since then, the series' Twitter account has had fun offering a look at the temporary cast addition, with animator Misao Abe joining in. Get a look after the jump.
About six weeks ago, Good Smile Company and Max Factory's Orange Rouge male character brand launched pre-orders for a figma based on Ikebukuro's strongest man, Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara!! x 2. You better bet that there was a companion Izaya Orihara planned. That poseable figure is now available for pre-order. Get the details after the jump.
Crunchyroll announced plans to stream the English-dubbed version of Durarara!! X2 The Third Arc. Episodes are set to stream on Tuesdays at 12:00pm Pacific Time starting today. Read on for more.