Nobuhiro Mōri directs the production celebrating the 10th anniversary of the TV anime adaptation's release
Durarara!!, a TV anime based on the light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda about strange things happening in the city of Ikebukuro, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a stage play adaptation that will tread the boards in Tokyo, Aichi, and Osaka in April and May of 2020. The main staff for the production has been revealed, including:
- Original work: Durarara!! by Ryohgo Narita (published by Kadokawa under their Dengeki Bunko imprint)
- Original illustrator: Suzuhito Yasuda
- Director: Nobuhiro Mōri
- Script: Noboru Takagi
- Planning, production: Aniplex, Trifle Entertainment
- Sponsored by: Aniplex, Trifle Entertainment, KADOKAWA, Dwango (IIV)
The main cast for the Durarara!! stage play, as well as the venues and the schedule, will be revealed at a later date. Crunchyroll currently streams the Durarara!! TV anime, and describes the story of the series as follows:
Mikado Ryugamine is a young man who yearns for the city like no other. At the invitation of his childhood friend, Masaomi Kida, he moves to Ikebukuro and enters school there. Masaomi tells Mikdado about some dangerous people in Ikebukuro to watch out for. There are two in particular, a brawling champion named Shizuo Heiwajima and hobbyist information broker Izaya Orihara. And then there is a mysterious organization of unknown origins known as Daraazu. On his first day headed into the city, Masaomi sees a jet black motorcycle being driven by a headless rider. From then on, a series of random attacks and events begin to occur on the streets of Ikebukuro, and a group known as the Kikinada Gang arises as Ikebukuro begins to crumble.
Copyright notice: （C）2014 Ryohgo Narita / KADOKAWA ASCII Media Works / Ikebukuro Dollars
Source: Anime! Anime!
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