Anime Spotlight - Durarara!! x 2 The Third Arcby Anthony Foronda, Dec 28th 2015
- Director: Takahiro Omori
- (Baccano!,Natsume's Book of Friends)
- Series Composition: Noboru Takagi
- (Baccano!, Kuroko's Basketball)
- Character Design: Takahiro Kishida
- (Arjuna, Final Fantasy: Unlimited)
This is a twisted story....story of twisted love.
Ikebukuro is primed to explode, as pockets of chaos flare up all over the city. In Shinra's apartment, a group of people with different agendas has gathered. Out on the streets, the Dollars, Yellow Scarves and Saika's Army are getting ready for a showdown. Once Celty's head is finally exposed to the public, the stage will be set for an ending no one will see coming!
The gang is back in Ikebukuro―and they're ready to make trouble!! All New Series DURARARA!! x 2 is green lit!
The anime series DURARARA!! captivated the audiences everywhere with its innovative visuals and compelling story. Now 5 years after this sensational series has aired, the colorful members are back on the streets of Ikebukuro for their highly-anticipated sequel. Fans will enjoy this extended tale through 3 separate chapter installments.
Ikebukuro… A city brimming with trouble…and the people who are swayed by them. The leader of the “Dollars” wanders, the missing “Yellow Scarves,” the wavering wielder of the demon sword “Saika,” the headless rider and the underground doctor couple and the young informant who fights the most vicious man of Ikebukuro. For this new series new players will be joining these familiar faces: a very inquisitive transfer student, a beautiful Russian handy woman, a handsome motorcycle gang leader, and a scared gangster…each one will surely add to the drama! Once again, the streets of Ikebukuro will witness a series of mysterious incidents involving these eccentric characters.
For the creative staff, Takahiro Omori will once again be directing alongside many members from previous series while they welcome new team members from the new studio, “shuka”. This will be shuka's first major project.
What will be waiting at this epic tale's conclusion?! Here is the long-awaited finale of the first chapter!
The "Headless Rider" who appears in Ikebukuro. She is joined by her familiar--Cóiste-bodhar (a headless horse). She is a Dullahan originally from Ireland but came to Japan in search of her missing head.
VA: Toshiyuki Toyonaga
A high school student who moved to Ikebukuro to attend Raira Academy. He admires the irregular lifestyle in the city. He is one of the founders of the infamous color gang "Dollars." .
Mikado's childhood friend and the one who actually convinces Mikado to transfer to Raira Academy. His jokes are on the lame side but his personality helps make people feel comfortable. He was the leader of the color gang, "Yellow Scarves," but disappeared after their clash with the "Dollars."
She is a bespectacled busty beauty with a reserved personality. She controls the demon sword "Saika" and wields a katana.
Johnny Yong Bosch
An informant mostly active within Shinjuku. Shizuo is his arch nemesis. He also possesses Celty's head and is very interested in this specimen.
A loan shark known as "Ikebukuro's strongest and most dangerous man." He hates Izaya immensely and is ready to kill him whenever they cross each other's paths.
An underground doctor of Ikebukuro. He speaks using four-word idioms. He has been in love with Celty since he was very young and now that they share their feelings for each other, he lives a very happy life.
He acts as the big brother within his crew. He was classmates with Izaya, Shizuo and Shinra. He is very manly and is respected by people around him.
One of Kyohei's buddies and is a hard-core otaku.
One of Kyohei's buddies and Walker's partner. Just like Walker, she is also a hard-core otaku.
One of Kyohei's buddies. He owns the van that the crew uses as their mode of transportation.
A new student at Raira Academy. He is a member of "Dollars" and is intrigued by Mikado.
A mysterious Russian beauty who works as a handywoman. She speaks in weird Japanese.
The leader of a large biker gang from Saitama called "Toramaru." He is a ladies man.
A high ranking member of the Awakusu yakuza group. He is known as the "Red Devil of Awakusu" and usually lets his fists do the talking.
A new student at Raira Academy. Izaya's younger sister and Mairu's older twin. She attends school in her gym clothes.
A new student at Raira Academy. Izaya's younger sister and Kururi's younger twin. She may look like she is reserved, but she is really chatty.
Shizuo's younger brother. He is a popular up-and-coming actor who goes by the stage name "Yuhei Hanejima."
She is a popular celebrity known for her doll-like looks and mysterious aura.
Shinra's father. He is a very perculiar man always wearing a lab coat and gas mask.
Mikado and Anri's classmate. He is Mika's boyfriend and is obsessed with the subject of "heads."
Seiji's older sister. She was a former employee of Yagiri Pharmaceuticals but is currently working under Izaya as his secretary. She loves her brother Seiji a little too much.
A friend of Anri's since middle school. She fell in love with Seiji since the first time she saw him during the high school entrance exams.
Cassandra Lee Morris
Masaomi's girlfriend. She had been hospitalized for a long time but disappeared with Masaomi.
Shizuo's upperclasmen from middle school and his superior at work.
A high official of the Awakusu yakuza group. He is acquaintances with Izaya, Shinra and Celty.
A motorcyle police officer who has the tendency to pursue his targets to the extreme.
A Russian man who works at a sushi restaurant in Ikebukuro called Russian Sushi. He is the only person that can stop Shizuo when he goes berserk.
He is the president of Kasuka's management company "Jack-o-Lantern Japan Office."
The daughter of Mikiya Awakusu who is the heir to the Awakusu Yakuza group. She was raised until recently without knowing about her family's business. Ever since then she…
The young heir of the Awakusu Yakuza group. He loves his daughter dearly and kept their family business a secret from her.
The head of the Awakusu Yakuza group. He is a powerful leader to many subordinates.
A russian hitman. He is known as the "Philosophical Killing Machine."
A huge man who is usually seen with Varona. When he finds something interesting, he will not stop thinking about it.
Shingen's second wife and Shinra's step-mother. She has a personality as tricky as her husband.
A high official of the Awakusu yakuza group. He is known as the "Blue Devil of Awakusu" and is a renowned fighter.
- Celty Sturluson
- Miyuki Sawashiro
- Mikado Ryugamine
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga
- Masaomi Kida
- Mamoru Miyano
- Anri Sonohara
- Kana Hanazawa
- Izaya Orihara
- Hiroshi Kamiya
Johnny Yong Bosch
- Shizuo Heiwajima
- Daisuke Ono
- Shinra Kishitani
- Jun Fukuyama
- Kyohei Kadota
- Yuichi Nakamura
- Walker Yumasaki
- Yuki Kaji
- Erika Karisawa
- Ayahi Takagaki
- Saburo Togusa
- Takuma Terashima
- Aoba Kuronuma
- Hiro Shimono
- Chikage Rokujo
- Yuki Ono
- Mizuki Akabayashi
- Kappei Yamaguchi
- Kururi Orihara
- Hisako Kanemoto
- Mairu Orihara
- Eri Kitamura
- Kasuka Heiwajima
- Daisuke Kishio
- Ruri Hijiribe
- Saki Fujita
- Shingen Kishitani
- Akio Otsuka
- Seiji Yagiri
- Kazuma Horie
- Namie Yagiri
- Sanae Kobayashi
- Mika Harima
- Mariya Ise
- Saki Mikajima
- Misato Fukuen
Cassandra Lee Morris
- Tom Tanaka
- Katsuyuki Konishi
- Haruya Shiki
- Hochu Otsuka
- Kinnosuke Kuzuhara
- Keiji Fujiwara
- Simon Brezhnev
- Takaya Kuroda
- Max Sandshelt
- Masaya Onosaka
- Akane Awakusu
- Misaki Kuno
- Mikiya Awakusu
- Yasuyuki Kase
- Dogen Awakusu
- Shozo Iizuka
- Toshiyuki Morikawa
- Satoshi Mikami
- Atsumi Tanezaki
- Shu Aozaki
- Kiyoyuki Yanada
- Original Story
- Ryohgo Narita "DURARARA!!" (published in Dengeki Bunko)
- Original Illustration
- Suzuhito Yasuda
- Takahiro Omori
- Series Composition
- Noboru Takagi
- Character Design
- Takahiro Kishida
- Chief Animation Director
- Akira Takata
- Action Director
- Tatsuo Yamada
- Akira Ito
- Art Settings
- Tomoyasu Fujise
- Prop Design
- Eri Yamasaki
- Color Design
- Hiromi Miyawaki
- CG Producer
- Norikazu Kanbayashi
- Kazuhiko Seki
- Hitoshi Tamura
- Makoto Yoshimori
- Animation Production
- Ikebukuro Dollars
©2014 Ryohgo Narita/PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION ASCII MEDIA WORKS/Ikebukuro Dollars
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