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neocloud9



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:17 pm Reply with quote
O RLY? Cool news, I loved Baccano...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:31 pm Reply with quote
Does anyone know what this series is about?
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KanjiiZ



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:38 pm Reply with quote
vashfanatic wrote:
Does anyone know what this series is about?


All the more reason to watch!

Is second times the charm? I will watch this since the covers look really cool. Hopefully people won't make a huge fuss over it, because then it might turn into a disappointment.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:40 pm Reply with quote
I can say with some confidence that the author likes exclamation points and titles that hold no meaning for his readers. I found out what Baccano means (in Italian a ruckus/uproar), but I don't know what if anything Dhurarara means. If it's anywhere as good as Baccano, I don't care because it'll be great.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:16 am Reply with quote
vashfanatic wrote:
Does anyone know what this series is about?


Answering my own question... if Wikipedia is to be trusted (and who knows if it is?) then the plot is as follows:
"Set in modern Ikebukuro, one major character is a Dullahan [a kind of headless, horse-riding Irish fairy] with a living motorcycle in place of a horse, come to Japan searching for its stolen head." [typos in the original]

So "Dullahan" what the "Dhurarara" refers to, apparently. And yes, hissatsu01, I think every single one of his series has an exclamation mark in the title. Laughing


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Jedi General



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:17 am Reply with quote
So the rumors I've been hearing are true. Great news. Can't wait to see this.
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Lemoncookies23



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:45 am Reply with quote
Very nice!
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sunflower



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:40 am Reply with quote
That's exciting, but... Baccano 2!!! Do Baccano 2!!!

(someone had to say it... ;P)

(exclamation points in anticipation of what the author would use)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:11 pm Reply with quote
Directed by Omori and scripted by Takagi, as well?

Hell yeah.

sunflower wrote:
That's exciting, but... Baccano 2!!! Do Baccano 2!!!

Would be incredibly awesome. (Don't think the DVD sales of the first series were enough to support a sequel, though.)
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Andrew Cunningham



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:53 pm Reply with quote
Why "Dhurarara"? Where'd the h come from?
Since the title comes from Dullahan, Ls would be more accurate than Rs.
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Westlo



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:02 pm Reply with quote
Definately would've preferred these guys to do another Baccano! series but I'm sure this will be great as well.

hissatsu01 wrote:
I can say with some confidence that the author likes exclamation points


He has another series called Vamp!
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vashfanatic



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:31 pm Reply with quote
Andrew Cunningham wrote:
Why "Dhurarara"? Where'd the h come from?
Since the title comes from Dullahan, Ls would be more accurate than Rs.


It's possible Wikipedia doesn't know what it's talking about. We'll need to wait for a website to be sure (or for someone who's read the originals).

Baccano! 2.... I'd worry about, because lately sequel series have been letting me down. I don't know if they could repeat the magic of the first or not.
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Andrew Cunningham



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:37 pm Reply with quote
vashfanatic wrote:
Andrew Cunningham wrote:
Why "Dhurarara"? Where'd the h come from?
Since the title comes from Dullahan, Ls would be more accurate than Rs.


It's possible Wikipedia doesn't know what it's talking about. We'll need to wait for a website to be sure (or for someone who's read the originals).


Wikipedia was Dulalala!! until this article went, at which point it was changed to match.
I have read the originals.
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vashfanatic



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:47 pm Reply with quote
Andrew Cunningham wrote:
vashfanatic wrote:
Andrew Cunningham wrote:
Why "Dhurarara"? Where'd the h come from?
Since the title comes from Dullahan, Ls would be more accurate than Rs.


It's possible Wikipedia doesn't know what it's talking about. We'll need to wait for a website to be sure (or for someone who's read the originals).


Wikipedia was Dulalala!! until this article went, at which point it was changed to match.
I have read the originals.


So the description at wiki is accurate, then? Headless fairy on a motorcycle in Ikebukuro?
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Andrew Cunningham



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:55 pm Reply with quote
vashfanatic wrote:
So the description at wiki is accurate, then? Headless fairy on a motorcycle in Ikebukuro?


Fairy sounds misleading, but yeah, ancient Irish spirit working as an underworld courier in Ikebukuro, plus an Anonymous style game formed and operating via chat rooms.
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