News Hidan no Aria, English Durarara Promos Streamed
posted on 2011-01-21 21:44 EST by Daryl Bunao
The Japanese broadcasting company TBS began streaming a television commercial for the anime adaptation of Chūgaku Akamatsu's Aria the Scarlet Ammo (Hidan no Aria) school detective action light novel series on Friday. The video revealed two of the cast members — Rie Kugimiya as Aria H. Kanzaki and Junji Majima as Kinji Tōyama — but does not contain actual footage from the anime. The story takes place in Tokyo Butei High School, a special school where armed detectives — "Butei" — are trained to use weapons. The anime will premiere in Japan in April.
Aniplex USA began streaming its first highlight reel featuring the English dubbing cast for the upcoming adventure anime Durarara!! this week. This video and other promotional videos promote the Durarara!! DVD Part 1 (Episodes 1-9) release, which will ship on January 25 for US$39.98.
Durarara!! revolves around the story of high school student Mikado Ryugamine reuniting with childhood friend Masaomi Kida in the city of Ikebukuro. In Mikado's first day in the city, he learns of the city's many dangers including a bartender with a short fuse, a know-it-all informant, and the mysteriously well hidden "Dollars" gang. Mikado is further intrigued to his new surrounding by witnessing Ikebukuro's urban legend firsthand - a headless motorcyclist acting as a modern day dullahan.
Image © Chūgaku Akamatsu, Media Factory/Tokyo Butei High School