The official website of anime adaptation of Ryohgo Narita and Suzuhito Yasuda’s Durarara!! light novel series has released the first visual for the upcoming third cour of the anime’s second season: Durarara!!x2 Ketsu. The site has also revealed that the anime will begin its broadcast from January 9.
Starting from Saturday January 10th, the Durarara!!x2 Ketsu anime will air on Tokyo MX at 11:30pm JST. The anime will also broadcast on Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11 at the same time. It will also air on MBS on Sundays at 1:58am JST. The series is also scheduled to air on CBC in January, though a date has not been specified.
The main cast of the two Durarara!!x2 anime will return in the final cour:
- Miyuki Sawashiro (Shinon in Sword Art Online II) who will return to voice Celty Sturluson
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Mahiro Fuwa from Zetsuen no Tempest) returning as Mikado Ryugamine
- Mamoru Miyano (Rintarou Okabe from Steins;Gate) is back to voice Masaomi Kida
- Kana Hanazawa (Akane Tsunemori in Psycho-Pass) as Anri Sonohara
- Hiroshi Kamiya (Levi in Attack on Titan) voicing as Izaya Orihara
- Daisuke Ono (Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler) will voice Shizuo Heiwajima
- Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch) as Shinra Kishitani
- Yuichi Nakamura (Gray Fullbuster from Fairy Tail) voicing Kyohei Kadota
- Yuki Kaji (Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan) will voice Walker Yumasaki
- Ayahi Takagaki (Mikako Satsukitane in Sora no Otoshimono) is back to play as Erika Karisawa
- Takuma Terashima (Shiroe from Log Horizon) voicing as Saburo Togusa
- Hisako Kanemoto (Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury in Sailor Moon Crystal) voices Kururi Orihara
- Eri Kitamura (Yui from Angel Beats!) voicing as Mairu Orihara
- Daisuke Kishio (Tsukune Aono in Rosario to Vampire) will voice Kasuka Heiwajima
- Saki Fujita (Ao Nanami from Yozakura Quartet) will voice Ruri Hijiribe
The main members of the anime staff from Durarara!!×2 Shou and Durarara!!×2 Ten will return to produce the next instalments:
- Director: Takahiro Omori (Durarara!!, Samurai Flamenco)
- Series Composer: Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!, Kuroko’s Basketball)
- Character Designer: Takahiro Kishida (Durarara!!, Baccano!)
- Chief Animation Director: Akira Takata (Durarara!!, Baccano!)
- Colour Key Artist: Hiromi Miyawaki (Durarara!!, Kuragehime)
- Music Composer: Makoto Yoshimori (Durarara!!, Baccano!)
- Animation Studio: Shuka (Durarara!!×2 Shou, Durarara!!×2 Ten)
Durarara!!x2 is part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Durarara!! series, created and written by Ryohgo Narita featuring art from Suzuhito Yasuda. The Light novel series began in 2004 published by ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko. The original light novels ended in January 2013 for a total of 13 volumes, but Narita has started a new series of light novels titled Durarara!! SH set two years after the original’s conclusion. The third issue released on January 10th this year. The light novels received an anime adaptation in 2010 from animation studio Brain’s Base with a second season airing throughout this year. In addition, two manga adaptations and a few visual novels were also released.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
In Tokyo’s downtown district of Ikebukuro, amidst many strange rumors and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous occupants, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless “Black Rider” who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets.
Ryuugamine Mikado has always longed for the excitement of the city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend convinces him to move to Tokyo. Witnessing the Black Rider on his first day in the city, his wishes already seem to have been granted. But as supernatural events begin to occur, ordinary citizens like himself, along with Ikebukuro’s most colorful inhabitants, are mixed up in the commotion breaking out in their city.
The third and final cour of Durarara!!x2, Durarara!!x2 Ketsu, will start its broadcast on January 9th on Tokyo MX, during the Winter 2015/2016 anime season. Further information about the anime will be revealed within the next few weeks.
Source Article and Images – Durarara!! Anime Website
Source Article – Anime News Network
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