Durarara!! Updates

News update about the 12.5 episode and some Drrr! Seiyuu Awesomeness

Finally some information about the extra episode to be released with the first DVD release named 12.5. The timelines would be just after the twelfth episode. I can write pages on the brilliance of Durarara!!, though not the best ending but a very well-rounded anime with a forage of lovable characters, who are properly fleshed out. Nobody forgot the main characters but one would even remember a guy like Kinnosuke, who you only see terrorizing the streets and Celty-chan on random in the second arc of the first season (look what I did here?) I’m still waiting for that second season announcement and even optimistic about it–Brain Base, please don’t disappoint me! If optimism doesn’t work I might go to this level… :hypnotize

So, what to expect from the episode?

Typical Drrr! Awesomeness~

In summary as described on the official site, Celty would receive a mysterious red bag, which will cause a chain of events around Ikebukuro. Almost all the favourite characters return so along with Trio (Mikado, Masaomi and Anri), who are supposedly enjoying a Summer festival. The Dotachin gang gets involves in the chase and even Izaya, Shinra, Kinnosuke and the Yakuza (Shiki?) are involved. The scene that made me go kyaaa~ was Shizu-chan uprooting a tree (hopefully he’s throwing that towards an unsuspecting Izzy). Simon is missing from the screen but an unknown redhead’s shown with a connection to the mysterious bag. Even Isaac and Miria will be back for another cameo appearance. And yeah, Aliens (Yu-Eff-Oh) in Ikebukuro? I can bet there’s some other explanation to those shiny objects in the Ikebukuro sky? Uh, fireworks?

Durarara!! Live Event

Anyway, with August 25 two weeks away, you can still have some good Durarara!! fun with a Live Event featuring the main seiyuu cast, Hiroshi Kamiya (Izaya), Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Mikado), Daisuke Ono (Shizuo), Jun Fukuyama (Shinra) and Yuichi Nakamura (Kadota). Those who were not present added some comments via video in between like Kana Hanazawa (Anri) and Mamoru Miyano (Masaomi).

I was not kidding when I said Toshiyuki was bullied. Yeah, Hiroshi is checking out his butt… ^^;

I couldn’t understand the whole thing but it seemed the main seiyuus were having more than fun and poor Toshiyuki was getting burnt by the industry regulars. The best was the parody by OD of Sebby from Kuroshitsuji. If someone subs this, I would be one happy camper! Masu, can you translate this? Anyway, till I’m done with compiling the Fall 2010 review, Ja ne~

>> Download Here | MediaFire | Rapidshare | Hotfile (Video is not of the best quality)

Sources:
12.5 Update: Official Site
Live Event: Crazy-cake

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31 Responses to “Durarara!! Updates”

  1. Amutofan123 says:

    It’s looks good, I can’t wait! I had heard that Izaya’s younger twin sisters were supposed to be in it, but I guess not. I’m still hoping for a second season as well. I’m checking Anime News Network everyday for an announcement of one (and several other things too, but they have nothing to do with Durarara).

    • Kyokai says:

      I had heard that too and there are still chances that they might show up. If Isaac and Miria can, why not the twins? Btw, I follow ANN on twitter just on the hopes I will hear something soon. Sigh, no S02 green-lit signs but I am still looking forward to it… :see

    • Katt says:

      Eh? I thought that Mairu and Kururi would appear on an extra episode on the last DVD to be released… Or maybe I’m just not keeping up with the news as well as I should be?

  2. Namika says:

    tanoshisou ne~ :tea
    simply can’t wait ’till it comes out! :cute: I missed them indeed! And the action from Shizzy’s side seems interesting, though he probably just got berserk after seeing Izaya anyway ==” but any action from him is just….. nyaaa :woo

    And I totally agree with you about the 2nd season. Though there were no announcements yet, I’m really positive about it.

    • Kyokai says:

      I miss Shizu-chan the most! :nooo

      I just hope it gets subbed soon and we get that second season announcement! ^^

      • Namika says:

        Yeah, the situation seems perfect for the second season announcement. :cheer: they’d better not disappoint us! :rage:

  3. foshizzel says:

    Oooh awesome stuff! thanks for the update =D can’t wait to see it xD yay!

  4. BlackLagoon187 says:

    Perfect news to accompany my 6-shot mocha filled morning

    Meh gotta finish up the last 3 eps of drrrrr. Downside of getting busy with work again

    well till the next post Meta

    pce!

    • Kyokai says:

      Oyaho~ At least you have some more Drrr! left to enjoy and even if the last epis were not the best of Drrr! they were one of the best out of last year.

      Have a good day! ^^

  5. Saw the news on the official website already :3!
    Totally looking forwards to it and I do hope to see Mairu and Kururi on this episode, if not at least episode “25″ next year even if I got to wait that long D:

    And thanks for the live event, I’ve been too lazy to looking for it x3

    Also, if you need help with convincing Brain Base to get DRRR second season, I’ll be one of the many to help :wink:

    • Kyokai says:

      It would be awesome if the twins show up, they were just glimpsed in the first arc. Brain Base sure is cruel to the fans…:frozen I will start a petition if I don’t see a season 2 announcement by March ’11.

      And you are welcome, Mimiko-chan~ even when I didn’t understand the half of it, got me chuckling for sure. ^^

  6. Hoshi says:

    ~Waaaah I’m so excited for that 12.5 episode! I’ve been missing DRRR! so much ;A; I do hope they announce a second season…
    Ah, that Live Event look so entertaining to watch XD Someone needs to sub it soon! >A<
    thanks for the update Kyokai~!

    • Kyokai says:

      Same here, Hoshi! No comparison to Drrr and I miss it too! :sad:
      Hopefully, we’ll get a sub soon… And, always welcome! :wink:

  7. Overcooled says:

    This makes me..far too happy…..*crying tears of joy* I was so excited when episode 12.5 was announced, and now that excitement has been REAWAKENED.

    Kamiya Hiroshi’s voice…I could listen to it all day <3 <3 <3 Ahh…trying to suppress my love…forgive…me…

    I could only understand about less than half of it since my Japanese isn't so hot, but watching this…WAS SO WORTH IT. Anri's seiyuu says durarara!! with unbelievable cuteness. LOL at Miyano Mamoru's speech too.

    Haa..ok I've calmed down now.

    • Kyokai says:

      I have to join in to the fangirling, OC-chan, I seriously can listen to Hiroshi Kamiya for like ever… No wonder, he’s one of the busiest seiyuu in the industry. ^^

      The live event was wicked with all of them having fun. Man, I need moar and some good news too!

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  9. Ultimate Tempura from the North says:

    i.want.that black long coat/jacket.

  10. berrish17 says:

    OMG Im definately gonna watch this ^-^
    Although I don’t understand only few words…
    I just enjoy listening to japanese though~ :woo
    Theyre all awesome seiyus—–!!!
    Too bad 2 of them werent there…busy XD miyano mamoru :kyaa: hanazawa kana has such a CUTE voice XD

    • Kyokai says:

      Fufufuuu~ Hai hai… :fangirl

      This was worth the post even if the video quality was not up to the par. Enjoy~ :wink:

  11. Flags says:

    Both of Izaya’s sisters have seiyuus listed to play them. So I’m pretty sure we’ll see them relatively soon.

  12. Xiao says:

    OMG~! *flails at the awesome news* That reminds me, I still have to marathon FMA. \D;
    I suspect Pixiv to have another field day when this episode comes out. Especially since it involves a maid cafe. Oh Masaomi, come back to ‘Bukuro soon. <3

    And Shizu uprooting a tree is enough to satisfy me until the second season announcement is made. Though I still want it. Like…by next week, or something. lol xD;

    Anyways, ahh~ Thank you so much for uploading the seiyuu live. I always love seeing the cast having fun off screen. Nice seeing how they all get along with each other while their characters don't. Haha.
    And those silly guys, don't bully your kouhai. Kamiyan, leave Toshiyuki-san’s butt alone, kthx. xD;

    • Kyokai says:

      Xiao-chan! <333 *steals the flailing Edo* You need to marathon FMA. It was EPICLY awesome! xD

      I would agree with you, I never knew Drrr! had so much fanart, finally got an account few weeks back! ^^ I can’t wait to get more Drrr! It’s been too long since I saw Shizu-chan uproot and throw something. :wink:

      The live event was awesome, I hope someone subs it so that we exactly know what all of them are up to. Hilarious even without understanding though. ^^

  13. nagi says:

    OMG OMG OMG! Thank you for sharing this Kyokai-chan! :kyaa:

    I missed Shizu-chan even more~~~~ :kyaa:

    Oh please inform us if there’s a subbed version of that live event. I want to understand them! :14:

    • Kyokai says:

      Arigatou, nagi-chan~ <333

      I will definitely be on the lookout for a subbed version and would update here if I find it. Hopefully! :fangirl

  14. Zenbaka says:

    I-is that Izaya in PLAIN CLOTHING? ….OhgodIthinkI’mgoingtoexplodeeeAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFJEKLFWKEFLKJHEWFLKJHWEKLFHWKELHFLKWEJHFKLEHWJHFKLJHEKJEWHELFKLKWJE

    Oh my god I can’t *WAIT* for this to come out fdlfkahklfa I can’t even comprehend what’s going on anymore *A* OHMYGOD MORE SHIKI. OHMYGOD MORE /EVERYONE/.

    The live event. LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ I could listen to them FOREVER. Ono D + Kamiya= KFJHLWKEFKHEWLFHWELHFKEWHF♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    Awesome post BTW~!♥

  15. H0shi says:

    Thanks for linking my site here ^^

    Anyways, just blame the uploaders from Tudou for having a LQ video – almost ALL of the copies of the event were in not good quality (some are uber pixelated)

    • Kyokai says:

      You are welcome, Hoshi~ We always give credit to the sites we get stuff from. ^^
      Loved the live event, if only someone would sub it and we get to see it in better quality… T_T

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