And HELLO, fifth year of aniblogging!
I have been contemplating for a while on how to post about my four years of aniblogging. The big date (13th March), is already past and I would have let it slide for bigger and better posts in May (for Metanorn’s anniversary), but this news just stopped me on my tracks. We usually don’t cover news items like these on Metanorn but like few other franchise, I’m making an exception for this as many of the team members share my enthusiasm for this series. Not to mention, the official announcement of second season of Durarara!! is almost symbolic for me in a sense because I began my aniblogging career on Metanorn with it, back in early 2010, almost 400 hundred posts ago. Literally, you can say, besides the Type-Moon fever, this story has been second on my list that can easily make me squee.
Time sure flies, when you are having fun and after the long whining, the day is finally here for another season of this goodness. You can call this a legendary series of its time because it turned many non-watchers of anime to regulars. Many of Metanron’s old readers/lurkers actually started visiting the blog, while this series was being blogged as well. Overall, due to the novel popularity and just the whole package produced hoards of fangirls and fanboys. Therefore, it was very disappointing for everyone when an instant second season was not announced by Brains Base. From the track record of the studio, their another big success Natsume Yuujinchou (again helmed by Omori), has had four total seasons so no one understood why the same did not happen for Durarara!! Clearly, it was not due to DVD/BD Sales or even the merchandise, which have always been popular even after four years of being on the market.
The delay could have been due to reluctance of the studio for picking up an unfinished story before but there is no excuse anymore as Ryohgo Narita just celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the original novel, which recently finished with 13 volumes. The story does not end there though, as Narita will be continuing the story under Durarara!! SH after a two-year time skip from the original novel series. The new season on the other hand will start right after the events of first season and as I’ve heard from the grapevine of novel readers, the events are even more exciting than the arcs covered in season one. As a fan, I’m just happy to see the varied cast moseying back in Ikebukuro.
Drrr! is officially back and in production at Shuka Studio rather than Brains Base. This news should not be alarming because all the old guys are coming back, with the main dude Takahiro Omori directing, Noboru Takagi scripting, Makoto Yoshimori composing music and Takaharu Kishida adapting the character designs from Suzuhito Yasuda’s novel illustrations. The seiyuu cast will remain the same for obvious reasons so be ready to eargasm with Hiroshi Kamiya, Ono Daisuke, Miyano Mamoru, Yuuichi Nakamura, HanaKana, Fukuyama Jun, Miyuki Sawashiro, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Takaya Kuroda, Kishio Daisuke, Fujiwara Keiji, Mai Nakahara, Yuki Kaji, Katsuyuki Konishi, Akio Ootsuka, etc. There are many more names in the psychedelic cast of this series but this is all I could do from the top of my head.
I can’t wait for the release date and more info but will keep you all updated through our Fanpage/Twitter for more updates to come. I would also take this opportunity to reminisce old memories with the gifs I made while reviewing this series, back in 2010. Some images might be spoilerish if you haven’t seen the series so click only if you want to relive its awesomeness.
Durarara!! Gif Journey
We sure have waited 4 long years for this. So, share your excitement. Fangasm all you want! :3