The second season of Ryohgo Narita’s Durarara!! has been announced. It was made at the recent Dengeki Game Festival 2014, which was held in Akihabara. This new series based on the light novel series of the same name, will adapt the second arc of the light novel series. Accompanying this new announcement, is the promotional video:
Durarara!! 2nd Season synopsis from Haruhichan:
Those guys are coming back to Ikebukuro!
Durarara!! New TV Anime
The announcement also revealed that the production staff of the anime will be returning, though the animation studio that produced the first season, Brains Base, were not listed. Takahiro Omori will return to direct the series, but is part of studio Shuka. Noboru Takagi will return to write the scripts, Takahiro Kishida is back designing the characters, and soundtrack will be scored by Makoto Yoshimori.
This new anime is part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Durarara!! series, which began as a light novel series in 2004 published by ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko. The original light novels ended in January this year, but the creator of the series Ryohgo Narita, has stated that he will be begin a new series of light novels titled Durarara!! SH, set two years after the original’s conclusion. The first issue will release on April 10th. The light novels received an anime adaptation in 2010 from animation studio Brains Base. In addition, two manga adaptations were also released and a few visual novels. To date the light novels has a total of 13 volumes. and are illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda.
The new Durarara!! season will continue on from the original. It hasn’t been stated to be by Brains Base, so expect more information about the studio in the near future.