The official website of the Durarara!! anime and the Dengeki Bunko Aki no Saiten (Dengeki Bunko Fall Festival) event on Sunday revealed that the second season will be split into 3 cours, the first cour (Durarara!!x2 Shou or “understanding”) will premiere in January 2015 followed by the second part (Durarara!!x2 Ten or “motion”) in July 2015 and the third part (Durarara!!x2 Ketsu or “conclusion”) in January 2016.
In addition to this, additional cast were revealed:
- Yuki Ono (Taiga Kagami from Kuroko no Basket) as Chikage Rokujo
- Hiro Shimono (Akihisa Yoshii from Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu) as Aoba Kuronuma
- MAO as Vorona (Aoko Nakamori from Detective Conan)
- Kappei Yamaguchi (L Lawliet from Death Note) as Akabayashi
The returning cast members were also announced:
- Mamoru Miyano as Masaomi Kida
- Kana Hanazawa as Anri Sonohara
- Daisuke Ono as Shizuo Heiwajima
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Izaya Orihara
- Sanae Kobayashi as Namie Yagiri
- Jun Fukuyama as Shinra Kishitani
- Eri Kitamura as Mairu Orihara
- Hisako Kanemoto as Kururi Orihara
- Houchu Ohtsuka as Haruya Shiki
- Ayahi Takagaki as Erika Karisawa
- Kazuma Horie as Seiji Yagiri
- Mariya Ise as Mika Harima
- Takaya Kuroda as Simon Brezhnev
- Takuma Terashima as Saburou Togusa
- Yūichi Nakamura as Kyōhei Kadota
- Yuuki Kaji as Walker Yumasaki
- Saki Fujita as Ruri Hijiribe
- Daisuke Kishio as Kasuka Heiwajima
- Misato Fukuen as Saki Mikajima
- Akio Ohtsuka as Shingen Kishitani
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Tom Tanaka
- Keiji Fujiwara as Kinnosuke Kuzuhara
- Masaya Onosaka as Max Sandshelt
Some changes were made to the staff:
- Original: Narita Ryohgo “Durarara!!“
- Original Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara!!, Hariyama-san, Maid Machinegun)
- Director: Takahiro Omori (Durarara!!, Natsume Yuujinchou Shi, Samurai Flamenco)
- Series Composition: Noboru Takagi (C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control, Kuroko no Basket, Sankarea)
- Character Design: Takahiro Kishida (Baccano!, Busou Shinki, Haikyuu!)
- Music: Makoto Yoshimori (Baccano!, Durarara!!, Hamatora The Animation)
- Animation Production: Studio Shuka (Brain’s Base division)
The Durarara!!x2 promotional video below confirms that it will cover the whole of the series’ first part, the 10 remaining books in 3 cours.
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.
A manga adaptation by Akiyo Satorigi started serialization in the shounen manga magazine Monthly GFantasy on April 18, 2009. An anime adaptation began airing in Japan in January 2010. Two games based on the series for the PlayStation Portable were released, and a game for PlayStation Vita was released on June 19, 2014 in Japan.
The new Durarara!! season will continue on from the original and will air this Winter anime season.
Durarara!!x2 synopsis from Haruhichan:
Second season of Durarara!!