This winter, fans of the DURARARA!! animated series are in for a real treat. Aniplex of America, Inc. has announced on their Aniplex Live Show that they have acquired DURARARA!! X 2 and is set to simulcast starting in January 2015. Five years after this sensational series originally aired, the colorful members are back on the streets of Ikebukuro for their highly-anticipated sequel. Fans will enjoy this extended tale through 3 separate installments. The first installment will begin its simulcast schedule this January and will be available for fans to stream on Hulu (www.hulu.com) and Crunchyroll (www.crunchyroll.com). The start date and time of the streaming schedule will be announced at a later date. Aniplex of America, Inc. had also announced that their official English homepage for DURARARA!! X 2 will launch today at: www.DurararaUSA.com where fans can enjoy details on this upcoming series including detailed character descriptions and an English subtitled trailer. DURARARA!! X 2 is an anime adaptation based on the light novel series created by author Ryohgo Narita. Takahiro Omori will once again be directing alongside many members from the previous series. The studio shuka will be responsible for the animation production and this will be its first major project.
“6 Months Later…We haven’t changed at all… or it seems….” Half a year after the turmoil that rocked the entire city of Ikebukuro— Peace has once again returned to the city and people are living each day normally. The high school students enjoy their days of youth as the strongest and most dangerous man of Ikebukuro works diligently. The informant plots a new scheme and the headless rider is pursued by the cops as she rides through the night…But soon this normal will be cut short by the abnormal. Slowly but surely, the unknown will seize the city and face an all new storm.