Aniplex USA to Release the First Arc of ‘Durarara!!x2’ on Home Video Starting September

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Aniplex of America announced at their panel at Anime Expo today that they will be releasing the first arc of Durarara!!x2 on DVD and Blu-ray later this year. Volume 1 is scheduled for release on September 29 and volume 2 is scheduled for release on November 24.

Volume 1 will feature episodes 1-6 with the original Japanese audio, the English dub and English and Spanish subtitles. On-disc extras will include a cast interview video and the textless opening and ending animation. Physical bonuses will include a 16-page deluxe booklet, illustration postcards and double-sided wraps for the cases featuring illustration by Character Designer Takahiro Kishida. The DVD release of volume 1 will have a suggested retail price of $59.98, but can be pre-ordered here for $49.98. The Blu-ray release of volume 1 will have a suggested retail price of $99.98, but can be pre-ordered here for $79.98.

Volume 2 will feature episodes 7-12 with the original Japanese audio, the English dub and English and Spanish subtitles. The OVA episode 4.5 will be included as an extra with the same language options as the main episodes. Physical bonuses will again include a 16-page deluxe booklet, illustration postcards and double-sided wrap for the clear cases featuring an illustration by Takahiro Kishida. The DVD release of volume 2 will have a suggested retail price of $59.98, but can be pre-ordered here for $49.98. The Blu-ray release of volume 2 will have a suggested retail price of $99.98, but can be pre-ordered here for $79.98.

The cast list is as follows (Japanese/English):

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  • Celty Sturluson: Miyuki Sawashiro / Kari Wahlgren
  • Mikado Ryugamine: Toshiyuki Toyonaga / Darrel Guilbeau
  • Masaomi Kida: Mamoru Miyano / Bryce Papenbrook
  • Anri Sonohara: Kana Hanazawa / Michelle Ruff
  • Izaya Orihara: Hiroshi Kamiya / Johnny Yong Bosch
  • Shizuo Heiwajima: Daisuke Ono / Crispin Freeman
  • Shinra Kishitani: Jun Fukuyama / Yuri Lowenthal
  • Kyohei Kadota: Yuichi Nakamura / Steve Blum
  • Walker Yumasaki: Yuki Kaji / Brian Beacock
  • Erika Karisawa: Ayahi Takagaki / Mela Lee
  • Saburo Togusa: Takuma Terashima / Spike Spencer
  • Simon Brezhnev: Takaya Kuroda / Patrick Seitz
  • Dennis: Shinya Takahashi / Christopher Smith
  • Kasuka Heiwajima: Daisuke Kishio / Vic Mignogna
  • Aoba Kuronuma: Hiro Shimono / Kyle McCarley
  • Egor: Toshiyuki Morikawa / Lex Lang
  • Varona: M・A・O / Brina Palencia
  • Sloan: Satoshi Mikami / Richard Epcar
  • Chikage Rokujo: Yuki Ono / Grant GeorgeDurararax2-Volume-1-Cover-Art-001
  • Kururi Orihara: Hisako Kanemoto / Bridget Hoffman
  • Mairu Orihara: Eri Kitamura / G.K. Bowes
  • Ruri Hijiribe: Saki Fujita / Cristina Vee
  • Shingen Kishitani: Akio Otsuka / Doug Stone
  • Seiji Yagiri: Kazuma Horie / David Earnest
  • Namie Yagiri: Sanae Kobayashi / Bridget Hoffman
  • Mika Harima: Mariya Ise / Kira Buckland
  • Saki Mikajima: Misato Fukuen / Cassandra Lee Morris
  • Tom Tanaka: Katsuyuki Konishi / Keith Silverstein
  • Haruya Shiki: Hochu Otsuka / Dan Woren
  • Kinnosuke Kuzuhara: Keiji Fujiwara / Christopher Smith
  • Max Sandshelt: Masaya Onosaka / Doug Erholtz
  • Akane Awakusu: Misaki Kuno / Brianna Knickerbocker
  • Emilia: Atsumi Tanezaki / Karen Strassman
  • Mikiya Awakusu: Yasuyuki Kase / Jamieson Price

The ADR directors for the dub are Kirk Thornton and Patrick Seitz. Aniplex USA provided a synopsis for this season:

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 ordinary life will be cut short by the extraordinariness. Slowly but surely, the unknown will seize the city and face an all new storm.

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