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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:32 pm
by MightiMidget
blkmage (post: 1462778) wrote:My goodness, episode 25 was awesome. SECOND SEASON WHERE



YES!! *hopes greatly!!*

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:50 am
by TheSubtleDoctor
So episode 25 is on crunchyroll.

Simon being ever-present made me laugh a lot.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:12 pm
by Kung_Fu_Master
"All is Peaceful"

*cough* Yeah, very *Cough* very*cough* Pea*Cough*cef*Coughcough*ul*CoughCough*

Does anyone have a Ricola?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:44 am
by Mr. Hat'n'Clogs
Brains Base, if you want to keep that position as best studio you best be making a second season this Autumn.

Seriously though, this is exactly why I think Brains Base is the best studio. I've read the way Narita writes(though little , and while they do a fantastic job transferring that part to the screen, they don't just make a copy and paste job of it. Compare, say, a Bones adaptation, where while it may be good, they usually add little more than color, music, and voice acting to the show. They lift it visually straight from the source, and they don't really add much to the show. Sure, this Brotherhood show is pretty awesome, but why don't I just go read the manga?

Brains Base, by comparison, takes source material and does stuff with it. The use of connections in the Durarara!! stuff, for instance, is pretty spectacular. I can't remember a time where I've seen something in another show like it where we have that magnificent scene where all of the people normally colored grey gain color like in Durarara!! Baccano! manages to use anachronic order despite the light novels not being told with it, and still manages to keep consistency and do a fantastic job of wrapping up three removed storylines in one finale while slowly revealing information.

I was, however, a bit disappointed that when Shizuo first began his attack on Izaya he didn't throw the vending machine right next to him.

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:41 am
by blkmage
Five years.


Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:45 am
by Mithrandir

I know quite a few people who will be very happy to hear this! :)

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:27 am
by ClaecElric4God
Excellence. I have waited many a long year (more like...a few months). This should be good.

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:44 am
by MangaRocks!
...x2 Shou episode 1:

That was literally the perfect re-opener. :jump:

I loved how they continued the same visual style of OP & ED, I loved the re-introduction to the city and characters (with some of the new ones thrown in, too, of course), I loved the humor :lol: , I just loved all of it. :hug: (And, knowing Narita-sensei, I'm sure the new mystery will be good, too.) I am so looking forward to the rest of this! <3

Also: On a related note, Yen Press has just licensed the DRRR!! novels! :dance: This weekend has made my year. <3

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:21 pm
by silvershock95
Just watched the first episode and I have to say it was pretty amazing! So glad they kept the style for the opening and endings because it rocks~

Also it looks like there's some new characters on the block-- I wonder how the plot will unfold now that they're going to be a part of the story? I'm very intrigued!

Man, do I feel bad for Celty though...

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:46 pm
by mechana2015
Well, I know what I'm doing next saturday.

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:52 pm
by MomentOfInertia
It's good to be back.

Fyi CR eps posted/freed at noon eastern time on Saturdays.

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:02 pm
by ForeverInspired
First episode was trying to get comfortable again with the cast. My favorite part of the beginning of the first season was Izaya, and he definitely does not have the same impact (so far). However, I have a feeling that he has gotten his hands on some new "fun" which should prove to be interesting. Izaya needs to stop being a couch potato - it's so not him.

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:35 am
by MangaRocks!
...x2 Shou episode 2:

AHHH THIS EPISODE WAS SO GOOD-- and it's only the second one! :) Already there are a number of plot/character threads building up, and all of the new characters haven't even been introduced yet.

Random thoughts:

Oh man, I've missed that chatroom, LOL. :grin: And I have to say, SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Aoba is really suspicious-- I'm a little bit worried about Mikado, LOL :sweat: -- but really interesting (and his interactions with the Orihara twins even more so). Speaking of the twins, Izaya's aversion to/explanation about them and their introductions/interactions with the bullies at school were completely insane/amusing/awesome, LOL. And then there was that little bit of Shizuo... <3 :grin: (And LOL, the beat-up guy wants to get some Russian sushi before he dies? :grin: And what was up with the zombie {or am I to assume that was 'Hollywood'}? :grin: ). And finally, that cliffhanger with Shinra... I'm not sure whether to be concerned or just laugh. :grin:

I am loving this. <3

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:14 am
by PLCDreamcatcher14
Got to see episode 1 last week and even though I watched s1 back in June, I have to say, I really missed these characters! Love the same OP and ED style and these new characters seem interesting. And Shizuo's brother will now have greater focus too. And on a side note, I loved when Walker and Erika were using otaku talk again and me recognizing practically every story they mentioned. lol.

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:05 pm
by MangaRocks!
...x2 Shou episode 3:

Okay, so SPOILER: Highlight text to read: zombie indeed being "Hollywood" and beat-up-guy wanting to go to the sushi place explained. :thumb:

But whoa-- I was *not* expecting SPOILER: Highlight text to read: the reveal of the true identity of "Hollywood" so early! :pikka: And yep, she's not sane (though, I mean, it's not like that's a surprise or anything, considering that a huge majority of the characters Narita-sensei writes {at least in all of the series I've seen and read from him so far} are messed up on at least some level, LOL {although I mean that in a good way. ...Er, wait, that didn't sound right, did it? :sweat: ...Um, well, you know what I mean, LOL-- they're messed up, but in a really entertaining way. That's it} :grin: ). Now that it *has* been revealed, though: So, she has an aristocratic background, (apparently) kills with her bare hands, heals quicker than normal, and has 'interesting' blood from her ancestors, does she? Do I detect a Vamp! reference there? :thumb: (At least, I'm assuming that's what Shingen meant-- that is, {Narita-sensei's *very* unique kind of} vampires... :) ) Also, it's interesting that she said she probably couldn't kill anyone aside from "them"-- it'll be interesting to find out what group she's referring to. And that was a surprisingly deep conversation Yuuhei had with her about why he became an actor and such, too-- I mean, I had already liked what little I'd seen of his character so far, but just those few lines alone made him so much more fascinating. <3 And speaking of Yuuhei: HA, that idea of his was literally the *perfect* cover/'insurance'-- not only did it give a very plausible reason indeed as to why she was there, but the people following her couldn't do a thing with that much media swarming around! :thumb: :grin: (That deadpan "How did you find out," though, LOL. 'Anonymous tip,' indeed... :grin: ) Oh man, I can already see how those two are going to be a perfect couple-- in terms of Narita-sensei's own special brand of couple, I mean. :grin:

And speaking of funny things: That bit with Shinra, Yuuhei, and the cat-- "Scary." "I am smiling."-- ROTFL! :lol: (...And now I really want to name a cat "Self-Righteous," too, bwaha! :grin: ) Also, Shinra, Shingen, Russian-sushi-guy, and the otaku duo were as amusing as always (actually, perhaps even more so); and the despair of the... *ahem*... fans of Yuuhei and Ruri was pretty amusing, too. :grin:

So, all of that said: Judging by the reveals in this episode and the dialogue in the next-ep. preview, the "Hollywood" thing was actually never meant to be the big mystery of the season (which, as I mentioned above, was a bit of a surprise to me).
Whatever's going on, though, I'm *really* enjoying it (in fact, the rest of the season could go just like these three ep.'s and I'd still love it!), and I cannot wait for next week! SPOILER: Highlight text to read: (In which, apparently, Aoba's looking a little evil... :sweat: :) )

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:28 am
by ClaecElric4God
MangaRocks! wrote:But whoa-- I was *not* expecting

Sounds like Durarara!! is staying true to itself.

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:56 pm
by MangaRocks!
ClaecElric4God wrote:Sounds like Durarara!! is staying true to itself.

Indeed. :)

...x2 Shou episode 4:

This season is fantastic. :grin: (And is it just me, or has this been even funnier + been told in an even more interweaving way than S1? {Both of which I am loving, BTW! :thumb: })

Random thoughts: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Oh man, Celty just can't help herself when it comes to money... or Shinra... :grin: And ROTFL at the twins basically making Egor their slave!! :lol: :lol: (Also, LOL at Mikado and Anri's reactions to Celty and Shinra's adorable little romantic moment at dinner. :grin: ) As for the somewhat-more-serious stuff: Ah, so there is indeed a bit more there yet with Ruri's backstory; although, whether or not we'll actually get to hear it in detail is apparently up in the air, going by that conversation (although, at least part of what happened seemed to be pretty obviously implied... :pikka: ). Speaking of which, that whole scene with her and Yuuhei was quite nice. <3 Also: Oh dear, so I was right about Aoba, then. :pikka: But seriously, Aoba, trying to get rid of Izaya...? :eyebrow: Dude, all I can say there is good luck, LOL, because you're *really* going to need it...! :grin:

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:28 am
by MangaRocks!
...x2 Shou episode 5:

More great new characters~! :thumb: And, as always, Shizuo is just the best. <3 :grin: Speaking of which: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: OF COURSE a taser won't work on him, bwahaha! :lol: Oh man, that whole scene... I've no idea why that little girl wants Shizuo to die, but despite being slightly disturbing (y'know, because "that kind of innocence"), it was also hilarious and adorable, all at the same time. WHAT EVEN ARE THESE FEELINGS. :grin: And it also got a bit more serious with that warning given to Mikado + the 'other' biker attacking Celty + Chikage's unhinged (and incredibly large :pikka: ) biker gang about to throw down some SRS BSNS... :pikka: THIS EPISODE SERIOUSLY FELT LIKE ONLY 10 MINS. LONG, OH MY GOSH I NEED MORE OF THIS GOODNESS

...Anyone have a time machine I can borrow for a quick peek of next week? ;)

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:01 pm
by MangaRocks!
...x2 Shou episode 6:

Interesting. On one level, this was the least-eventful episode thus far; yet, on another, there was still a fair amount of things connected/revealed here, all the same. :thumb: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: There was all that stuff with the little girl, Akane, for example (although we still don't know why she wanted Shizuo dead, yet :) ); 'know-it-all'-Vorona + trivia-OCD-dude :grin: ; and the old record company (or talent agency? Whatever) guy (whom I thought had been implied to have been killed by "Hollywood" in that one conversation? Or was that a different guy who had done something to her? Or did she just not kill him? Or...? :sweat: ); etc. Oh, and as for whoever was breaking into Anri's house there at the cliffhanger at the end: Man, did they pick the wrong girl to target, LOL-- they're totally about to be Saika'd into submission...! :grin: (Also: Oh my gosh, Shinra, are you prodding poor Shizuo on purpose? LOL! :lol: )

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:12 pm
by MangaRocks!
...x2 Shou episode 7:

Oh my word, this is just too good. :jump:

SPOILER: Highlight text to read: ROTFL at the "can't get hands out" stuff and the other dude's deadpan reaction(s). :lol: :lol: :lol: And yep, Vorona had a suitably messed-up past/mindset (as was fully expected, of course ;) ). As for the result of last week's cliffhanger: Vorona did indeed get epically Saika'd-- although, it looks like she actually didn't get cut/made a 'daughter,' as I had also kinda expected; but, then again, I suppose it really shouldn't be surprising, given her abilities. Anri and Celty are in a league of their own, though. :thumb: (Speaking of which: The bit with the helmet was hilarious. <3 :lol: ) And then that continuation of that conversation with Izaya-- with Izaya's quite interesting analysis of both the Dollars and Mikado... And yep, there obviously is something a bit off about Mikado, too-- I mean, there's hardly ever a truly 'normal' character in Narita-sensei's works, for one thing; and for another, there have already been hints of what he's apparently keeping buried underneath his timid exterior-- what with the whole thing in S1 surrounding him founding the Dollars in the first place (and the briefly-seen 'serious' side of his there), and being a bit of an excitement-seeker, etc.; so it should be interesting to see that get explored further (as I've no doubt it will). AHAHAHAHAHA, though, oh man-- if Mikado thinks Izaya (or Aoba, for that matter) is a nice guy, he's got another thing coming...! :forehead: :grin: That said, though, between those things in the first season and the hints in this one, I'm getting the feeling that Mikado will be able to take care of himself just fine. :thumb:

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:02 am
by blkmage
my goodness someone forgot to grab some in-betweens when they were at the frame store this week

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:45 pm
by MangaRocks!
blkmage wrote:my goodness someone forgot to grab some in-betweens when they were at the frame store this week

LOL-- yeah, as much as I loved the episode character-/story-wise, that's certainly true. :grin:

Also: Special episode (4.5) alert! :thumb:

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:34 pm
by MangaRocks!
...x2 Shou episode 8:



SPOILER: Highlight text to read: LOL at the poor painting gallery owner dude. :grin: And ah, so Akane was told to kill Shizuo by Izaya. That makes sense. :grin: Oh my gosh, though-- Shizuo's priceless, purposefully-OOC response to her (and Shinra's terrified expression at it), Tom saying he should've won an award for that, and finally Shizuo's reactions when he got to Izaya's place-- ROTFL!! :lol: :lol: :lol: *Ahem*-- on a serious note, though, whoa-- I was *not* expecting Aoba to reveal all that stuff to Mikado this soon, nor was I expecting his offer afterwards. :wow!: I honestly have no idea why Aoba would want Mikado to take over being the Blue Squares' leader, or why he and his crew would be willing to submit to whatever Mikado would tell them to do (even to the point of giving themselves up to the biker gang to be beat up, as he said they would do if that's what Mikado ordered); however, whatever the reason(s), I think Aoba just awoke the monster, LOL :pikka: -- because as much as he tried, by the end of it Mikado couldn't keep that timid/proper facade up any longer... :pikka: (*shivers with excitement* :jump: ) And then, of course, there was the whole biker-gang-finally-initiating-their-revenge... :pikka: And finally: Oh crap, I should've known that Izaya was setting Shizuo up (offing those few guys must've been what Slon was off doing a few minutes before)... :pikka: Oh man, this episode felt like it was only a few mins. long again... I NEED MORE MORE MORE!!

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:10 pm
by MangaRocks!
...x2 Shou episode 9:

SPOILER: Highlight text to read: "So everyone and his grandmother is a Dollar?" LOL-- actually, yeah, they pretty much are... :lol: Anyway :) , Shizuo genuinely trying his hardest to control himself is just the best <3 -- first with Akane, and now with simply escaping (in Spiderman fashion! :wow!: ) rather than tearing through the yakuza. (IDC what you say, Izaya, Shizuo growing as a person is both awesome and adorable. :) And good for his health, too, where the yakuza is concerned, since that's now making them doubt the frame-up...) As for the goings-on at the warehouse: LOL at Celty's reaction to her phone going off, her trying to cover up her embarassment with the "passing urban legend" line, and the subsequent reactions. :lol: :lol: As for the whole thing with Aoba: Oh yeah, that's right, he had said that he wanted to get rid of Izaya (wow, though, he is so very much like him-- which I guess explains the hate :sweat: )... so I wonder what exactly he's seeing in Mikado that he thinks will help him with that? I mean, sure, Mikado's dark side, obviously-- but what precisely that dark side *is* hasn't been truly shown yet. Indeed, Mikado apparently isn't even aware of that side of himself, which was a little twist I wasn't expecting-- I had originally thought that he *was* aware of it, but was just keeping it carefully buried; however, if this episode is anything to go by, it seems that it's more akin to a separate personality (?), at least at the moment. :pikka: The exploration of that will indeed be very interesting (and I can't wait to see it happen!). Finally: Masaomi is clearly quite worried about Mikado (who was desperately trying to abide by his advice there, but I don't think that's going to work for much longer... :sweat: ), so I'm curious as to if (or, rather, when) that concern is finally going to push him over the edge and get his rear in gear back to Ikebukuro... ...Oh, and have I mentioned that these episodes feel way too short (in a very good way)? :thumb:

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:27 pm
by Yuki-Anne
I am loving this season so far. Best anime of the season. :D

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:24 pm
by MangaRocks!
Yuki-Anne wrote:I am loving this season so far. Best anime of the season. :D

^ I am in complete agreement with this. :)

...x2 Shou episode 10:

Actually, before I get into this week's ep., I realized later + forgot to mention three things about the previous one: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: First, I realized that it was actually Izaya, not Masaomi, who had warned Mikado (the narrator dialogue during that bit had confused me for a minute, because I thought it was talking about Aoba misunderstanding, not Mikado; I only realized that it was the latter after I had already posted, LOL)-- although, it turns out that was actually specifically spelled out in this week's ep. anyway, so I guess I don't get any points for that one, LOL. :grin: Anyway, I had also forgotten to mention that the yakuza dude trying to explain to his incredulous boss what Shizuo is actually capable of was pure gold :lol: , and also that the whole massive chain of misunderstandings (intentional or not) by pretty much every character throughout the entire episode was pretty darn amusing in and of itself (especially to Izaya, I'm sure ;) :grin: ).

Now, as for this week's ep.: That was fantastic! :jump: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Oh man, Akane's backstory... poor, sweet, good-hearted kid. <3 She needs a hug. :hug: Also: LOL at the comment that the bodies were in 'too good a shape' to have been done in by Shizuo :grin: -- although, now I'm curious as to if it was really Slon (as I had inferred from a line of dialogue an ep. or two ago, but which I certainly could have been incorrect about), or indeed Ruri, as the yakuza dude thought...? And as mentioned above, yes, it was indeed confirmed here that Izaya was the one who sent that 'warning' to Mikado. Maybe that conversation Masaomi had with Izaya will finally be the spur he needed (as after that he was indeed not only worried but also angry). And then Shizuo being all adorably concerned about everyone that he thinks Izaya might target... <3 :hug: (His reaction when he saw who that e-mail was from, though, LOL... :grin: ) Oh, and Rokujou and Kadota's little discussion/beginning of a fight was both interesting and amusing. (And on a completely random note: ROTFL at the poor headless-horse's 'new face'! :lol: :lol: ) Finally: Oh man, only two episodes left. This cour is totally going to end on a cliffhanger, isn't it? :P :grin: IDEC, though, because I know I'm going to love it. Can't wait for next week!

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:05 pm
by MangaRocks!
...x2 Shou episode 11:


(...Whoops, unintentional rhyming, LOL... :grin: )

*Ahem*: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Heh, that fairly-evenly-matched fight between Kadota and Rokujou (and then them sorta becoming almost like friends afterwards!) was pretty amusing. :grin: Speaking of fights, though, oh my gosh, it was literally almost physically painful to watch poor Mikado getting beat up :?: ... Anri's save was awesome, though (and LOL at that guy getting 'shaved' twice now :lol: ). And then, of course, everything converging on that one field (as expected)... :thumb: Somehow, I think the combination of Mikado's realization of his current powerlessness, him witnessing Anri's (no-longer-all-that-)secret side, and the giant mess everyone's in at the end is finally going to cut his 'dark side' loose for real in the finale. (I certainly hope so, anyway! :thumb: ) Oh, and Saki's little talk with Masaomi was great-- providing the final push for him to finally go back now (yay)! <3 Other random notes: 'Crazy torture duo' indeed, LOL :lol: ; and that dim glimpse through Mikado's recovering vision of Shizuo arriving with a motorcycle in hand was just epic. :lol: :thumb: :jump: (Also: Thanks to this ep., I finally looked up what the heck 'Kabaddi' was, and LOL, that dude must have one heck of a lung capacity if he still hasn't inhaled yet... :lol: {And also LOL at Celty being sad she can't play it... :grin: }) COUR-FINALE INCOMING AND I CANNOT WAIT~ :jump:

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:08 pm
by Mullet Death
Watched up to the current episode of the new season the past couple days. I get completely lost in Drrr's world. What's gonna happen!? SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Loving Celty x Shinra moments and the possibility of Mikado x Anri moments. I was worried that the new season wouldn't meet my expectations, but this is just what I wanted-- more Drrr! In other words, it has the same "feel" as the previous episodes, and I'm really happy and excited about that.

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:51 am
by blkmage

Re: Let's Watch: Durarara!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:51 pm
by MangaRocks!
...x2 Shou episode 12:

That. Was. Awesome! :jump:

SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Wow. Where to start?

Shizuo: I loved how he did indeed end the fight quickly (albeit in a *slightly* more restrained fashion than usual :grin: ), but then Vorona had to go and make him really angry, at which point things got as amusing and awesome as you'd expect. :lol: (Also: Car soccer + teamwork with Celty + saving Akane's life by using his own body as a shield FTW!! :thumb: And oh my gosh, the little part with him and Akane afterwards was just too darn cute!!! <3 <3 :hug: ) ...Sidenote: Hmm, so Shizuo has now 'officially' left the Dollars? That really seems a bit foreshadow-y, in terms of several things...

Vorona and Sloan: Confirmation of my original thought that Sloan was hired to off those guys + both of them getting pwned (by a surprisingly high margin, no less!) by the yakuza :pikka: + apparently the Russian dudes are going to try to 'change' Vorona a bit now? Speaking of which-- haha, oh man, that "kids are scary because they can change" line was the beyond-perfect lead-in to...

Mikado: Everything was leading up to this. First there was that excellent conversation between him and Rokujou, which finally showed Mikado what he really is... and then came that fantastic final sequence. He thought about everything, realized that he's going to need power to get what he wants, figured out what Aoba was trying to do to him (use him/be a shadow leader/whatever, although Mikado didn't really care), realized that Aoba got Anri involved in that whole mess (albeit indirectly, and he now knows that she can more than take care of herself, but still...), and then-- after fitting all of that together-- promptly tricked Aoba and put him in his place. ...By stabbing his hand right through with a retractable pen. :pikka: Oh man... the shifts in vocal tone (props to the seiyuu! :thumb: ) and facial/eye expressions there on Mikado's part did indeed finally showcase his (personality-shifting) loose screw-- in fact, I actually got a bit of a chill when, right after Aoba accepted the deal (along with the "rage" *shiver*), Mikado's voice raised back up in pitch and his mannerisms slipped back into his 'good kid' mode ("I brought bandages! :D " *shivers again*)... :pikka: :pikka:
And then that cliffhanger-- holy crap! :wow!: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: I was very much expecting Mikado's dark side reveal (albeit not the exact manner of it... :pikka: *still feeling chills*), but I was not at all expecting Izaya to get a knife in the gut! :wow!:

Can't wait for the next cour in July! :jump: