By Paul Browne
The series explores the lives of a group of friends on the streets of Ikebukuro, in particular Mikado Ryūgamine and Masaomi Kida, friends since childhood reunited when Mikado transfers to school in Ikebukuro.
Masaomi warns Mikado about some of the people he doesn’t want to cross in the city, including a street gang known as The Dollars. Meanwhile, Mikado witnesses his own bizarre side of the city in the form of a mysterious motorcyclist clad in black, rumoured to actually be headless beneath her helmet…
Based on a series of light novels by Ryohgo Narita and Suzuhito Yasuda, the adaptation of Durarara!! was produced by anime studio Brain's Base, known for titles such as Princess Jellyfish, Penguindrum and Baccano! The series also proved popular enough to spawn its own manga series and video game spinoffs.
The involvement of Theatre Brook, meanwhile, seemed to be an unusual choice. Originally formed back in 1986 as a trio, currently, the outfit consists of founder-member Taiji Sato (vocals & electric guitar), Takashi Nakajo (bass), Takashi Numazawa (drums), and Emerson Kitamura (keyboards). Continue Reading
Today Anime Limited's Andrew Partridge and Jeremy Graves ventured to Northern Ireland and specifically to the MCM Belfast Comic Con event. One of the main points on the agenda for the day was the Anime Limited Panel and stemming from said panel there is some news we can share with you!
~ First of all we are happy to announce that Anime Limited will be bringing the series Plastic Memories to the UK on both Blu-ray and DVD formats in 2016. (Yes we're already looking ahead to next year.) We can't share any other details than that at this time but once we can we'll be sure to do so.
~ We can also confirm some details in relation to our upcoming release of 009 Re:Cyborg. Tentatively scheduled for release in July (exact date is still TBC at this time) it will be available as a Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi package and as a Standard Edition DVD. Each version will include the film with an English dub and the original Japanese audio with English subtitles. Continue Reading
It's the end of the month so it's a perfect time to bring you the latest edition of the Anime Limited Podcast! Join Jeremy Graves, Kerry Kasim and Andrew Partridge for another dose of Anime Limited related news but also discussion on variety of other topics including (but limited to) MCM Comic Con plans, the Benny Hill theme in video games (yes you did read that correctly), Kerry inventing a new anime genre and more! A fun show as always. Continue Reading
By Paul Browne
The anime series Tiger & Bunny delivered a fresh take on the concept of superheroes. Set in a fictionalized version of New York, the series focuses on the work of sponsored heroes – in particular the veteran Kotetsu T. Kaburagi aka “Wild Tiger” and his new young rookie partner Barnaby Brooks Jr. aka “Bunny”.
It’s a familiar theme of two protagonists with different ways of working forced to partner up, but which also weaved in some compelling plot issues, including solving the mystery of who killed Barnaby’s parents. Their exploits also form part of a TV show which showcases their heroic feats, while also awarding points for their good deeds.
Tiger & Bunny enjoyed a variety of bands contributing theme songs across the series, including Unison Square Garden, Aobouzu and Tamaki. But it was guitar outfit NOVELS who took care of musical duties for the opening theme from episode 14 onwards.
Originally formed in 2007 in Okazaki as THE NOVELS, this 4-piece rock outfit put out their debut album From the Bad Lands for Mrs. Witherspoon in 2009 on independent label muff tone. Following the release of their second album My Blood Is Your Blood in 2010, the outfit signed to the Toy's Factory label (notable for such artists as Dempagumi.inc, BABYMETAL and Sekai no Owari) and simultaneously shortened their name to NOVELS. Continue Reading