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Durarara!! Invades Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker


Durarara!! is one of those rare shows that nearly everyone needs to see at some point. The show’s strong writing and gripping plot earned it a special place in the hearts of countless anime fans across the globe. That’s to say nothing about the cast, which is nothing short of remarkable. Characters like headless rider Celty, or the short-tempered Shizuo Heiwajima quickly wormed their way into popular fan culture.

Even now, the series remains popular enough that a new season was greenlit for production. More interesting, though, is that the franchise is invading other popular media.

Atlus announced that several characters from Durarara!! will appear in the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker. Izaya Orihara, Shizuo Heiwajima, and Celty will be made available as free downloads a limited time, via the 3DS’s SpotPass feature. The distribution breakdown is as follows:

  • Izaya Orihara will be available from January 29 through February 4, 2015
  • Shizuo Heiwajima will be available from February 5 through Februay 11
  • Celty will be available from February 12 through February 18

In addition to the trailer, Atlus released a trio of promotional art pieces, which we’ve provided below.

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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