Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What do you think of Durarara's Adult Swim promos?

We've featured this video once on the site before, but I haven't really discussed it specifically.  I didn't think I'd have much to say about it until I started hunting around the web for Durarara!! talk.  I'm glad to see that there's a lot of people talking about the Adult Swim promos for the show, but I'm surprised at the reaction to these bumps.

As I said the other day, I thought the Durarara!! promo looked great.  Adult Swim has a couple others out there, but I can't find them online just yet.  With that said, all of these promo bumps really got me interested in the show.  I know I can watch it online right now, but I'm trying to hold out for the Adult Swim premiere.  I really want to support Adult Swim since they continue to support anime!

So yes, I really do like these promos.  I think I might be in the minority on this one, though.  From what I've been reading around different corners of the net, some people seem to think that the pieces are terrible.  Everything from music to pacing, even scene selection has people upset.  To me, I don't see how there could be anything about the promo above to really make you hate the bump.

I'm thinking that long-time fans of Durarara!! are the ones that dislike the bump, since they know of all sorts of great things that happen in the full series.  They see Adult Swim choose the scene above, and they're left scratching their heads as to why it made it to air as a commercial.  Perhaps these people are just worried that the current bumps won't be enough to entice people to watch, and they're looking forward to the show getting a bit more positive exposure.

I'm a newcomer to the series, and these bumps have done a great job to get me more excited.  Any other series newcomers out there?  What does the above bump do for you?  Will you be tuning in this weekend to check the show out, or has this bump turned you off?


  1. I haven't seen any of the others, just the one you showed. And I admit I don't really get it. It's some sad music while someone rides a motorcycle.

    Ah well. I'll still be watching it regardless because like I said I heard good things about it.

  2. I saw it and even my wife, who hates anything anime, said she thought it looked awesome. I think they choose a great way to get newcomers, like me, in. If I would have watched the episode cold I would have turned it off but because of how well done this promo was I will stick with it.