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Hanazawawawa!! (Durarara!! ED1 Parody)

Nico Nico Douga users never fail to impress by creating amazing fan-made videos. There’s been a sort of a craze going on at Japan’s popular video sharing site in recent months over creating seiyuu-based parody videos of Durarara‘s first ending sequence, featuring “Trust Me” by Matsushita Yuuya. It’s likely due to how the sequence itself is fairly straightforward with a vertical scrolling of characters, but when you see it with an interesting assortment that are all played by one seiyuu of the Durarara series, it’s still pretty cool to see.

Some are particularly well done, but I find this “Hanazawawawa” one featuring Sonohara Anri‘s seiyuu — the always moe Hanazawa Kana — to be one of the nicer ones. It’s Hanazawa Kana all the time here and I love how this version lists credits for each of the characters to make it look like an ending sequence as well, all played by Kana of course. Some characters that most people will recognize in addition to Anri are Tenshi from Angel Beats, Nadeko from Bakemonogatari, Suou from Darker than BLACK, Zange-chan from Kannagi, and Kobato from Kobato. For a full-list of the characters in the order they appear, see below. Enjoy!

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June 20, 2010 at 6:41 pm
  • June 20, 2010 at 6:44 pmIsland Esper

    Kusano !!!! Kobato!!! omg nicely done

  • June 20, 2010 at 6:48 pmviral

    Glad to see Potemayo in here, I thought she wouldn’t appear, since it wasn’t really a popular role of Hanazawa (I think).

  • June 20, 2010 at 6:49 pmRei

    OMG THAT’S FANTASTIC. I know 3/4 on that list I think. Wow~ Love Hanazawa Kana :3~ and Yuya lol

  • June 20, 2010 at 6:55 pmSatoida

    That’s really cool! Even though I barely knew any of the characters ^^;;

  • June 20, 2010 at 7:04 pmAshan

    Recognised quite a few characters! I didn’t even know she played half of those to be honest. :)

  • June 20, 2010 at 7:06 pmoli

    mikan :D

  • June 20, 2010 at 7:19 pmKevin

    I love Hanazawa! Glad that Sora Suzuki was included.

  • June 20, 2010 at 7:41 pmmegalith

    “Nico Nico Douga users never fail to impress by creating amazing fan-made videos.”

    Amen…. Not to mention the video editing skills the people have over there. I seem to question my actual manhood, but I LOL’d so hard at the Billy Herrington videos.

    Impress me divine by watching this vid to the end. :P

    That said watching all those vids out there made me hyped about building a new PC for video editing!!

  • June 20, 2010 at 7:52 pmMrRei

    wow that’s good.. but some characters were not perfectly made (like kanade)…

  • June 20, 2010 at 8:00 pmMrRei

    Speaking of Nadeko, did Bakemonogatari 15(Tsubasa Cat, Part Five) came out yet?

    • June 21, 2010 at 1:06 amdivine

      It’s been delayed yet again.

  • June 20, 2010 at 8:05 pmQuazacolt

    omg simply brilliant XD
    lotsa nostalgia moments too, like ryoko from zegapain

    oh yuki’s holding cenco too, looks grumpy XD

  • June 20, 2010 at 8:11 pmPanther

    Nicely done as usual by NND fans, though I prefer someone else’s instead of Hanazawa’s lol.

  • June 20, 2010 at 8:29 pmnissannut

    Very cool and clever! It seemed to scroll a bit fast, but using different characters that Hanazawa Kana voiced was a very nice touch. Thanks for the share!

  • June 20, 2010 at 8:59 pmLaN

    That was neat.

  • June 20, 2010 at 9:34 pmbeeboobeeboo

    lmfao wow. I remember there was one on the entire FF13 cast as well.

  • June 20, 2010 at 9:47 pmdaabuu

    They forgot Sora from Sketchbook ~Full Colors~

  • June 20, 2010 at 9:48 pmSunRise

    OMG divine you have to post more of these awesome video if you have the time!!!
    Awesome clip:)

  • June 20, 2010 at 10:14 pmanon

    anon who made that vid spent >9000 hours, clearly being korean.

  • June 20, 2010 at 10:27 pmShirt

    -waiting for the Working!! post-

  • June 20, 2010 at 11:07 pmOkazaki-san

    Wow,I only recognize a few of them,gotta catch up on my anime.

  • June 20, 2010 at 11:13 pmClick

    Zange-chan <3

  • June 21, 2010 at 12:01 amunlisted

    Wow. Well done.

  • June 21, 2010 at 12:51 amLiberta

    OMG I want to save it to add to my collection but I can’t find it on Youtube! lol Guess ill have to wait abit XD

  • June 21, 2010 at 12:55 ambaka~

    awsm… maybe they also did something similar with other seiyu XD

    • June 21, 2010 at 1:06 amdivine

      They did. There are lots of variations to this by other people for seiyuu such as Nakamura Yuuichi (Kadota), Kamiya Hiroshi (Izaya), and even Tomatsu Haruka (Rio, small role).

      • June 21, 2010 at 1:34 amRei

        *A* HaruTomo doko!?

      • June 21, 2010 at 2:47 amdivine

        A lot of the other versions aren’t hand-drawn, so they aren’t as seamless and nicely done as this one.

        If you’re interested in the Tomatsu Haruka one, it can be found here:

        Note: you need an account to watch Nico Nico Douga videos.

  • June 21, 2010 at 1:02 amAznCoffee

    Hanazawa Kana is (currently) my favorite VA xD

    Her voice is so cute and aklgjkdsjg innocent >__<

  • June 21, 2010 at 1:51 amBlue

    Wow, that was really cute! I loved the inclusion of Sharon.

    There’s a really impressive Hetalia version of the first Durarara ending where they change into their younger selves when the circle-things hit them. I it’s okay to post links then I guess it’s best for people to see for themselves (because I suck at describing things); http://de.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm10580327

    Nico Nico has loads of awesome things!

  • June 21, 2010 at 2:09 amBlueEyedReaper

    Nyaaa~ I really love Kana Hanazawa!!! She do very cute songs and voice [Renai Circulation male version!!!]

    Wahhh: I wanna hear Mato Kuroi’s voice [BRS] . . . Kana did her voice :D

  • June 21, 2010 at 5:02 amvortex

    haha i remember this craze some time back. Is it still on going? lol

  • June 21, 2010 at 6:44 amKinny Riddle

    “Kana-chan kawaii, Kana-chan~” is the new seiyuu fan motto, I think. :)

    She and Toyosaki Aki are now ranked top two in my “most moe seiyuu list”.

    She can go from the totally air-headed Kobato, to the cunning Zange-chan, the dark Suoh, and the calm of Kanade with no sweat at all. Now if only she can improve her singing, her seiyuu stardom will shoot up more.

  • June 21, 2010 at 8:57 amKanon

    Thank you so much for posting this! Despite being such a huge fan of Kana-chan, I completely missed this for some reason.

  • June 21, 2010 at 10:48 amLinn

    0:33 Sophie! *¬*

  • June 21, 2010 at 11:09 amRockmanshii

    Yeah, the video is nice enough to be pointed out, it made me cheer up after a day of exams.

  • June 21, 2010 at 12:05 pmthenewhorde

    wow… amazing art.

  • June 21, 2010 at 2:49 pmMichiko

    Ryoko Kaminagi from Zegapain is the reason why Kana Hanazawa is my favourite seiyuu. ^^ Her title role of Kobato and Suoh from Darker than Black are the reasons why she still is.

  • June 21, 2010 at 3:32 pmSuppa Tenko

    Hahaha, its Sophie :3

  • June 21, 2010 at 8:23 pmTama

    Heheh.. Still love her role as Lovely Zange Chan.

  • June 22, 2010 at 5:33 amCroosboy

    awwwwwwww niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  • June 22, 2010 at 7:52 amrasone0104

    nicely done

  • June 22, 2010 at 2:25 pmZaku Fan

    There was an Angel Beats OP with Little busters and the Angel Beats OP remake with Durarara’s OP2 that was very impressive as well. Really made me orz a bit.

  • June 23, 2010 at 1:40 amOssu

    anyone know all the characters from top to bottom?

    • June 23, 2010 at 12:16 pmdivine

      Um, I put the full list in the post…

    • June 23, 2010 at 3:43 pmLiberta

      I had a good Snicker after reading this comment XD

  • June 23, 2010 at 3:47 pmLiberta

    OMG I found a AMV of Durarara’s Ending “Trust Me” that uses Angel Beats!


    This made my day XD

  • June 26, 2010 at 12:48 pmriMeR

    the cosplay version was funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAeYVrH0eOY >_<