NEW YORK, NY – Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution supporting the breakaway of Studio Shuka from Brains Base, after it was announced that production of the second season of Durarara!! would be handled by the new studio.
All other Security Council members voted to support the resolution aside from China, which abstained. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters: “Russia believes that Brains Base’s integrity is crucial to its security and stability at this time, and therefore we cannot support such a move by the Studio Shuka rebels.”
Western frustration was palpable. EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton said that she regretted Russia’s veto and that the European Union “supports the rights of all animators and production committees to self-determination.”
President Barack Obama, who is currently engaged in talks to end the Dorssian blockade of Module 77, said: “If some members of Brains Base wish to break off and start their own organization, I think that’s something we should definitely support, especially if they make awesome things like Durarara!! season 2. Frankly at this point I wonder if President Putin has ever even seen Durarara!! or Baccano!”
Tensions were also visible in the streets. A group of Sekai Seifuku cosplayers was attacked in Akiba last night after they were overheard by Durarara!! fans using Russian words.