My favorite series from the Winter 2009 Anime Season so far would have to be Durarara!!
Considering it’s from the same author that wrote Baccano!, I expected it to cycle through a ton of characters who are all connected somehow. The series begins with Mikado, who has just arrived in Tokyo, and is given an informal introduction of Ikebukuro by his old friend Masaomi.
So far in the first episode we are already introduced to a cast of unique individuals: a man that throws vending machines, the headless horseman on a motorcycle, and more. I also like the OP style; the way it jumps between all the characters is fun to watch.
This type of anime feels refreshing since it gives me a break from the usual cookie-cutter series. *cough* Omamori Himari *cough*
Rating: Very Good