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Durarara!!


Alternative Titles

English: Durarara!!
Synonyms: Dhurarara!!, Dyurarara!!, Dulalala!!, Dullalala!!, DRRR!!
Japanese: デュラララ!!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2010 to Jun 25, 2010
Premiered: Winter 2010
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:25 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.401 (scored by 270,365 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #22
Members: 501,975
Favorites: 20,313
8.40
Ranked #154Popularity #22Members 501,975
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

In Tokyo's downtown district of Ikebukuro, amidst many strange rumors and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous occupants, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless "Black Rider" who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets.

Mikado Ryuugamine has always longed for the excitement of the city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend convinces him to move to Tokyo. Witnessing the Black Rider on his first day in the city, his wishes already seem to have been granted. But as supernatural events begin to occur, ordinary citizens like himself, along with Ikebukuro's most colorful inhabitants, are mixed up in the commotion breaking out in their city.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Johnny Yong Bosch and Kari Wahlgren were nominated for the "Best Male Lead Vocal Performance" and the "Best Female Lead Vocal Performance" awards at the BTVA Anime Voice Acting Awards in 2012 for their performances in Durarara!!.

Episode Videos


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Characters & Voice Actors

Orihara, Izaya
Orihara, Izaya
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Heiwajima, Shizuo
Heiwajima, Shizuo
Main
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese
Ono, Daisuke
Oohara, Momoko
Japanese
Oohara, Momoko
Sturluson, Celty
Sturluson, Celty
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Kida, Masaomi
Kida, Masaomi
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru

Staff

Matsumoto, Miho
Matsumoto, Miho
Assistant Producer
Omori, Takahiro
Omori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Sound Supervisor
Kawatsura, Shinya
Kawatsura, Shinya
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Yase, Yuki
Yase, Yuki
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Uragiri no Yuuyake (裏切りの夕焼け; Sunset of Betrayal)" by Theatre Brook (eps 1-12)
#2: "Complication (コンプリケイション)" by ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D (eps 13-24)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Trust Me" by Yuya Matsushita (eps 1-12)
#2: "Butterfly" by ON/OFF (eps 13-23)



More reviewsReviews

Alayna
Jun 14, 2010
This anime is... for lack of a better term, the most freaking amazing thing I've ever seen. At first I was a bit worried, since I usually hate anime with the whole gang war theme and all, not to mention the first episode was a little bit slow, as well as the whole 'headless rider' seemed a bit silly. The characters (namely Izaya, Shizuo, Celty, Shinra... hell, all of the,) were what got me. Even the protagonist, who may seem like an average, boring male protagonist had some of his own secrets. But I'll explain in detail.

Story: Like I said, I had my doubts, but read more
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Aereldor
Dec 6, 2014
Durarara; a review.

I would like to note the massive popularity this show commands, and the rabid nature of its fanbase. Normally, this would be a good enough reason for one to abstain from critically reviewing this show, but oh, the thrill of jabbing at the hornets' nest...

Let us commence.

Round One: The Stage.

Alright, this one is going to be a mess, and I should get this over with in the first bit of the review. Durarara does not have a plot. It has barely any backstory, and relies more on the established 'Rule of Cool' rather than an interesting story or an intricate plot, or even read more
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Sapphire
Jul 11, 2015
Durarara!! is one of those shows with a double life theme, add that with some gang drama and a headless motorcyclist, and you got yourself a mashup! Which is exactly what this is. A mashup.

Story:

Just what I said above. This is a mashup of different cliche or used ideas. The headless motorcyclist, the gangs and mobs, the secret double life of a high schooler, and two best friends who end being on the opposite end. I was a bit disappointed in the fact there was much at the beginning but silly introductions to the characters and their profile. I don't care! They could've read more
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daimira
Mar 5, 2011
I finally finished "Durarara!!" and while there were characters that I liked and moments that were entertaining, I don't think it's a series I would willingly put myself through again. I'm not even sure I liked it as a whole.

Putting aside the immediately obvious fact that the animation for this series is superb and all opening and ending songs are awesome, what's left for me to complain about is the pacing, the plot, and the nearly nonexistent character development. Oh, and the mind-numbingly boring way in which the dialogue is remarkably unsubtle, anvilicious, and pretentious.

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