Ranked #130

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: Unknown
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Brains Base
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.431 (scored by 244,461 users)
Ranked: #1302
Popularity: #20
Members: 448,634
Favorites: 18,921
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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.

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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
Yase, Yuki
Yase, Yuki
Episode Director
Kawatsura, Shinya
Kawatsura, Shinya
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director

More episodes Episodes(24/24)

Episode Title Aired
1 Exit 1, First Words
Kaikouichiban (開口一番)
Jan 8, 2010
2 Highly Unpredictable
Ikkyoichijitsu (一虚一実)
Jan 15, 2010
3 Rampant Evil
Chouryoubakko (跳梁跋扈)
Jan 22, 2010
4 Utterly Alone
Keieisouchou (形影相弔)
Jan 29, 2010
5 False Advertising
Youtoukuniku (羊頭狗肉)
Feb 5, 2010

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)

Ending Theme

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



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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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Skeletonxf
Oct 31, 2014
Watched the dub so that's what I'm reviewing.

The anime often shows you seemingly useless information, and at times following the flashbacks are very hard. The first few episodes were very slow, and not that engaging, and while it finished very well, the journey to that was less engaging.

The story and character interactions are very well strung together, perhaps too well at points, the flashbacks are sometimes a little hard to follow and the un centred nature of the anime made following the plot sometimes challenging. This anime isn't something that you can really attach 'antagonist' labels to something, while it's an understatement to say it's read more
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Same author, same studio. Both animes focus on various characters from the underworld -- criminals, violent gangs and misfits -- with splashes of the occult and the supernatural but set in a thoroughly modern society not unlike ours. While Baccano! had immortals and mysterious elixirs propelling the story along, Durarara! has a dullahan, which according to Irish myths, is a headless rider. Like Baccano!, Durarara! is told by an all-seeing narrator, populated by a large cast, and initially seems very scattered in terms of its storyline but should begin to make sense the more episodes you see. 
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Anime: K
Both series have what appears to be a somewhat naive, 'head in the clouds' main character, though both have a hidden side and secrets to be revealed.

The series also have a similar... Atmosphere to them, I guess you'd say. There is just something about both of them. Sends pleasant shivers down your spine.

They also have a variety of viewpoints, both switching from time to time to focus on different characters and aspects of one huge puzzle; though Durarara is more complex than K, with a broader cast of characters as well. 
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Anime: Kamisama no Memochou
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Anime: Death Note
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Both series also have darkly fantastical creatures; in Death Note, the Shinigame, and in Durarara, the Dullahan. However, despite their ominous appearances and folktales, neither being is evil. They both give guidance to the main character, without supplying all the information and working for their own cause./>
I would definitely recommend Durarara to anyone to enjoyed Death Note, and vica-versa.  read more 
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