Ranked #122


Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2010 to Jun 25, 2010
Premiered: Winter 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.451 (scored by 230,172 users)
Ranked: #1222
Popularity: #19
Members: 420,665
Favorites: 17,822
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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.

Ryuugamine Mikado 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
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Kamiya, Hiroshi
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Heiwajima, Shizuo
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Ono, Daisuke
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Oohara, Momoko
Oohara, Momoko
Sturluson, Celty
Sturluson, Celty
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Kida, Masaomi
Kida, Masaomi
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru


Matsumoto, Miho
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Assistant Producer
Omori, Takahiro
Omori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Sound Supervisor
Yamazaki, Mitsue
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Episode Director
Yase, Yuki
Yase, Yuki
Episode 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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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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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.

I know this is based on a series of light novels read more
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May 3, 2011
The world of anime never ceases to come up with new and fascinating series, original and interesting storylines, or iconic and highly memorable characters. There’s a reason why this form of entertainment (and art) has attained such widespread reach over the years, and I truly believe that its decisive power lies in the near unrestrained creativity present in each and every anime series, original video animation, and whatnot. This freedom of expression and imagination has become somewhat of a signature for the Japanese animation industry, acting as sort of an assurance that anime features plenty of exclusive elements and things you won’t get to see read more
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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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Anime: Baccano!
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. 
reportRecommended by quercifolia
Anime: Death Note
Both of these series have a similar vibe for me. Both the main characters are highschool students bored of their current lives, who accidentally end up with power over a huge amount of people. They both keep their real identities a secret from their followers, and their followers are a mixture of old, young, rich, poor, etc.

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 
reportRecommended by Xephia
Anime: Kamisama no Memochou
Both of these Anime are done in simular styles as each other and they start off being told from the same persepective, the point of view of the male character. There is a mystery element to both and the characters in both series have their own qwirks. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Higashi no Eden
It's detective and full of adventures. You can find many similar things. 
reportRecommended by NARKOZ
Anime: Kekkai Sensen
Do you like wacky action? Do you like unusual cities? Do YOU like cool characters? And finally, do you like some good ol bromance? Chances are you do if you are looking through the recommendations for kekkai sensen or durarara. Both of these shows offer this, heck, both of them have guys in suits! They have a lot of similarities, so you will probably like one if you like the other. 
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