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Durarara!!

Durarara!!

Alternative Titles

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.501 (scored by 153728 users)
Ranked: #962
Popularity: #17
Members: 270,663
Favorites: 13,108
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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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.

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Related Anime

Adaptation: Durarara!!
Side story: Durarara!! Specials
Sequel: Durarara!! 2nd Season

Characters & Voice Actors

Heiwajima, Shizuo
Heiwajima, Shizuo
Main
Freeman, Crispin
English
Freeman, Crispin
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese
Ono, Daisuke
...
Kida, Masaomi
Kida, Masaomi
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Papenbrook, Bryce
English
Papenbrook, Bryce
Orihara, Izaya
Orihara, Izaya
Main
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Ryuugamine, Mikado
Ryuugamine, Mikado
Main
Toyonaga, Toshiyuki
Japanese
Toyonaga, Toshiyuki
Guilbeau, Darrel
English
Guilbeau, Darrel

Staff

Omori, Takahiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Sound Supervisor
Yase, Yuki
Episode Director
Kawatsura, Shinya
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Baba, Makoto
Episode Director



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Jun 14, 2010
Alayna
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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Feb 16, 2014
Mind-freak
"Just because I like humans doesn't mean I like you personally" -Izaya

Durarara is able to to keep you entertained for each entire episode. The art isn't so good as the colors are dull and the character's faces are often expressionless. On the other hand, both openings and endings were awesome.

Simply put, Durarara!! is a show that attempts anything and everything. It seeks ensemble-based drama with enough humorous peripheral characters to lighten its load (and some romances thrown in for good measure), and in its spare moments delves into the supernatural and attempts a meta-fictional perspective on 21st century Japanese culture. The series throws development after read more
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Recommendations

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.
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. (Perhaps K will receive more in season 2.)

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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