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Synonyms: DRRR!!
Japanese: デュラララ!!
English: Durarara!!
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Volumes: 13
Chapters: 89
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 10, 2004 to Jan 10, 2014
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Serialization: None
Authors: Narita, Ryohgo (Story), Yasuda, Suzuhito (Art)


Score: 8.331 (scored by 61386,138 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2842
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #662
Members: 26,912
Favorites: 979


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Chapters: /89
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Durarara!! (light novel)
Volume 1


Mikado Ryuugamine is a young boy who craves the abnormal and supernatural, but his quiet life in the countryside offers no opportunity for adventure. With some encouragement from a childhood friend, Mikado moves to Ikebukuro, a lively downtown district in Tokyo. However, the naïve boy may be in for a lot more than he bargained for.

Ikebukuro is home to a host of strange individuals, such as a monster of a man dressed in a bartender's outfit, a sadist who sells information for fun, and an underground doctor with an odd infatuation. But the most unusual of them all is the legendary "Black Rider," a headless being who silently rides through the night on a pitch-black motorcycle. When Mikado witnesses this urban legend on his first night in the city, his initial excitement triggers a thrilling but deadly sequence of events, affecting numerous others throughout the city.

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Durarara!! was published in English by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint from July 21, 2015 to October 1, 2019 and in Polish by Kotori since April 8, 2016.

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Oct 4, 2014
Well I happened to notice that nobody had bothered to write a review for the Durarara!! (the exclamation marks are very important) light novels before now, which I found quite surprising given the popularity of the anime adaptation, but anyhow I’ve taken it upon myself and I apologise in advance for the lousy job that I do but still nevertheless this will end up as the most helpful review, well for the time being at least.

First things first, I think that I ought to talk about the anime just a little bit. One of the major problems that people have with the anime, are in ...
Apr 25, 2020
If you have been an anime fan for a considerable amount of time then you would have definitely heard about Durarara!! Given such popularity, I am surprised that only a handful people have actually read the source material! I first experienced Durarara!! through these novels and I was hooked from the prologue of the 1st volume.

But what is Durarara!! even about? Ryohgo Narita has successfully managed to craft a convoluted story with a vast cast who are connected to one another in one way or another and any character's actions can have a large effect on all of the other cast in a way you ...
Jul 11, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Writing a story with huge cast of characters is hard. To succeed, you have to write characters that are interesting, that stand out, that the reader will actually care about and, very importantly, that the reader will remember who they are.

Durarara has some problems. Will, it works for the first few volumes, but later becomes too tangled for its own good. Sure, entangled lives of the city dwellers is the idea, but concept is one thing, its execution is another one. Most of the cast feels like one-off characters, even if they have multiple appearances. They don’t have personalities, they have quirks. And even those ...

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