Tired of his mundane life, Mikado Ryugamine decides to move to Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, when a friend invites him. With everything from invisible gangs to rumored beings, Ikebukuro is full of connected mysteries where people's pasts intertwine with the present.

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 Walker Yumasaki / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Izaya Orihara 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Shizuo Heiwajima 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Mikado Ryugamine 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Horada / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Namie Yagiri 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Erika Karisawa 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Kaztano / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Shinra Kishitani 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Dave Mallow ...
Cassandra Lee Morris ...
 Saki Mikajima 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Masaomi Kida / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Anri Sonohara 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Narrator / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Dennis / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Saburo Togusa 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Shingen Kishitani 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Shuji Niekawa / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Takashi Nasujima / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Seiji Yagiri 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Celty Sturluson 26 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Izaya Orihara 25 episodes, 2010-2011
Toshiyuki Toyonaga ...
 Mikado Ryugamine 23 episodes, 2010-2011
Miyuki Sawashiro ...
 Celty Sturluson 23 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Masaomi Kida 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Yûichi Nakamura ...
 Kyohei Kadota 22 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Kyohei Kadota 22 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Shizuo Heiwajima 21 episodes, 2010-2011
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 Walker Yumasaki / ... 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Kana Hanazawa ...
 Anri Sonohara 20 episodes, 2010-2011
Ayahi Takagaki ...
 Erika Karisawa 20 episodes, 2010-2011
Takuma Terashima ...
 Saburo Togusa / ... 19 episodes, 2010-2011
Jun Fukuyama ...
 Shinra Kishitani 18 episodes, 2010-2011
Takaya Kuroda ...
 Simon Brezhnev 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Kazuma Horie ...
 Seiji Yagiri / ... 12 episodes, 2010-2011
Sanae Kobayashi ...
 Namie Yagiri 11 episodes, 2010-2011
Daisuke Endou ...
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Tired of his mundane life, Mikado Ryugamine decides to move to Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, when a friend invites him. With everything from invisible gangs to rumored beings, Ikebukuro is full of connected mysteries where people's pasts intertwine with the present.

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Confusing plots & characters, with flaws
1 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is a series where the creators attempted to do a lot, and they shouldn't have - they did too much. There are many things happening, many characters with many backgrounds that have many problems, and the series is just incapable of resolving them all. Making a story with this many diverse elements in it is a problem because in order to make sense out of everything - why are the people like that, why do they do what they do, where is this all gong - you have to tell much more story, develop the characters much more deeply, and let the viewers get attached to those characters and what is happening in the storyline. They didn't do that here, and gave us lots of characters, plots, motivations, & actions - basically a city of people interacting - so that what you get is a hodgepodge of elements occurring that are painted broadly and lightly, without the time it would take for the viewer to care about what's going on or to know the characters well enough to become emotionally involved with them.

The characters don't ever really get deeply involved with each other, but occasionally the authors ATTEMPT to have them do that, sort of promising that, but they never truly get there. In having so many stories revolving around each other, none of them is ever explore adequately, and we are always left hanging with "almosts." It's as if the creators are are afraid to have their characters bond with each other and show those powerful emotions that would be normal in situations like that.

The animation is fair, certainly not overwhelming, the artwork & coloration okay, & the music inappropriate, like something out of a "Peanuts" cartoon, all of this giving us this once-upon-a-time random cityscape of young characters.

So, in the whole, as an animated piece which generally & sparsely depicts some occurrences in this particular city, it has some interest; but, too much talk, too many side issues which take away from having a main story, & too little character development to get one emotionally involved. Watch it, but do so lightly.


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