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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Series cast summary:
Brian Beacock ...  Walker Yumasaki / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Izaya Orihara 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Doug Erholtz ...  Izumi / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Crispin Freeman ...  Shizuo Heiwajima 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Darrel Guilbeau ...  Mikado Ryugamine 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Kyle Hebert ...  Horada / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Bridget Hoffman ...  Namie Yagiri 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Mela Lee ...  Erika Karisawa 26 episodes, 2010-2011
David Lodge ...  Kaztano / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Yuri Lowenthal ...  Shinra Kishitani 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Dave Mallow ...  Kanra / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Cassandra Lee Morris ...  Saki Mikajima 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Bryce Papenbrook ...  Masaomi Kida / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Michelle Ruff ...  Anri Sonohara 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Carrie Savage ...  Mika Harima 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Patrick Seitz ...  Narrator / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Keith Silverstein Keith Silverstein ...  Tom Tanaka 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Christopher Corey Smith ...  Dennis / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Spike Spencer ...  Saburo Togusa 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Doug Stone ...  Shingen Kishitani 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Joe Thomas ...  Shuji Niekawa / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Kirk Thornton ...  Takashi Nasujima / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2011
David Vincent ...  Seiji Yagiri 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Kari Wahlgren ...  Celty Sturluson 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Hiroshi Kamiya ...  Izaya Orihara 25 episodes, 2010-2011
Toshiyuki Toyonaga Toshiyuki Toyonaga ...  Mikado Ryugamine 23 episodes, 2010-2011
Miyuki Sawashiro ...  Celty Sturluson 23 episodes, 2010-2011
Mamoru Miyano ...  Masaomi Kida 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Yûichi Nakamura ...  Kyohei Kadota 22 episodes, 2010-2011
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Daisuke Ono ...  Shizuo Heiwajima 21 episodes, 2010-2011
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Daisuke Endou Daisuke Endou ...  Higa / ... 11 episodes, 2010-2011
Shinya Takahashi Shinya Takahashi ...  Yellow Scarf A / ... 11 episodes, 2010-2011
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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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7 January 2010 (Japan) See more »

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Confusing plots & characters, with flaws
1 July 2016 | by ajrcvrSee 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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