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.


Ryôgo Narita
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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 ...  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
Steve Blum ...  Kyohei Kadota 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Daisuke Ono ...  Shizuo Heiwajima 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Yûki Kaji ...  Walker Yumasaki / ... 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Kana Hanazawa Kana Hanazawa ...  Anri Sonohara 20 episodes, 2010-2011
Ayahi Takagaki Ayahi Takagaki ...  Erika Karisawa 20 episodes, 2010-2011
Takuma Terashima Takuma Terashima ...  Saburo Togusa / ... 19 episodes, 2010-2011
Jun Fukuyama ...  Shinra Kishitani 18 episodes, 2010-2011
Takaya Kuroda Takaya Kuroda ...  Simon Brezhnev 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Kazuma Horie Kazuma Horie ...  Seiji Yagiri / ... 12 episodes, 2010-2011
Sanae Kobayashi ...  Namie Yagiri 11 episodes, 2010-2011
Daisuke Endou Daisuke Endou ...  Higa / ... 11 episodes, 2010-2011
Shinya Takahashi Shinya Takahashi ...  Yellow Scarf A / ... 11 episodes, 2010-2011


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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It's a story with a lots of humour and full of entertainment
14 November 2015 | by Cat-WingsSee all my reviews

"Ikebukuro", though it is a city, differs from Shinjuku with its prominent business district dominated by towering metallic skyscrapers and its pulsating entertainment district that swallows up all sorts of bars, karaoke, restaurants, and adult entertainment businesses. Ikebukuro also differs from Shibuya, the glittering city, which attracts hordes of young people with its. It is one of the three biggest sub-centers and yet remains somewhat nostalgic forest of neon. It's a waypoint for the residents of Saitama prefecture to be able to easily feel the Tokyo-like atmosphere. Therefore, I call it the "Saitama Stopper". Also, it is my town that I grew up in.

"Durarara" is an ensemble story with an animated TV series based on the light-novel*. Its 24 episodes were televised between January and June 2010. Set in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, the story is made up of the episodes with a blend of interesting characters such as; the Headless Rider, the color gangs, the information dealer, the underground doctor, Yakuza and the Slasher . What astonished me was that the reproduction of Ikebukuro is amazingly accurate with the exception of the fictitious sushi restaurant and the hospital used as one of the core factors, so it can instantly be recalled for those who are familiar with Ikebukuro which is the original setting. And there are the characters' model as if it reverses their precise depictions. As likely scenes depicted in Ikebukuro along with the outstanding characters, it makes you feel strange between reality and this fictional story.

"The Headless Rider", Celty, who is a courier and seen as an urban legend in Ikebukuro. She takes her job from Shinra who is a genius underground doctor. As her head is lost, she can't remember part of her past, and besides without a mouth, her communication is made through a PDA or laptop. Mikado Rugamine, is a seemingly timid guy and comes to Tokyo introduced by his close friend, Masaomi Kida. The yellow scarves gang called "Dollars", with no color and no sense of purpose, created on the Net by Rugamine, just to satisfy his curiosity and to escape from his ordinary life. Against his speculation, the Dollars has become a power in Ikebukuro. Izaya Orihara, who loves people's unhappiness and distresses, who loves "loves", philosophy, and people-watching, and who is a mastermind based in Shinjuku. A violent man who hates violence (Shizuo Heiwazima). Anri Sonohara who is a quiet girl with big breasts and a twisted old memory. She shows her other face by created from her past. A strange Russian guy (Simon). A guy who is fascinated by a beautiful head, and a girl who has changed her face because of her obsession towards him. Shinra's father wearing a gas mask all the time because of the dirty air of the city.

The battle behind the scenes between the Dollars and their perennial nemesis, the Blue Square. A chatroom where no one knows their real faces, yet they exchange information. Truth and falsity. A hidden past behind the lost head. The true love recognized as a false love. While being a mixture of each character's story, the time when the true features of the Dollars, the Headless Rider and the magical sword are revealed, it is melted into the hidden past.

It's a story with a lots of humor and full of entertainment.

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