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Durarara!! (Novel)  
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Description
Durarara!! is about a number of unusual people who gather in Ikebukuro, Tokyo--- a youth who yearns for an un-mundane life, a hoodlum, a stalker denpa-girl, a young man who deals in information ‘for fun’, a black-market doctor, a high-schooler obsessed with magic, as well as a ‘headless rider’ riding a bike painted black.

These unusual people begin a series of abnormal stories that never fail to create headaches. But, although their personalities are all twisted— they still talk about love.

Type
Novel

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Associated Names
デュラララ!! (Novel)
Dhurarara!! (Novel)
DRRR!! (Novel)
Dulalala!! (Novel)
Durarara!!!! (Novel)

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.3b by Different Clouds (411d ago)
v.2 c.3a by Different Clouds (411d ago)
v.1 c.Extras + Bonus by BangAQUA (854d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at volume 1
Ends at volume 3

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Average: 9.3 / 10.0 (70 votes)
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September 18th 2014, 5:23pm PST

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Year
2004

Original Publisher
Media Works (Dengeki Bunko)

Serialized In (magazine)
Dengeki Bunko Magazine (Media Works)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #781 increased(+152)
Monthly Pos #1303 increased(+222)
3 Month Pos #1753 increased(+286)
6 Month Pos #2065 increased(+227)

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On 365 reading lists
On 480 wish lists
On 30 completed lists
On 8 unfinished lists
On 187 custom lists

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Ah, how lovely is discordianism.   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Baniita
February 28th, 2013, 6:30am
Great themes. Many memorable lines. Interwoven stories of many fascinating characters. Extremely interesting relationships.

And the second most awesome antagonist I've ever known, next to Joshua Kiryuu (with whom I swear they would be BFF).
What's best about Izaya is that I've never seen another antagonist like him. Oscar Wilde's line, his favourite quote, really describes his nature, I think: "It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious." What's amusing is that he is both endearing, drop dead sexy, and very annoying (even that is endearing). He's obnoxiously philosophical, never shuts up, profound, and very, very human.
What drives him isn't some cliched hatred or revenge, but a twisted love for humanity. He doesn't have a backstory--he grew up in a normal family.

Let's not forget the most badass ex-bartender of all time, Shizuo. There are no words to describe how epic he is. Rather, he doesn't use words, since he is violence incarnate, after all. I'm not sure what he is, because he's not a traditional tsundere. His character is also very interesting, but my complaint is that in more recent volumes,
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he's changed. It's for the better (is it really?), but it makes him a very dull character. His romance with Vorona, from what I know, is predictable, cliche, and boring.

He should end up with either
a) someone who can keep him calm, who never riles him up (Kasuka, Tom, Vorona.) Someone that isn't afraid of him, who he isn't afraid that he'll hurt (which is impossible, because he can't control his strength--this way would change who Shizuo is).
b) someone who drives him completely over the edge (you know where I'm going with this). Someone who he isn't afraid of hurting, someone who matches his strength with another kind of strength.

Mikado, aka Bosskado, makes for a wonderful decoy protagonists (I didn't even know those existed!) The trio just gets more and more interesting.

Ahh, Shinra and Celty are one of the few NL pairings I actually support. For good reason, too. You'll find no other couple like them. They're very amusing together. Generally, the fandom's favourite quote is from Celty:
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"Because the world isn't as bad as you think."


This series has its flaws, of course, but overall the most important factor is there: It's super interesting.

I consider this one of those series that people can't go without reading/watching.

... Last updated on February 28th, 2013, 6:42am
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insanity   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Keime
August 9th, 2012, 9:51pm
i love this author. he is my only favorite author because all other authors, american, manga, english, anything they just can't compare to him. ryogho narita's works are pure insanity focusing on one subject.(i think) for this one he focused on love. love is a boring subject, but if you read this you'll see the many other brances of love that people usually put with the bad. this series was the first i've read of his works and it completely woken up my insanity. like i say to those who have yet to experience it "welcome to insanity"
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Baccano fan as well   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xx-Touya-xx
July 4th, 2011, 1:35am
Definitely a must read.
I've read the manga, watched the anime, read a bunch of doujins,bl, just about anything you can name regarding this series.... even cosplayed as the characters. I like the multiple perspectives of the story and the way the characters develop throughout the series. There's always a twist to the story without much cliches and just keeps you hooked.
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i didn't expect to be REALLY amazed   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shiro_13
December 28th, 2010, 11:23am
this series was suggested to me by my cousin (and he doesn't suggest boring things,so I thought it was best to check this out).
the spin-offs,the art,the story-this is something not seen in everyday life. I am also trying to watch the anime,which made me love the series more. At first,you might not get the story,but as you go through it,you will appreciate it and be in awe of the different perspectives.

enjoy durarara! : )
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awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by BossKado
September 6th, 2010, 10:38pm
1 of the best underrated light novels out there. it is very interesting and clever. as there are many main characters, it will start as a little confusing, but still interesting although creepy, and it'll just get better and better. the characters are very interesting, and for me are what makes this novel great.

... Last updated on September 6th, 2010, 11:05pm
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