Durarara!!

Durarara!!

Durarara!!

English Title: Durarara!!
Japanese Title: デュラララ!! — DRRR!! — “Durarara!!”
Author: Ryohgo Narita — 成田 良悟
Illustrator: Suzuhito Yasuda — ヤスダスズヒト
Translator: Stephen Paul
Genre: Adventure, Urban Fantasy, Mystery
Original Run: April 2004 – January 2014
English Run: July 2015 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Dengeki Bunko (MediaWorks)
English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press)
Volumes in Japanese: 13 (plus ongoing sequel Durarara!! SH)
Volumes in English: 10 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $11 — Kindle $8 — Nook $8

Synopsis: The Ikebukuro district in Tokyo is full of interesting people. A boy longing for the extraordinary. A hotheaded punk. An airheaded pseudo-stalker. An information broker who works for kicks. An underground doctor who specializes in truly desperate patients. A high school student infatuated with a monster. And a headless rider on a pitch-black motorcycle. Their story may not be a heartwarming one, but as it turns out, even weirdos like these sometimes fall in love.

Volume 1
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Released July 21, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-0316304740

Volume 2
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Released November 17, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-0316304764

Volume 3
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Released March 22, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316304771

Volume 4
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Released July 19, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316304788

Volume 5
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Released November 15, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316304795

Volume 6
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Released March 21, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316304818

Volume 7
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Released July 25, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316439688

Volume 8
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Released November 14, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316474290

Volume 9
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Released March 27, 2018 — ISBN-13: 978-0316474313

Volume 10
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Released July 17, 2018 — ISBN-13: 978-0316474344

Upcoming Releases

Reviews of Durarara!!
English Light Novels: Vol 1Vol 2Vol 3
Fandom Post: Vol 1Vol 2Vol 3Vol 4Vol 5Vol 6Vol 7
Justus R. Stone: Vol 1Vol 2Vol 3Vol 4Vol 5
Suitable for Treatment: Vol 1Vol 2Vol 3Vol 4Vol 5Vol 6Vol 7Vol 8

Illustrations Sampler

Anime Adaptation
Durarara!!MAL Entry — 24 episodes — Aired January 2010 – June 2010
Note: Adapted volumes 1 to 3 of the light novel series

Durarara!!x2 ShouMAL Entry — 12 episodes — Aired January 2015 to March 2015
Durarara!!x2 Ten MAL Entry — 12 episodes — Aired July 2015 to September 2015
Durarara!!x2 KetsuMAL Entry — 12 episodes — Aired January 2016 to March 2016
Note: Adapted volumes 4 to 13 of the light novel series

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Manga Adaptation
MAL Entry — Published June 2009 – ongoing (English releases by Yen Press)
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Reading order: Durarara!! -> Durarara!! Saika Arc -> Durarara!! Yellow Scarves Arc -> Durarara!! RE;Dollars Arc

If you liked Durarara!!, you might also want to try…

  • Baccano! — also written by Ryohgo Narita, similar tone, large cast
  • Kagerou Daze — urban fantasy, large cast
  • Boogiepop — urban fantasy, large cast

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4 responses to “Durarara!!

  1. I’m so excited to read this! The manga and anime were great, but I’m really looking forward to enjoying this story in its original format. :D

  2. I’m curious if you’ve read the original Japanese LN before and what do you feel about the two in terms of accuracy of translation. I have been itching to get my hands on the Chinese one to compare since my Japanese is rusty at best and I had read the fan translations in English many years back. If the official English version is up to par I would love to own a copy.

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