Durarara!!

Durarara!!

Durarara!!

English Title: Durarara!!
Japanese Title: デュラララ!! — DRRR!! — “Durarara!!”
Author: Ryohgo Narita
Illustrator: Suzuhito Yasuda
Translator: Stephen Paul
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Original Run: 2004 – 2014 (followed by Durarara!! SH: 2014 – ongoing)
English Run: 2015 – ongoing
Volumes: 13
English Publisher: Yen Press
Volumes Published in English: 5 (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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Volume 2
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Volume 3
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Volume 4
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Volume 5
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Reviews of Durarara!!
Vol 1 – All the Anime
Vol 1 – Anime UK News
Vol 1 – English Light Novels
Vol 1 – Justus R. Stone
Vol 2 – Justus R. Stone

Suggestions for Further Reading
Similar Subgenre (urban fantasy): A Certain Magical Index, BoogiepopKagerou DazePsycho BustersShakugan no ShanaThe Devil is a Part-Timer!!

Illustrations Sampler

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13 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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