Durarara!! 15 in which Shizu-chan finally gets some love
April 25, 2010
In Durarara!! episode 15, Shizuo Heiwajima finally gets some love. A reporter from Tokyo Warrior has been asking, “who is the strongest in Ikebukuro?” Well, don’t ask, unless you’re prepared to get hit with a street sign. Celty gushes … about Shizuo, and takes him for a ride on her bike. And, finally, Shizuo receives a confession of love at the cliff hanger of the best episode of the show’s second half, so far.
I thought this was a fun episode because I got to see some characters that hadn’t gotten their fair share of screen time, including Simon and Dota-chin’s gang, but greatest of all was that Shizuo finally got the credit he deserved. Everyone admits that Shizuo is the strongest in the city, including Izaya (who is seen watching Hanamaru Kindergarten???). But beyond that, the Slasher/Saika declares its love for Shizuo, who responds by ripping Togusa’s van door off and using it as a shield as he charges the Slasher at the cliffhanger.
But enough about that, as Kyokai said on MetaNorn:
What would I give for Celty and Shizu-chan pairing?! Aaargh, why did she have to end up with Shinra?! Who is not doing anything for her knowing full well all the background betrayals that his father has done to her. Not to mention the many conspiracies happening around her.
Fortunately, for Celty X Shizuo shippers, this episode features Celty herself gushing over how awesome Shizuo is. It’s pretty funny how ecstatic and breathless Celty becomes as she describes Shizuo. He’s like a wolfman, a shot to the head. “It’s impossible to compare him to anything.” Later Celty takes Shizuo with her as they patrol the streets in search of the Slasher.
BTW, Shinmaru declares Izaya the strongest in Ikebukuru, by questioning the relevance of the measure of physical strength. All I can say is, “that kind of fancy talkin’ might sound good when you’re sitting in front of a computer, but step down to Ikebukuro, and a stop sign upside the head will straighten you out, right quick.”