Gangs are a common sight in Ikebukuro

It has been a while since I last dropped in on Ikebukuro. Tonight I caught a broadcast of the Durarara!! dub on Adult Swim, and it turned out to be one of my absolute favorite episodes. I don’t want to go back and re-blog this series, but since I didn’t start blogging it until mid-way through, I thought I could indulge myself in a couple of comments on this occasion.

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Namie's second best line of the series.

And so the final episode of Durarara!! airs. Below the fold, I talk a little bit about the conclusion and the reaction from the ani-blogosphere. With respect to the series as a whole, I enjoyed the ride, and if season two ever does get announced I’ll be standing in line for tickets.

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The Yellow Scarves turn on Kida.

Episode 23 is the second to last installment of Durarara!! In it Masaomi Kida learns some painful lessons. A contract is put out on Kida’s life by Horoda, and Celty’s plan to defuse the situation by getting Anri and Mikado to talk it out is disrupted when an angry (and bloodied) Shizuo declares his intention to kill Masaomi Kida. Yes, Kida grows a spine, and at the worst possible moment.

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Anri. Maybe not the kind of bunny suit you were hoping for.

Durarara!! episode 22 is a mostly action-packed episode. Anri is chased by the Yellow Scarves, Mikado disbands the Dollars, and Shizuo is assassinated by Horoda.

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Listen to your mother.

Episode 21 has already been discussed extensively in the ani-blogosphere, so this week we dive right into a blog round up.

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Namie

Namie's best line yet.

Episode 20 of Durarara!! features Kadota’s gang, and more of Izaya’s masterful trolling. Meanwhile the leaders of the three factions fail to take advantage of the opportunities of their encounters to defuse the tension between Ikebukuro’s gangs.

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Celty thinks Anri's social media skills need improving.

Mikado finds out that the Blue Squares are secretly still active, and rogue elements of the Dollars might have participated in the Slasher attacks, meanwhile Celty and the Slasher stage a raid on the Yellow Scarves stronghold in episode 19 of Durarara!!. Yes, misinformation is spreading faster, and one man in particular is positively ecstatic.

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