Durarara!! (デュラララ!!) is an anime series based on the light novels by Ryohgo Narita.


The first season of the anime is adapted from the first three light novels and spans 24 episodes and two OVAs. It was produced by studio Brain's Base with subtitled episodes simulcasted by Crunchyroll. The English dub was produced by Aniplex of America at Bang Zoom! Entertainment and broadcast on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. The European release is licensed by Beez Entertainment.


In Tokyo's downtown district of Ikebukuro, amidst many strange rumors and warnings of gangs and dangerous occupants, one urban legend stands out above the rest - the existence of a headless "Black Rider" who is said to be seen driving a jet-black, soundless motorcycle through the city streets.

Mikado Ryuugamine has always longed for the excitement of the city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend convinces him to move to Tokyo. Witnessing the Black Rider on his first day in the city, his wishes already seem to have been granted. But as supernatural events begin to occur, ordinary citizens like himself, along with Ikebukuro's most colorful inhabitants, are mixed up in the commotion breaking out in their city.


The second season of the anime is adapted from light novels four through thirteen and was broken up into three cours of 12 episodes and one OVA each. The second season was announced on Anime News Network on March 15, 2014, and the cours, titled Shou, Ten, and Ketsu, began airing in January 2015, July 2015, and January 2016 respectively. The anime was produced by studio Shuka and subtitled episodes were simulcast by Crunchyroll. The English dub was produced by Aniplex of America.

Each cour of Durarara!!x2 holds a title that follows the classic structure of Japanese storytelling, Kishōtenketsu (起承転結). Shou (承, lit. understanding): the development, Ten (転, lit. motion): the twist, and Ketsu (結): the conclusion. While season one did not hold a title, it would be Ki (起) to represent introduction.

Durarara!!x2 ShouEdit

Shou picks up six months after the end of season one. Peace has finally returned to Ikebukuro, but soon new characters appear in the city and troubles slowly begin to build, throwing the city and everyone in it right back into chaos. 

Durarara!!x2 TenEdit

Ten continues where the end of Shou left off. Mikado begins putting his plans for the Dollars into effect. Many characters' daily lives are explored and pasts revealed as their lives continue to intersect within the story.

Durarara!!x2 KetsuEdit

Ketsu is the conclusion to the series and continues where Ten left off. The time has finally come that Celty has a chance of reuniting with her head, and the final battle between Izaya and Shizuo commences as the full cast comes together in the final conflict in the story.

Durarara!! EpisodesEdit

No. Title Air Date Narrator
1 First Words
(「開口一番」 Kaikōichiban)
January 8, 2010 (JP)
June 25, 2011 (NA)
Mikado Ryuugamine
2 Highly Unpredictable
(一虚一実 Ikkyoichijitsu)
January 14, 2010 (JP)
July 2, 2011 (NA)
Celty Sturluson
3 Rampant Evil
(跳梁跋扈 Chōryōbakko)
January 21, 2010 (JP)
July 9, 2011 (NA)
Simon Brezhnev
4 Utterly Alone
(形影相弔 Keieiaitomura)
January 28, 2010 (JP)
July 16, 2011 (NA)
Shinra Kishitani
5 False Advertising
(羊頭狗肉 Yōtōkuniku)
February 4, 2010 (JP)
July 23, 2011 (NA)
Masaomi Kida
6 Active Interest
(東奔西走 Tōhonseisō)
February 11, 2010 (JP)
July 30, 2011 (NA)
Kyouhei Kadota
7 Bad-Ass Dude
(国士無双 Kokushimusō)
February 18, 2010 (JP)
August 6, 2011 (NA)
Shizuo Heiwajima
8 Ephemeral Dream
(南柯之夢 Nankanoyume)
February 25, 2010 (JP)
August 13, 2011 (NA)
Celty Sturluson
9 Love and Cherish
(依依恋恋 Iirenren)
March 4, 2010 (JP)
August 20, 2011 (NA)
Namie Yagiri
10 Never Before Seen
(空前絶後 Kūzenzetsugo)
March 11, 2010 (JP)
August 27, 2011 (NA)
Mikado Ryuugamine
11 Storm and Stress
(疾風怒濤 Shippūdotō)
March 18, 2010 (JP)
September 3, 2011 (NA)
Mikado Ryuugamine
12 Yin and Yang
(有無相生 Umusōsei)
March 25, 2010 (JP)
September 10, 2011 (NA)
Celty Sturluson
12.5 Heaven's Vengeance
(天網恢恢 Tenmōkaikai)
August 25, 2010 (JP)
September 17, 2011 (NA)
Walker Yumasaki
13 A Sudden Turn
(急転直下 Kyūtenchokka)
April 8, 2010 (JP)
September 24, 2011 (NA)
Anri Sonohara
14 Public Unrest
(物情騒然 Butsujōsōzen)
April 15, 2010 (JP)
October 1, 2011 (NA)
Celty Sturluson
15 A Fool May Give Good Counsel
(愚者一得 Gushaittoku)
April 22, 2010 (JP)
October 8, 2011 (NA)
Shuuji Niekawa
16 Mutual Love
(相思相愛 Sōshisōai)
April 19, 2010 (JP)
October 15, 2011 (NA)
Celty Sturluson and Shinra Kishitani
17 Perpetual Shifts and Changes
(有為転変 Uitenpen)
May 6, 2010 (JP)
October 22, 2011 (NA)
Izaya Orihara
18 Life and Death are Up to Fate
(死生有命 Shisei Yūmei)
May 13, 2010 (JP)
October 29, 2011 (NA)
Masaomi Kida
19 The Blue Sky Perishes
(蒼天已死 Sōten Sudeni Shisu)
May 20, 2010 (JP)
November 5, 2011 (NA)
20 The Yellow Sky Rises
(黄天當立 Kōten Masani Tatsu)
May 27, 2010 (JP)
November 12, 2011 (NA)
Erika Karisawa and Walker Yumasaki
21 At a Total Loss
(五里霧中 Gorimuchū)
June 3, 2010 (JP)
November 19, 2011 (NA)
Mikado Ryuugamine
22 Declaration of Dissolution
(解散宣言 Kaisan Sengen)
June 10, 2010 (JP)
November 26, 2011 (NA)
Anri Sonohara
23 All Mixed Up
(千錯万綜 Sensaku Bansō)
June 17, 2010 (JP)
December 3, 2011 (NA)
Masaomi Kida
24 Selfless Devotion
(則天去私 Sokutenkyoshi)
June 24, 2010 (JP)
December 10, 2011 (NA)
Mikado Ryuugamine
25 World at Peace
(世界平和 Sekai Heiwa)
August 25, 2010 (JP)
December 17, 2011 (NA)

Durarara!!x2 Shou EpisodesEdit

No. Title Air Date Narrator
1 A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
(「百聞は一見に如かず」 Hyakubun wa Ikken ni Shikazu)
January 10, 2015 (JP)
March 10, 2015 (NA)
Mikado Ryuugamine
2 Harmony is the Greatest of Virtues
(「和を以て尊しと為す」 Wa o Motte Tōtoshito Nasu)
January 17, 2015 (JP)
March 17, 2015 (NA)
Shinra Kishitani
3 Adding Insult to Injury
(「泣き面に蜂」 Nakitsura ni Hachi)
January 24, 2015 (JP)
March 24, 2015 (NA)
Kasuka Heiwajima
4 When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do
(「人の踊るときは踊れ」 Hito no Odoru Toki wa Odore)
January 31, 2015 (JP)
March 31, 2015 (NA)
4.5 My Heart is in the Pattern of a Hot Pot
(「私の心は鍋模様」 Watashi no Kokoro wa Nabe Moyou)
May 30, 2015 (JP) N/A
5 No One Knows What the Future Holds
(「一寸先は闇」 Issun Saki wa Yami)
February 7, 2015 (JP)
April 7, 2015 (NA)
Namie Yagiri
6 A Crow in the Dark Night
(「闇夜に烏」 Yamiyo ni Karasu)
February 14, 2015 (JP)
April 14, 2015 (NA)
Celty Sturluson
7 Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
(「モスクワは涙を信じない」 Mosukuwa wa Namida o Shinjinai)
February 21, 2015 (JP)
April 21, 2015 (NA)
Simon Brezhnev
8 The Ladies' Man Has Neither Money nor Power
(「色男、金と力はなかりけり」 Irootoko, Kane to Chikara wa Nakarikeri)
February 28, 2015 (JP)
April 28, 2015 (NA)
Masaomi Kida
9 The Day is Short, and the Way is Long
(「日暮れて道遠し Hi Kurete Michi Tōshi)
March 7, 2015 (JP)
May 5, 2015 (NA)
Mizuki Akabayashi
10 The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree
(「この親にしてこの子あり」 Kono Oya nishite Kono Ko Ari)
March 14, 2015 (JP)
May 12, 2015 (NA)
Akane Awakusu
11 No Use Crying Over Spilt Milk
(「覆水盆に返らず」 Fukusui Bon ni Kaerazu)
March 21, 2015 (JP)
May 19, 2015 (NA)
Various Dollars members
12 Adversity Makes a Man Wise
(「艱難汝を玉にす」 Kannan Nanji o Tama ni Su)
March 28, 2015 (JP)
May 26, 2015 (NA)

Durarara!!x2 Ten EpisodesEdit

No. Title Air Date Narrator
1 Love Thy Enemy
(「汝の敵を愛せよ」 Nanji no Teki o Aiseyo)
July 4, 2015 (JP)
September 08, 2015 (NA)
Rio Kamichika
1.5 Onoroke Chakapoko January 27, 2016 (JP) N/A

Life is but a Dream
(「邯鄲の夢」 Kantan no Yume)

July 11, 2015 (JP)
September 15, 2015 (NA)
3 Marriages are Made in Heaven
(「縁は異なもの,味なもの」 En wa Inamono, Ajinamono)
July 18, 2015 (JP)
September 22, 2015 (NA)
Mika Harima
4 A Rumor only Lasts Seventy-Five Days
(「人の噂も七十五日」 Hito no Uwasa mo Shichi Juu Go Nichi)
July 25, 2015 (JP)
September 29, 2015 (NA)
5 Asleep or Awake
(「寝ても覚めても」 Nete mo Samete mo)
August 1, 2015 (JP)
October 6, 2015 (NA)
Anri Sonohara
6 Roses Have Thorns
(「花に嵐」 Hana ni Arashi)
August 8, 2015 (JP)
October 13, 2015 (NA)
Kasane Kujiragi
7 A Cat Has Nine Lives
(「猫を殺せば七代祟る」 Neko wo Koroseba Nana Dai Tataru)
August 15, 2015 (JP)
October 20, 2015 (NA)
Saki Mikajima
8 Mouth of Honey, a Needle in the Heart
(「口に蜜, 心に針」 Kuchi ni Mitsu, Kokoro ni Hari)
August 22, 2015 (JP)
October 27, 2015 (NA)
9 Eloquent & Competent
(「口八丁手八丁」 Kuchi Hatcho De Hatcho)
August 29, 2015 (JP)
November 03, 2015 (NA)
Shinra Kishitani
10 Blessed are the Foolish
(「愚か者に福あり」 Oroka Mono ni Fukuari)
September 12, 2015 (JP)
November 10, 2015 (NA)
Ran Izumii
11 Birds of a Feather
(「同じ穴の狢」 Onaji Ana no Mujina)
September 19, 2015 (JP)
November 17, 2015 (NA)
Erika Karisawa
12 It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief
(「蛇の道は蛇」 Jya no Michi wa Hebi)
September 26, 2015 (JP)
November 24, 2015 (NA)
Haruya Shiki

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu EpisodesEdit

No. Title Air Date Narrator
1 Even a Chance Acquaintance is Decreed by Destiny
(「袖すりあうも多生の縁」 Sode Suriau mo Tashō no En)
January 9, 2016 (JP)
March 15, 2016 (NA)
Shinra Kishitani
2 Bell the Cat
(「猫の首に鈴」 Neko no Kubi ni Suzu)
January 16, 2016 (JP)
March 22, 2016 (NA)
Shingen Kishitani
3 All in the Same Boat
(「同舟相救う」 Doushuuai Sukuu)
January 23, 2016 (JP)
March 29, 2016 (NA)
Mairu Orihara and Kururi Orihara
4 Blood is Thicker than Water
(「血は水よりも濃し」 Chi wa Mizu yori mo Koshi)
January 30, 2016 (JP)
April 5, 2016 (NA)
Takashi Nasujima
5 Lost in the Dark
(「闇に惑う」 Yami ni Madou)
February 6, 2016 (JP)
April 12, 2016 (NA)
6 In for a Penny, In for a Pound
(「乗りかかった舟」 Norikakatta Fune)
February 13, 2016 (JP)
April 19, 2016 (NA)
Chikage Rokujou
7 No Love Lost
(「犬猿もただならず」 Kenen mo Tatanarazu)
February 20, 2016 (JP)
April 26, 2016 (NA)
Izaya Orihara
7.5 Dufufufu!! July 27, 2016 (JP) N/A
8 A Tiger Dies and Leaves His Skin
(「虎は死して皮を残す」 Dora wa Shishite kawa wo Nokusu)
February 27, 2016 (JP)
May 3, 2016 (NA)
Tom Tanaka
9 Walking on Thin Ice
(「薄氷を踏む」 Hakuhyou o fumu)
March 5, 2016 (JP)
May 10, 2016 (NA)
Mizuki Akabayashi
10 Telepathy
(「以心伝心」 Ishindenshin)
March 12, 2016 (JP)
May 17, 2016 (NA)
Anri Sonohara
11 Life is an Unknown Course
(「水の流れと人行末」 Mizu no Nagare to Hito Gyōmatsu)
March 19, 2016 (JP)
May 24, 2016 (NA)
Masaomi Kida
12 Those Who Meet Must Part
(「会うは別れの始め」 Au wa Wakare no Hajime)
March 26, 2016 (JP)
May 31, 2016 (NA)
Mikado Ryuugamine