Title: Shippūdotō (疾風怒濤) - Storm and Stress
Japanese Date Aired: 18 March 2010
English Date Aired: 3 September 2011
Seiji Yagiri decides he must retrieve 'her' without his sister's help. Namie Yagiri demands of her subordinates why they did not bring the girl back, which was due to the arrival of Mikado Ryuugamine's friends. Namie suggests they bring him and his friends and receives a call from Mikado asking to make a trade.
In central Ikebukuro, Celty Sturluson is on a roof with many people below checking their watches. Shizuo Heiwajima discusses the time a yakuza asked him the meaning of life with Simon Brezhnev, who is not listening, so Shizuo throws a motorcycle at him. Celty recalls her conversation with Shinra Kishitani about whether her life has been meaningless and his marriage proposal.
Namie steps out of her car and sees Mikado, alone. She has placed her men in black throughout the crowd as she inquires about the nature of this trade. Mikado offers her the location of the redheaded girl in exchange for the truth behind Seiji's actions toward Mika Harima. In short, he asks Yagiri Pharmaceuticals to turn themselves in. Namie tells him never to impede her brother's actions, which Mikado deems twisted logic. At Yagiri Pharmaceuticals, Seiji corners one of Namie's men and demands to know the location of his girl.
Mikado knows Namie is after him now, but Namie says schoolboys who get involved with the underworld should know better than to use cliches. She informs him life is not a scripted play, although Mikado prefers cliches and happy endings. He frantically wonders if everything will work and assures himself of his belief in 'them'. As he dramatically pulls out his phone, Namie signals her men in black.
The leader of the Dollars reveals himself by sending a mass email to all his members. The phones of everyone surrounding them begin to ring - including those of Kyohei Kadota, Saburo Togusa, Walker Yumasaki, Erika Karisawa, Isaac Dian, Miria Harvent, and Celty. Namie watches this unfold in terror.
In the past, Mikado recalls how large the sky seemed, despite that there was nothing in it. He wanted his life to change. When he bought a computer, there were tons of new worlds to explore where he could email Masaomi Kida in Tokyo and chat with new friends. They decided to create a gang, like the online gangs except make everyone think it was real, and randomly leaked the password to the website. However, the Dollars began appearing in the world with growing numbers despite that the creators had stopped the password long ago. At first his friends were glad, but Mikado knew something was wrong.
Eventually, all the original Dollars creators left, leaving only Mikado. He realized that although some members were bad, there were many more good people in his gang. Posting on the Dollars website, he asked them to negate the bad impressions left by other gangs, but was labeled a child and a dreamer. However, it seemed some members shared his ideals: overnight, much of the graffiti in the city was erased. Mikado was overjoyed at what could only be the acts of the Dollars. In present-day Ikebukuro, Mikado spoke with many people about the Dollars, and discovered that they were still colorless, but that the members really loved being a part of it.
At the Dollars meeting, Izaya Orihara finds everything fun. The members (including Izaya) have received a text saying 'everyone who is not looking at their phone is an enemy. Do not attack'. Namie watches the scene unfold in fright. Earlier, Kyohei's gang ran a red light and almost hit the redheaded girl. They talked with her, but she said nothing. Walker posted on the Dollars website that they had found a girl with a scar on her neck and received a request from the admin (Mikado) asking for details.
On the roof, Celty asks the redheaded girl her name. She replies with "Celty". The headless Celty runs back to her bike and screams "screw it", then rides down the side of the building. She speaks directly into the minds of the people below, saying that she is a headless monster, real and here. Namie's men attempt to attack her but are stopped by Celty's scythe, with the exception of one man who knocks off her helmet. The Dollars are shocked except Izaya, who smirks. As everyone rushes to take pictures of the headless rider, Celty screams that is her time to be born.
Seiji finds Mikado in the street and pulls out a knife. As he lunges toward Mikado, he demands the boy return Celty.
Adapted from? which chapter of manga and/or novel
- To Celty asking Shinra if her life for the past 20 years was a waste of time, and his proposal to her
- To Saburo driving angrily after Yagiri's men hit his car with a rock (through a red light)
- Isaac and Miria from Baccano! make an appearance.
- Walker Yumasaki's ringtone is Ono Daisuke saying "Bocchan, meeru de gozaimasu" which translates as "You've got mail, young master". Ono Daisuke voices Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler (also know as Kuroshitsuji). Sebastian frequently refers to his master as "Bocchan".
- An amusing thing is that Ono Daisuke voices Shizuo as well.
- Also Erika's ringtone is from the anime Jigoku Shoujo. "Ippen shinde miru?" from the voice of the character Ai Enma.
- In the flashback, Mikado is seen accessing websites such as Yohoo! (Yahoo!), Amezon (Amazon), Yo!Tube (YouTube), and several Japanese websites.
- In addition, his computer is a Mindows 7.
- Mikado: That's why I'll rely on NUMBERS!