Mikado and Masaomi start high school at Raira Academy. A girl in Mikado's class, Mika Harima, is absent. After school, Masaomi shows Mikado another part of town, and they meet Masaomi's acquaintances Walker and Erika outside a manga store. Later, Simon Brezhnev tries to solicit them to eat sushi in his restaurant, and the pair run into Izaya Orihara, who appears interested in meeting Mikado. From the few extraordinary people they had encountered in just a few days, Mikado continues to marvel at the size and mystery of the city.
- Masaomi warning Mikado that Izaya Orihara is one of the people he should never cross
- Walker and Erika are carrying manga published by Dengeki Bunko, a well-known publishing imprint and the publisher of Durarara!!
- Masaomi mentions several manga shops in Ikebukuro, including Toranoana, Animate, and Junkudo.
Mikado: "Something fascinating is going to happen. I can feel it. The adventure I wanted is just around the corner."