Chapter 2: Youth Magazine MAO "New Spring Life! High Schoolers' Tokyo Debut Special! Ikebukuro Edition"
Mikado Ryugamine meets Aoba at Raira Academy's opening ceremony for first years. During their first meeting Aoba reveals himself as a member of the dollars, and recognizes Mikado as a member as well, remembering seeing him at the first Dollars meeting last year. Aoba promises to keep Mikado's involvement with the Dollars a secret and asks Mikado if he could show him around Ikebukuro, as he has only just arrived. Mikado spoke to Anri about Aoba later and, together, they decided that they needed help from people who knew the city better than they did. They then met up with Walker and Erika in a karaoke bar to discuss it. Walker and Erika volunteer to go with them and take Aoba around Ikebukuro for a day.
Mikado and Anri are finally ready to leave after two hours at the karaoke bar when they notice an odd man with a white gas mask who is speaking to a tall Caucasian man. Mikado and Anri part ways and Anri pretends to head home until Mikado is out of sight. She then approaches the man with the gas mask and the Caucasian man accompanying him to ask about Saika. Instinctively on edge about the danger of the man accompanying Shingen, Anri quickly makes her leave after acquiring Shingen's business card.
Meanwhile at his apartment Mikado watched the news on TV, with pieces playing about the serial killer Hollywood, the famous actor Yuuhei Hanejima, and a live feed of the Headless Rider's apparent escape from the top of a building by flight. The news leaves Mikado both excited and anxious to show Aoba around the city.