Kinnosuke Kuzuhara (葛原金之助, Kuzuhara Kinnosuke) is (according to Shinra) a motorcycle police officer known for dealing with the most troublesome characters and thus was most likely brought in to capture Celty. He is especially known for going to insane lengths to get his man even if it means leaving a trail of damage behind him.
Kinnosuke's most distinguishing features are his red ascot, his sunglasses, and a cross shaped scar on his cheek. Aside from these, his attire is more or less the same as other traffic officers.
Kinnosuke is known to go to extreme lengths to make arrests and is almost zealous with maintaining order on the road. The numerous supernatural events around the city do little to faze him. He is extremely persistent, as shown when he and dozens of other officers chased Celty around the city for an entire day, an event which left her traumatized to the point that she runs as far away as she can if she so much as glances at him. Kinnosuke is also very proud of his position as a police officer and does his best to emulate the best qualities of his profession and as such, has a strong set of morals.
His skills include extremely adept motor cycle riding, being able to keep up with Celty even when she uses her supernatural abilities. While not as strong or agile as other characters in the series, Kinnosuke is still very proficient at combat, even if he is forced to fight while riding his motorcycle.
He is mentioned to be one of the strongest men in Ikebukuro.
Yellow Scarves ArcEdit
He is introduced in this arc chasing Celty around the city, eventually cornering her. Celty attempts to use her shadows to scare him and the other cops off but, much to her surprise, he remains unfazed. Kinnosuke's actions later traumatize Celty and cause her to develop a fear of traffic cops. Kinnosuke later appears to stop Horada from escaping, arresting him for traffic violations.
Kinnosuke appears near the beginning of the arc grilling Celty on her motorbike's illegal lack of headlights. The two begin yet another chase through Ikebukuro with Kinnosuke keeping up with Celty easily despite her using her supernatural abilities to her advantage by riding on walls to avoid traffic. This act generates massive media attention and is effectively what prompts a bounty on Celty's head, effectively making Kinnosukethe cause of Celty's woes throughout this arc.
He appears later and offers some unexpected assistance when Celty is chased by Toramaru members. When one of the bikers takes a swipe at him, Kinnosuke proceeds to assail every single biker around him despite being on a motorbike and still giving chase to Celty, increasing her panic. Celty manages to lose him during the battle under the overpass, when she captures masses of motorcycle gang members her net and those who get through her net are dealt with by Egor and Ruri. Kinnosuke returns once more with a larger entourage of traffic cops, and they deal with the massive numbers of motorcycle gang members who have begun fighting each other.
Dragon Zombie ArcEdit
He appears briefly at the start of the first chapter chasing Celty once again. He passes a car in which Izaya and Shiki are conversing. Izaya comments on how Kinnosuke's relative, Yumeji Kuzuhara, is a member of the police's anti-yakuza branch and was responsible for Kine's expulsion from the Awakusu-kai.
Kadota's Coma ArcEdit
Kinnosuke sees his niece, Shinju, and talks with her. Shinju informs him that Shizuo has been sent to jail. He later bursts into the room where two officers were interrogating Shizuo, revealing he had overheard the conversation, which had also revealed the officers as "children" of Haruna Niekawa's Saika. Since they'd been threatening to foist a false 'assaulting an officer' charge on Shizuo, Kinnosuke threatens to turn them over to an honest inspector if they continued with their threats.
- Kinnosuke is a member of the reputable Kuzuhara family, with over 200 relatives in the Ikebukuro police force.
- Kinnosuke's son, Souji Kuzuhara, is a main character in another one of Ryohgo Narita's series, Etsusa Bridge, which is set about 10 years after Durarara!! on an abandoned artificial island.