Saburo Togusa (渡草 三郎, Togusa Saburō) is a member of the Dollars. He is the driver for Kyouhei's Gang and is always seen with his close companions Kyouhei Kadota, Walker Yumasaki, and Erika Karisawa. He is extremely protective of his van, often getting outraged at any sign of damage to it. He is also a huge fan of Ruri Hijiribe and is one of the three vice presidents of the Ruri Hijiribe fan club.
Saburo has brown eyes and medium-length brown hair. His normal attire consists of a white collared shirt, a dark red vest, jeans, loafers, and a necklace.For the most part, Saburo is a fairly laid back individual. Like his friends, he is always willing to help others in need, although he usually waits for Kyouhei to extend the offer before doing anything himself. He also shares Kyouhei's second-hand embarrassment for Walker and Erika's open obsession with anime and manga. Saburo's most noticeable characteristic is his strong attachment to his van, as he is shown to fly into a rage should it be damaged in any way (intentional or otherwise). Saburo's love for his van is seconded only by his love for Ruri Hijiribe, whom he idolizes to the point of tearing up at her concerts. Unsurprisingly, Saburo is a very proficient driver, being able to hold his own in several car chases without suffering much damage either to himself or his vehicle. He is also a decent fist fighter, as shown during the big brawl at the end of the Yellow Scarves Arc.
Not much is known about Saburo's life before the start of the series other than that he attended Kushi High school in his youth and was a friend of Kyouhei's for years. Eventually, Kyouhei took Erika and Walker under his wing and the four would regularly hang out together, even joining the Blue Squares at the same time, although Saburo expressed disdain at the gang's leadership. After Saki's kidnapping pushes Kyouhei too far, Saburo agrees to rescue her without a second thought. After the Blue Squares dissolve, the group eventually joins the Dollars when Kyouhei receives an invitation online. Saburo also makes friends with an immigrant named Kazutano, who makes a living selling tickets for various events. Their friendship is so strong that Kazutano even sets aside Ruri HIjiribe's concert tickets for Saburo even if it is supposed to be sold out.
Dollars/Mika Harima ArcEdit
Saburo makes a few scarce appearances in the early episodes but doesn't get a proper introduction until around episode 6. After receiving an odd text from Kazutano, Kyouhei's Gang pays a visit to his apartment in order to have dinner there. The group arrives to find the place ransacked, realizing that Kazutano had become the latest victim in a recent string of kidnappings going around the city. Saburo is distraught by the loss of his friend, believing him to be gone for good, but Kyouhei assures him that they will locate Kazutano, no matter the cost. After receiving the license plate number of the kidnapper's vehicle from Hashim, the group tries a variety of methods to track them down, even hiring Celty to track down the vehicle.
The group eventually finds one of the kidnappers, Morita, passed out on a pile of garbage. Kyouhei uses Morita's phone and impersonates him to get the location of the kidnappers' meeting place. Saburo and the others confront the kidnappers directly, however, the sudden appearance of Celty causes the kidnappers to panic and run away, releasing Kazutano in the process. The group gives chase regardless, as they wish to uncover who is behind the recent string of kidnappings that have been taking place. They capture the kidnapper's leader, Asanuma, and have Walker and Erika grill him for information while Saburo, Kyouhei, and Kazutano wait outside.
Days later, while the group is hanging out together, a car accidentally scratches Saburo's van by knocking a pebble into the windshield. Saburo immediately gives chase but stops just before hitting an escaping Mika Harima. The group takes her in and posts about it on the Dollars message board, hoping to find some answers. Mikado Ryuugamine, who at this point has pieced together the mystery about the kidnappings and it's relation to Yagiri Pharmaceuticals, contacts them about a plan to expose the whole thing. Saburo drops Kyouhei and Mika off at the specificed location and waits with Walker and Erika for the plan to take effect. After everyone's phones begin ringing, Saburo marvels at the sheer size of the Dollars' first meeting.
Saburo and the others are seen driving around the city, looking for info on the Slasher. The notice Anri Sonohara being followed by a strange man and decide to investigate. When they see that Anri is about to be attacked, Saburo immediately runs him over with the van on Kyouhei's order. Miraculously, the attacker, now believed to be the Slasher, survives and continues to fight. Celty and Shizuo Heiwajima arrive at that time, which causes the Slasher to become even more excited. Shizuo decides to end the fight once and for all by, much to Saburo's despair, ripping off the van door and slamming it into the Slasher, incapacitating him. After Shizuo leaves, Saburo and the others attempt to interrogate the Slasher but finds that he has no useful information. With nothing else to gain, the group ties him up and dumps him off at a nearby park. After the Slasher incident passes, the groups buys a new door for the van. Locating a new door was left to Walker, however, and it has a large design of an anime character on it, which causes no end of embarrassment for Saburo.
Yellow Scarves ArcEdit
For the most part, Saburo plays a fairly passive role throughout most of this arc. He joins up with Kyouhei and the other dollars members at the end who infiltrate the yellow scarves meeting. After Kyouhei gives the signal, the warehouse erupts into a huge brawl as the dollars strike back against the Yellow Scarves. As the fight continues, Kyouhei has Saburo drop Masaomi off at the hospital while he stays to finish the job.
Saburo is called in by Kyouhei to pick him along with Erika, Walker, and the Orihara Twins up. Once everyone gets in, several members of a biker gang called Toramaru begin chasing them and Togusa speeds away as fast as he can, his van taking several hits in the chase. They stop to save Mikado , Anri , and Aoba from the Yellow Scarves remnants and the nine of them continue their escape from Toramaru. They eventually come across Celty who brings even more Toramaru members after them until they eventually come to an overpass.
Celty tells the others to run while she holds off Toramaru. After Saburo and Kyouhei drop everyone else off at the police station, Kyouhei wants to head back to give Celty a hand. Saburo agrees to come and the both return to the overpass but find their assistance unnecessary due to the intervention of Ruri and Egor (unfortunately for him, he doesn't realize it's Ruri due to her disguise). Afterwards, he attends the Hotpot party with everyone else at the end.
Saburo is hanging out with the others until Kyouhei notices Chikage tailing them. Kyouhei tells the others to leave while he dealt with the situation.
Dollars and Blue Squares ArcEdit
Saburo calls in several other Dollars members who disagreed with the kidnapping and assists them in taking out the rogue Dollars members.
Kadota's Coma ArcEdit
When Masaomi asks them to join the Yellow Scarves Saburo didn't say much. After Masaomi left Dennis threatened them that if they talked about dangerous stuff he might throw another knife at the wall. Saburo then started to freak out because of Dennis's threat. Later Saburo was looking at poster of Ruri when Kyouhei's father calls him telling about the hit and run Kyouhei was in.
- According to Durarara no Subete, Saburo's Handle for Dollars is レッドカーペット (Red Carpet)
- His likes include Ruri Hijiribe and his van.
- Saburo is one of the three Vice Presidents of the Official Hijiribe Ruri fanclub.
- Saburo's hobbies include cheering for idols (Ruri Hijiribe) and driving.
- Favorite food is said to be ramen, though he dislikes anything that could spill inside his van.
- His favorite saying is: "Idol-chasing? No. There's no need for us to chase Ruri-chan because to us, Ruri-chan is the world itself. We do what we do to thank the world." - President of the Official Fan Club of Ruri Hijiribe.
- In the light novels, Saburo makes his first brief appearance in volume 1, but he is not considered a regular member of Kyouhei's Gang until around volume 3, during the Yellow Scarves arc. His role before volume 3 was filled in either by Kyouhei himself or another random member of the Dollars who knew Kyouhei. The anime and manga simply replaces these random members with Saburo.
- Despite Saburo having the strongest attachment to the van, it is technically purchased under Kyouhei's name.