Honesty, I thought the anime was awesome from start to stop. I’ve heard a lot of:
“Oh it has a stupid ending!”
and a lot of,
“It gets bad, you’ll hate it by the end!”
But guess what? That’s all hogwash (now back to the castle). Here’s an example as to why the last episode was one of the best ones out there:
Shizuo takes one of those highway signs, and cuts a car in half with it. The end.
Durarara was sick, and there wasn’t a single episode where I thought:
“This is going in the wrong direction.”
“This is turning into a whole bunch of SHIT.”
In fact, I felt like it just kept getting better. Here’s my graph:
If you notice, the anime in question doesn’t necessarily get vastly better, nor does it match the level of “best”. But it was certainly vastly entertaining through it’s vast vastness of vastity. Why was it so good? Duh. The vast amount of characters all kicked a vast amount of ass. Here are my favorites:
aka Saika aka Slasher aka Mother
Anri is, up until a point, very shy and aloof. She doesn’t talk much. In fact, she doesn’t really get involved with anything, mainly due to her past. However, unbeknowngst to all (until a certain point), she is actually the Slasher. The Slasher is pretty much a “criminal” that has been slashing a vast amount of random people on the vast streets of Ikebukuro. Of course, later (at the certain point) it is revealed that she has Saika, a blade that giving her control over anyone she cuts. Basically, she has a whole army of people under her control. Big surprise I guess to her friends.
Why I like her:
She’s an unassuming girl who, when she wants to, can suddenly get red eyes and a katana and start fucking everyone up. I love it.
aka Headless Rider aka Black Rider aka Setton
She’s a dullahan, which is kind of like a grim reaper, and I’ll leave it at that. She came to Ikebukuro to find her lost head. He bike does not run on gas, but instead has been fused with her horse, which is some kind of ghost thing or something. Either way, it’s bad-ass. As stated, she has no head, but can still function, using her phone to text speech. Also, I’m sure that her not having a head wouldn’t stop a whole lot of people from getting it on with her.
Why I like her:
She looks cool, has a sick past, is bad ass, and generally just has a lot of awesome shit going on.
And last but not least, my favorite character:
aka don’t fuck with this guy
Since an early age he’s somehow never been limited to releasing all of his energy, which gave him a whole lot of power (enough to throw very large objects). However, although he was able to pretty much acquire superhuman strength, his body couldn’t take it, and he’s usually end up with broken bones or something. After many years though, his body got stronger and now he can do things like throw street sign or vending machines long distances. Needless to say, you can’t hurt him and you don’t want to fuck with this guy ever because he’ll kill you.
Why I like him:
Are you kidding me?
Just like Baccano, Durarara had pretty much every single one of their characters taken right out of the “fucking awesome” pile. Even the minor characters had some kind of awesomeness. Like Shinra’s dad. He wore a mask so as not to breath in the Tokyo air. That’s weird, aka awesome. Let’s talk about the plot:
A. BAM Moments
It had them by the truckload. The best moments included Kida finding out the truth about Ryugamine and Anri….or I should say all of them finding out that they each were the head of a different gang. I love that shit. Fuck. Great anime. This anime was so good that everyone should jsut suck my dick. Still, not as good as Baccano.
FINAL GRADE = 5*