While viewing the Winter 2009/2010 anime schedule, Durarara!! caught my attention with nice artwork for a promotional poster and of course, me being me, I Googled Durarara!! up and found out that it is based on a light novel written by Narita Ryohgo and after further “research” I found out that an anime based on his previous work, Baccano!! has also been adapted into a 13-episode-anime with additional 3 episodes of OVA and it’s a hit. As always, my curiosity got the better of me and I gave the series a shot.
I don’t quite know where the story was going at first. It begins on the transcontinental train, the Flying Pussyfoot and then we see the same character off the train with something else going on. Not quite sure if it’s just me or the story is just plain confusing and was all over the place. One minute events that occurred in the year 1930 is shown and in the next minute, it’s 1931. What on earth is actually going on? And then there’s this girl Chane Laforet who agrees to date Claire Stanfield who had murdered a number of Flying Pussyfoot passengers in a brutal manner. It was a love at first sight, or so he says. Hmm…
Comic relief comes mostly from the comical duo, Isaac and Miria. Occasionally, they would steal, usually useless and non-valuable items and as such, they are often known as the idiot thief. Heck, they are already a pair of idiots as they are. I did get annoyed by their antics in the beginning but as the story goes on, I find them funny in a good way.
Do I like it or hate it? In all honesty, I’m not quite sure if I like it but then again, I don’t think that I hate it. One thing that is certain is that this anime is not one that I would consider watching again.
Note: More info is available on Wikipedia.