At the invitation of his childhood friend Masaomi, Ryuugamine Mikado transfers from his home in the country to a school in the city of Ikebukuro. Masaomi has warned him about people he doesn't want to cross in the city: a champion fighter, an informant, a pharmaceutical company who is commissioning the abduction of women off the street, and a mysterious gang called "Dollars."
Nervous in the labyrinth of Ikebukuro, Mikado witnesses an urban legend on his first day in the city – CELTY STURLINSON: a headless, black-clad motorcyclist who rides the streets with no headlights searching for its stolen head. From then on, the existence of the supernatural and a gang called the Yellow Scarves will rise to the surface…Ikebukuro will be pushed to breaking point!
Durarara!! moves in every direction - characters cross paths throughout each episode and drift in and out of the story creating a complex, non-linear plot that is thick with twists psychological depth.
Written by Ryohgo Narita (author of the critically acclaimed Baccano!) and with art direction by Akira Ito (Elfen Lied), Durarara!! is a slick, fast paced action mystery with a dark sense of humour.