Durarara Volume 1 Review – All Manga and Light Novel

Delving into the captivating world of urban intrigue and supernatural mystery, Durarara Volume 1 sets the stage for an unforgettable journey.

This review explores both the manga and light novel adaptations, each offering a unique perspective on Ryohgo Narita’s enthralling narrative.

From the bustling streets of Ikebukuro to the enigmatic characters like Mikado Ryuugamine and the Headless Rider, this volume introduces readers to a whirlwind of excitement.

Join us as we dive into the intricate web of alliances and rivalries, uncovering the secrets hidden within the pages of Durarara Volume 1.

Durarara Light Novel Volume 1

Durarara Light Novel volume 1
Durarara Light Novel volume 1
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Durarara!! Volume 1 Light Novel is the first book in the series and it’s got the Mika Harima Arc.

It was written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda.

So, the story kicks off with Mikado Ryuugamine, this high school dude who moves to Ikebukuro, Tokyo, because his childhood buddy invited him over.

And guess what? He runs into Celty Sturluson, this Irish female who’s a dullahan, cruising around Ikebukuro on a totally silent, all-black motorcycle, looking for her lost noggin.

The novel also brings in a bunch of other characters, each with their own tales and ties to the city’s shady side.

Durarara!! 3way standoff -alley- Manga Volume 1

Durarara 3way Standoff Alley Game PSP
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Durarara!! 3way standoff -alley- Manga Volume 1 is the first book in the manga version of the Durarara!! 3way standoff video games.

The story follows Yoshimune Miyoshi, who comes back to Ikebukuro.

While he’s out and about in the town with his classmates Mikado, Masaomi, and Anri, he starts hearing about these color gangs and a Headless Rider.

Next thing you know, he’s chasing after these rumors and gets pulled into this big conspiracy involving the whole Ikebukuro scene.

This volume was put together by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Izuko Fujiya.

YZQ ✕ DRRR!! Manga Volume 1

YZQ ✕ DRRR!! Manga Volume 1 is the first book in a mash-up between Suzuhito Yasuda’s Yozakura Quartet and Ryohgo Narita’s Durarara!!

The manga came bundled with the Yozakura Quartet Shooting Star Premium Box and dropped alongside Shooting Star Bebop.

Now, the plot of this crossover volume isn’t laid out in detail in the sources we’ve got.

But, you know how crossovers go – it’s probably a wild ride with characters and stuff from both Yozakura Quartet and Durarara!! mixing it up in all sorts of cool ways.

Durarara!! SH Light Novel Volume 1

Durarara SH Light Novel volume 1
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Durarara!! SH Light Novel Volume 1 kicks off the Durarara!! SH series.

It was cooked up by Ryohgo Narita, drawn by Suzuhito Yasuda, and dropped on April 10, 2014.

So, this story picks up where Durarara!! left off, but after a bit of a time jump, and it brings in a whole new crew of main characters.

We’re talking about:

  • Yahiro Mizuchi: Poor guy’s been treated like a monster since forever, decides to ditch his hometown in Akita and chase down rumors of the Headless Rider in Tokyo.
  • Kuon Kotonami: He’s all about that high school life and wouldn’t mind making some cash by spilling the beans about the Headless Rider.
  • Himeka Tatsugami: Her sis vanished while digging into the Headless Rider mystery.

These three, each with their own baggage, end up at Raira Academy and cross paths.

Meanwhile, there’s some weird stuff happening in Ikebukuro – anyone tied to the Headless Rider is vanishing into thin air.

This pulls in a pair of twin sisters with a missing bro, this dude who’s still big in the delinquent scene, and this bartender who’s got a rep as the toughest guy around Ikebukuro.

Durarara!! Relay Manga Volume 1

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Durarara!! Relay Volume 1 kicks off the Durarara!! Relay series.

It’s all happening in Ikebukuro, where things have been chugging along as usual for Mikado, Masaomi, and Anri.

But then, Mikado’s old buddy Miyoshi Yoshimune rolls back into Raira Academy, and suddenly, life hits the gas pedal again.

It all starts in January, with Simon handing out flyers for Russia Sushi and Shizuo doing his thing with vending machines.

But, you know, Mikado can’t shake off Izaya Orihara’s words – even Tokyo, with all its craziness, can start feeling dull.

But with Yoshimune back, Ikebukuro’s getting back its mojo.

Orihara Izaya to, Yūyake o Light Novel Volume 1

Orihara Izaya to, Yuuyake o Light Novel volume 1 (Japanese Version)
Orihara Izaya to, Yuuyake o Light Novel volume 1
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Orihara Izaya to, Yūyake o Light Novel Volume 1 kicks off a spin-off series from the super popular Durarara!! series.

And guess what? It’s all about our favorite troublemaker, Orihara Izaya, taking the spotlight.

In this volume, we see Izaya in a whole new setting, far from the chaos of Narita’s Tokyo with its gangs, supernatural craziness, and the big cast of characters we know from Ikebukuro.

Nope, this time it’s a mining town caught in a showdown between two factions.

Ryohgo Narita cooked up this series, Suzuhito Yasuda drew the illustrations, and ASCII Media Works published it.

It ran from July 10, 2015, to October 8, 2016.

Durarara!! × Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Light Novel Volume 1

Durarara!! × Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Light Novel Volume 1 is a crossover gem cooked up by Chiaki Kisaki, the mastermind behind Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens.

It’s set right in the middle of the Durarara!!x4 madness.

Picture this: Ikebukuro, Tokyo, where the top-notch assassins from Hakata roll into town.

Our main players? Zenji Banba and his buddy Xianming Lin, who swing by Tokyo for a baseball game but end up in a tight spot without a penny to their names.

To hustle up some cash quick, they take on a job to track down a bounty hunter.

As they cruise around Ikebukuro on their little escapade, they meet all sorts – from regular high schoolers to rowdy bounty hunters, and even the legends of the city like the sneaky informant from Shinjuku and this superhuman bartender dude.

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