Today when I started watching Durarara!! on my computer, my mom was sitting next to me, working on her novel. She glanced over, and was instantly drawn into the relationship between Shinra and Celty. Not that I blame her, as Celty is both fascinating as a character and the relationship is also such. More and more as the series goes on, Celty proves that just because she’s supernatural doesn’t make her less then a women, especially in the moodiness category.
I think it says something about the show to draw someone in like that, especially as it wasn’t the first episode, but rather the eighth.
Maybe I’m just unlucky, but in all the corners of Durarara!! Fandom I’ve run into, there seems to be one main focus. The pairing of Shizuo x Izaya. At first I shrugged it off as weird ships pop up in fandom, but as it gets more popular, and the fans are getting more vocal as well as…obsessed, it just irritates me more and more. Enough that I want to rant about it, even though at the same time I do realize it’s not hurting me, and to each their own. So I comprised a list of the reasons that it annoys me from the smallest reason to the biggest reason.
One of the many fandom secrets sure to crop up about this pairing...
Which is very true.
And that’s the only thing that matter about episode 2.
Now this show has everything. Great art. Great characters. Great story. Great actions. On top of that, we also get a catchy opening theme, and an even better ending theme. I’m officially hooked and excited. This show has so much potential, and if it uses that potential, we’re looking at one amazing series.
If you haven’t seen the first episode, why are still here reading this post? Go and watch it already, dangit!