Sunday, July 31, 2011

Durarara!! Ep. 6 - impressions

Could this have been my favorite episode of Durarara!! yet? I really think it might be! This episode had a little bit of everything, and it also came with a nice helping of character development! Couple all that with another excellent round of in-show music and you've got one episode that really speaks highly of the series.

This particular episode started out pretty high-octane, with a lot in-car action barreling down the streets. If you've been following along with the rest of the episodes, you know that seeing a nondescript van on the streets is a reason for concern. That usually means a kidnapping is about to take place, and things only get worse.

Not to spoil too much, but this time around we see another kidnapping victim saved, but it's not our usual youngster. This time we have a very unique, interesting character that's actually an adult. I don't want to ruin anything about this guy, but his loud personality and voice acting really made him stand out. That's hard to do in a show where you have a headless motorcycle rider out to save kidnapped victims!

While all that was great, I think my favorite part of the episode came when we learned more about one of the inner-city gangs, the Dollars. We've been hearing a lot about them, but this particular episode shows how the gang is loosely put together, and how some of its members came to be. Out of all the episodes aired thus far, this one might be the juiciest in terms of details.

Overall, a fantastic episode. If you haven't seen the show and had randomly stumbled upon this episode, I think this would be the one to make you search out what the show as about. I can only hope that this is the jumping point for even more great storytelling, wonderful music and intense action.


  1. This is one of my favorite episodes in the series, but mainly because I love Kadota's group. The other times that they pop up are pretty much epic. I also remember being excited about finding a little bit more about the Dollars and getting a hint that the pharmecutical company had a head in a jar at some point (remember, this episode is a flashback of sorts). I wonder who that could belong to...

    Next week is another one of my favorite episodes.

  2. Yeah this ep. was pretty funny. Like when they were singing how they were from the Dollars, or their morning milk ritual :P

    And I liked the music in this one too.

  3. The music they were singing and the music in the background during that part is an operatic aria called "Nessun Dorma". I can't find that exact version they were using, but it has since been in my iPod frequent playlist.