Manga Review: Durarara!! Vol. 3

Manga Review: Durarara!! Vol. 3Durarara!! Volume 3 by Ryohgo Narita
Series: Durarara!! #3
on July 24th 2012
Genres: Manga
Pages: 176
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Twisted passion accelerates disaster!!

After twenty years of searching, Celty, the headless Black Rider, has at last found her missing head-bobbing through the streets of Ikebukuro on someone else's neck! Though Celty pursues, the girl escapes on the arm of Mikado Ryuugamine, taking refuge in his apartment. But with both the legendary Rider and Yagiri Pharmaceuticals bearing down on Ryuugamine in their pursuit of the scarred girl, how can he hope to save his own neck?!

I'm really enjoying this series. The characters are interesting, as are their stories and the reasons that move them forward. Without revealing too much, I have to say the end of this volume shocked me. I definitely did not see that coming and will be reading the last volume soon to see what happens next.

Possibly the only problem I have is that all the other characters seem more… interesting than Mikado, who is supposed to be our main character. The twist helps a little with this but I'll have to see what the last volume brings. A lot of the other characters like Celty – the headless biker, and Izaya – a villainous character are so fascinating they are overshadowing Mikado's own story.

I love the illustrations and will be seeking out to see if there are more manga by those who worked on this manga series.

Final Verdict: I'm reserving judgment on this series until I read the next volume. So far, I feel really engaged if not a little confused by the ending of this volume.

Kristen

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