Author: Ryohgo Narita

Manga Review: Durarara Volu..

Manga Review: Durarara Volume 4

The fourth and last volume of Durarara was a bit of a wrap up. It felt a little rushed and honestly I felt like it could have been a longer series. I really would love to see if Celty is ever reunited with her head and what happens with the rest of the characters. I know that there is already a spinoff series that I will have to look into, but it doesn't seem to involve Celty, who is by far the most fascinating character of the series. This volume was a bit of a cop-out, with limited action, some […]

Posted November 10, 2013
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Manga Review: Durarara!! Vol. 3

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 […]

Posted November 3, 2013
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Manga Review: Durarara!! Volume 2

I love manga series like Durarara, which reminds me a bit of Death Note in subtle ways. First are the over the top characters that I couldn't help but enjoy learning more about. Especially interesting is the plot of the headless rider that seems to be pulling all of these characters together. The reveal in this volume really made me want more. Which is painful, because I have been forcing myself to review each book before starting the next (something I don't always do). Just to keep things straight since it seems like a manga that will reveal a bit of the puzzle each […]

Posted October 20, 2013
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Manga Review: Durarara!! Volume 1

Starting a new manga series always excited me, but then I realize how confusing first volumes often are. I had a hint of it before starting Durarara!! Vol. 1, because of the various characters in one city. The main character Mikado is a young boy who just moved to Ikebukuro and is reunited with his elementary school friend, but his friend seems to be wrapped up in some interesting characters.  There's a legend of a headless motorcycle rider, whom Mikado has a close encounter with. I though this first volume was a great set up to some more complex story […]

Posted October 13, 2013
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