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What do you think of Durarara!
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Posted 5/8/14
My friends and I do Anime Reviews on YouTube, and our next one is Durarara!, and I've started watching it these past few days. Im currently on episode 6 (i think), and thus far it seems like just a bunch of random occurrences that hardly link together.

Im wondering if this is going to be the pace of the whole show, or if it picks up, and when?


If anyone is interested in our reviews, we have a group on CR



Thanks to anyone who gives their input
Posted 5/8/14 , edited 5/8/14
I watched DRRRRRRRRRRRR like a year or two ago. But the first like... 8? episodes are random cause i believe they're just there to introduce the characters, again i havent watched it for awhile so i could be wrong... im sure the show picks up around 10 or so eps.
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I thought it was a fun show. It gets interesting towards the middle if I remember correctly.
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It gets better, I promise. It might be a good idea to pay attention to everything during those events. They kinda hold meaning. At least that's what I got out of DRRR!!
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Episode 7 is the best out of the whole series.

Although, if you don't like the style of storytelling already, it just might not be for you.

I think DRRR is a fantastic show, the pacing is wonderfully restrained and there are plenty of hints to keep things from seeming totally random. You kind of have to buy into the trick, though.

After episode 7, though, I was totally in love with the show. It's not your typical shounen show by a long shot.
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Durarara is like the lesser brother of Baccano (one of the greatest shows of all time) but it is still a really good and very enjoyable. It is certainly not for everyone though and if you honestly don't like it after 6 episodes, I doubt you will love it by the end. Its not just random stuff though, it does all tie together
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It seems random in the beginning, but that's its charm. Everything starts to click later. I love shows that can weave seemingly independent strands together like Durarara does. The first few episodes are like stories within a story, they give a great background on the characters and it sets the show up nicely for what happens later.

Durarara is one of my favorite anime, it's definitely worth the watch, even if the first half puts you off a bit.
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Posted 5/8/14 , edited 5/8/14
The pacing can be an initial turnoff but once you start getting the bigger picture I think it's pretty neat.


iblessall wrote:

Episode 7 is the best out of the whole series.

Although, if you don't like the style of storytelling already, it just might not be for you.

I think DRRR is a fantastic show, the pacing is wonderfully restrained and there are plenty of hints to keep things from seeming totally random. You kind of have to buy into the trick, though.

After episode 7, though, I was totally in love with the show. It's not your typical shounen show by a long shot.
Have you finished it yet? I recall we were going to try guessing our respective favorite characters once you had.
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yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

it's one of my favorites, it is disjoined at the start, but the initial draw for me was the diverseness of the characters. But there were 2.5 big ole' plot twists that really solidified my love for the show.
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It's worthwhile if you are willing to follow plot lines for multiple characters with intertwined relationships. It's similar to shows like Lost or Oz or PG Wodehouse novels in that respect. The format of the show, much like Baccano, is not for everyone. If you are looking for a straight-forward plot, this is not a show for you.
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22 / M / Colorado
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Posted 5/8/14
I recently just finished Baccano and thought it was masterful (some of the greatest story telling I've ever seen in an anime) and I've watched the first two episodes of Drrr and it has similar story telling.

Since it's from the same people the made Baccano, I'm guessing everything will link to together and get really fucking awesome.

And judging from comments here and on MAL, I think that's the case.
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Are you kidding? that series is one of the best out there, complete it and you'll see.
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Posted 5/8/14 , edited 5/8/14
I honestly didn't like it. The intertwining stories and characters just left me confused and made me wonder exactly how and why each part is even relevant to the main plot. This is one of the rare polarizing animes among my friends. A couple say they hate it, and other say they love it and its genius and its original. im in the former, though i wouldnt say I would go as far as to say i hate it.
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Posted 5/8/14
If your not liking it by episode six im not sure i loved it from the start.
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