Story: Ryohgo Narita/Character Design: Suzuhito Yasuda/Art: Akiyo Satorigi
My rating: 4.5 of 5
Welcome to Ikebukuro, home of crazy otakus, sketchy doctors, sketchier business dealings, information brokers, urban legends . . . and now home to Mikado Ryuugamine. Mikado–just moved in from the suburbs that the urging of his friend Kida–is rapidly immersed in the excitement of the city. And underlying that excitement is the ubiquitous whisper of the rumored color gang “Dollars.”
This manga adaptation of Ryoho Narita’s light novel, Durarara!!, is incredible! The story is dynamic and multi-faceted, the characters are credible and interesting, and the art captures the dynamism of the story with style. I would definitely recommend this manga.
Note: There are currently four volumes of the manga available in English, which covers the story through the end of Narita’s first light novel. (By the way, Narita has favorable words to say of the manga.) It sounds like there won’t be any more manga volumes for now, but I’m holding out hope that they will continue the manga sometime in the future.