List of Durarara!! characters

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The following a list of characters that appear in the light novel series of Durarara!!.

Main characters[edit]

Mikado Ryūgamine (竜ヶ峰 帝人 Ryūgamine Mikado?)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Japanese), Darrel Guilbeau (English)
Online Alias: "Tarō Tanaka" (田中太郎 Tanaka Tarō?)
A first year high school boy who moves to Ikebukuro thanks to encouragement from his best friend, Masaomi Kida. He moved in hopes of having a more exciting life than the one he lived in Saitama. Mikado tries hard to change his image, but has not had any real luck, although he does get up enough courage to become the Class Representative along with Anri Sonohara. Mikado has had moments where he speaks his mind, and Masaomi claims to admire this about him. He is the only remaining creator of the infamous Dollars gang. He seems to be infatuated with Anri, but has never found a chance to tell her. Whenever he is close to confessing, she leaves. Mikado often gets advice from Izaya Orihara, particularly in relation to the Dollars and his need to seek out a life that isn't ordinary. He is the leader of Dollars, and, in the continuing novels, also becomes the temporary leader for the Blue Squares, contracting with Aoba in the sixth novel. In that novel, Mikado reveals his "true self" or "true character," a darker side of who he is. When Kida returns in the eighth novel, Mikado warns him to keep away from his affairs.
Masaomi Kida (紀田 正臣 Kida Masaomi?)
Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), Bryce Papenbrook (English)
Online Alias: "Bakyura" (バキュラ?)
A resident of Ikebukuro and Mikado Ryūgamine's best friend from childhood. He was the one who encouraged Mikado to come to Ikebukuro. He is enthusiastic about picking-up girls, but he seems to fail at it. He was depressed and lonely before Mikado arrived because his girlfriend was kidnapped and injured during a gang war between the Blue Squares and Yellow Scarves, which he led at the time during his middle school years. After Anri is injured during the Slasher incidents and the rising presence of the Dollars, he is forced to become the leader of the Yellow Scarves once more. Because he had once been the 'shogun (leader)' of the Yellow Scarves, he possesses a talent in fighting- it has also been implied that he had taken down countless gangs single handedly during his 'shogun' years. He despises Orihara Izaya for manipulating him when he first formed the Yellow Scarves, but returns to him again for information about the leader of the Dollars and discovers it is Mikado. He leaves Ikebukuro with his ex-girlfriend, Saki Mikajima, during the conflict between the 3 main forces in Ikebukuro. Masaomi has commented on not letting Mikado "go to the dark side", claiming that he has already gone through it. He returns in Volume 7, but fails to face Mikado when he witnesses Mikado confessing to Chikage that he is actually the founder of Dollars - but Chikage doesn't believe this, of course.
Anri Sonohara (園原 杏里 Sonohara Anri?)
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese), Michelle Ruff (English)
Online Alias: "Saika" (罪歌?)/"Singsong"
A spectacled girl who attends the same school as Mikado and Masaomi. She is the class representative along with Mikado. She is rather quiet and timid and seems very close to Kida and Mikado, but she tends to keep to herself. Though she knows Kida and Mikado's feelings for her, she considers herself unable to feel "love" towards either of them. She is somewhat popular, even though she feels uneasy about it. She feels as if she needs to rely on somebody to move on, and thus considers herself a parasite. Instead of Haruna Niekawa, Anri is revealed to be the real owner of the blade "Saika". She has shown great control over it as she is not possessed by it. This is due to a traumatic experience during her childhood, when her foster mother killed her abusive father and then herself with Saika. Her inability to love negates Saika's "love" for humans and thus makes Anri able to control the blade. She seems to be a skilled swordswoman, being able to handle Saika with great skill. After defeating Haruna, she gains control over the "Saika-children" that Hora created. After a talk with Celty, she decides to use this ability for the best of the city. Anri also becomes aware of Kida's identity of the leader of the Yellow Scarves, but does not understand why he has taken the position.
Celty Sturluson (セルティ・ストゥルルソン Seruti Suturuson?)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese), Kari Wahlgren (English)
Online Alias: "Setton" (セットン?)
The heroine of the series and member of the Dollars. Also known as "The Black Biker" or "The Headless Rider", she is a Dullahan from Ireland who came to Japan looking for her stolen head. Her motorcycle is actually a disguised headless horse called a Cóiste-Bodhar. She has no heart and perceives via unknown sensors that are not located on the head. The physical strength she possesses is above human, though not quite on par with Shizuo Heiwajima. She is also capable of manipulating a shadow-like, durable substance to form objects ranging from gloves to chariots at her will. Celty lives with Shinra Kishitani, and the two are romantically involved. She works as an underground courier. She wears a helmet when she goes out and communicates via a PDA. She enjoys online chatting, television and DVDs. She is one of the minority who knows the creator of the Dollars and that Anri is in control of Saika. Over the course of the series, her relationship with Shinra intensifies; eventually, she says that she is in love with Shinra. She has a habit of punching Shinra in the stomach whenever he talks about his love for her. She tends to get mad when Shinra says she does not need her head. Despite being a supernatural creature, she is afraid of extraterrestrials and has developed a fear of traffic officers as they started pursuing her frequently. Her biggest fear, however, is that if her head is destroyed, the same may happen to her. Unbeknownst to Celty, Izaya Orihara has possession of her head. Her name is a reference to Snorri Sturluson, who wrote the Prose Edda, where Valkyries appear.
Shizuo Heiwajima (平和島 静雄 Heiwajima Shizuo?)
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese), Crispin Freeman (English)
A blond young man who is always seen wearing sunglasses and a bartender's suit. Although quiet and nondescript while not angered, he has a very short fuse and fights with incredible strength, though he claims he hates violence. Despite his simple and unrefined fighting skills, namely his use of road signs, trash cans, and vending machines as weapons, he is considered the strongest fighter in the series. In the novels his power is described as the naturally unlimited form of human strength and likened to "adrenaline power" that can give people superhuman strength in times of emergency. In addition, Shizuo is capable of often superhuman parkour moves, a skill he obtained naturally from years of hunting down Izaya Orihara. He is also a member of Dollars, although he left the group in Volume 6 after some members of the Dollars resorted to kidnapping to settle a dispute with a rival gang. Shizuo works as a bodyguard for a debt collector in Ikebukuro and carries intense animosity towards Izaya. He has a younger brother, Kasuka, who is a top idol under the showbiz name of Yuuhei Hanejima. He is also a long-time acquaintance of Celty. Although he and Izaya Orihara are on bad terms, Shizuo is actually well-acquainted with Izaya's younger sisters, Mairu and Kururi. His first and last name translates literally, and ironically, into "serene man" and "peaceful island" respectively.
Izaya Orihara (折原 臨也 Orihara Izaya?)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)
Online Alias: "Kanra" (甘楽?) and "Nakura" and "Chrome"
Izaya is a young informant who serves as the series antagonist, selling information for his own satisfaction and is behind the most relevant events in the series. Despite his claim to love the entire human race, save Shizuo Heiwajima, he expresses it by placing in often miserable conditions and observing their reactions. He is a master of parkour, and is also quite skilled with his flick-blade, as he is implied to be the only one capable of leaving numerous cuts in Shizuo's bartender suit after a fight in the novels. In the anime, he shaves a gang member's head bald without the man noticing it. In the past, Izaya attended Raira Academy with Shinra, Kadota, and Shizuo (Whose life he made miserable since their mutual hateful rivalry began). At the beginning of the series, Izaya suspects that Mikado is the creator of Dollars, which is proven correct later, and knows the identities of the leaders of the three main forces in Ikebukuro. As a member of Dollars, acting under an online female alias, Izaya is responsible for recruiting members after Mikado stopped sending out invitations. His motives are not entirely clear, though one of his main goals is to create a gang war in Ikebukuro that will "wake up" Celty's sleeping head.
After a leave of absence after the Yellow Scraves arc, Izaya hacks into Kida's account to manipulate Mikado while using Akane Awakusu in a scheme to having her group kill off Shizuo. But it ended up with him being hospitalized by Yodogiri Jinnai for his interference. Upon making a recovery, Izaya assembles a small army composed of Namie Yagiri, Ran Izumii, Mikage Sharaku, Haruna Niekawa, Adabashi Kisuke, Slon, Kine, and the Dragon Zombie gang. Eventually, Izaya decides to settle things with Shizuo by severely wounding Vorona. But this results with Izaya getting his arms broken by Shizuo after a long fight, daring Shizuo to kill him with multiple witnesses to as a final attempt to demonize him. However, Izaya gets shot by Vorona instead. Though taken the hospital, Izaya disappeared a few days later with his fate a mystery.
Shinra Kishitani (岸谷 新羅 Kishitani Shinra?)
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Japanese), Yuri Lowenthal (English)[1]
Online Alias: "Indoor Scholar"
A young underground doctor who lives with Celty and is also in love with her. He stays indoors mostly, and wears a white lab coat even when not working as a doctor. Shinra's father is also a doctor and Shinra has participated in surgeries with his father since childhood, most notably a vivisection on Celty. Shinra attended to the same primary school as Shizuo, and has since then been interested in his unlimited strength in times of anger. In fact, he rather enjoys it when Shizuo makes use of his strength and is amused by the fights between Shizuo and Izaya. He first met Izaya in middle school and has been friends with him ever since. Shinra is well-informed with news of Ikebukuro's underground, such as the location of Celty's head and the sword 'Saika' which allowed Celty's head to be severed from her body. Despite knowing this, he keeps a secret from Celty out of fear that he will lose her if she finds her head, as the head may have a different will than Celty herself. Shinra seems to have the "capacity" to tell what Celty is feeling, much to her surprise since she doesn't have a head to show her emotions. He has a great interest in unexplainable phenomena. His online screen name is revealed to Anri in one of the chat sequences.
Aoba Kuronuma (黒沼 青葉 Kuronuma Aoba?)
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono
Online Alias: Suspected to be "Pure Water 100%" (純水100% Junsui Hyaku Pāsento?)
Introduced in volume 4 of the Durarara!! novels, Aoba is 1st year student in Raira Academy. He has a bright personality and is always seen smiling - calling Mikado 'Mikado-Senpai', but has also a darker side to him. He's described as being akin to "a younger version of Orihara Izaya". He is revealed to be the Blue Squares current leader - but gives the position to Mikado for yet unknown reasons. Aoba seems to fear Mikado a little, since the incident in Volume 6, where Aoba is stabbed in the hand by a ballpoint pen he gave Mikado when they performed the agreement; Aoba also reveals that he and Izaya have underestimated Mikado and that neither of them fully understand his true character[2] It is revealed in the more recent chapters that in his elementary school years, his older brother Ran Izumi abused him to amuse himself. In return, Aoba set a fire in Ran's apartment for "revenge" and let Ran take the blame when the adults thought the fire started from cigarettes. When their parents divorced, Aoba went to live with his mother and took on her surname, Kuronuma. A few years later, he formed Blue Square and ceded its leadership to Ran. When Aoba first mentions Ran in the novels again, he calls him 'Aniki'. His name "Kuronuma Aoba" translates to "black swamp" and "blue leaf" respectively. "Izumi" – his former last name before his parents divorced – translates into "fountain".
  • Yodogiri Jinnai
Exclusive to the novels, Yodogiri Jinnai is the true main antagonist of the series due to his actions on Izaya and being a more skilled banker than he is. He wants Celty's head and her body also convincing Shinra's father to steal her head.

Supporting characters[edit]

Simon Brezhnev (サイモン・ブレジネフ Saimon Burejinefu?)
Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)[1]
A tall Black Russian who came to the city to help out his Russian friend who runs a sushi shop. His real name is Semyon (Russian: Семён) but everyone just calls him by the name "Simon" since it's easier to pronounce in Japanese. Even though he is a friendly person, it has been shown that he is a force to be reckoned with as he is able to stop a fight with a man his size with just a single arm and also able to fight on par with Shizuo, who is one of the most feared men in Ikebukuro. He is another member of Dollars.
Kyohei Kadota (門田 京平 Kadota Kyōhei?)
Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura (Japanese), Steven Blum (English)
Online Alias: 'MONTA'
Originally part of the Blue Squares, he is now a member of Dollars. He is nicknamed Dotachin – probably from どた noisy, and ちん a derogatory alteration of ちゃん (it roughly translates as Stomper, and is a pun on his surname) – much to his annoyance, by several characters in the series (mostly Izaya and Erika). He quits the Blue Squares after finding out their leader kidnapped Saki Mikajima and subsequently rescues her along with his gang. His name is a reference to Dengeki Bunko light novelist Kadono Kōhei.
Walker Yumasaki (遊馬崎 ウォーカー Yumasaki Wōkā?)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji (Japanese), Brian Beacock (English)
Online Alias: 'Walker'
Like his female friend and companion, Erika, Walker is a very passionate otaku and manga reader. He and Erika are nearly always together, and it is implied, on occasion, that the two are romantically linked. He also likes to perform torture by letting the victim to choose a light novel or manga, and carrying out the contents. It is implied that he is a Japanese American. He seems to be carefree. He also keeps a wide dumb smile most of the time. But this smile can hide more than people can see at first glance. He was also a member of Blue Squares but quits with Kadota. He helps save Saki Mikajima after she is kidnapped by the Blue Squares by setting the kidnappers' van on fire and escaping with her in Saburo's van. Like Erika he is very mysterious person. His name is a reference to Dengeki Bunko light novelist Masaki Okayu. He is a member of the anonymous online gang Dollars and Kadota's gang.
Erika Karisawa (狩沢 絵理華 Karisawa Erika?)
Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki (Japanese), Mela Lee (English)
Online Alias: 'Maomin'
Erika is a very passionate otaku and manga reader. She and Walker are usually together, and it is implied, on occasion, that the two are romantically linked. She is equally enthusiastic about manga or novel inspired torture. It is noted she is a fujoshi or a Boys Love fan. Like Izaya, she calls Kadota "Dotachin". She is a member of the anonymous online gang Dollars and Kadota's gang. She was also a member of Blue Squares. Her name is a reference to the Dengeki Bunko light novelists Mamizu Arisawa and Erika Nakamura.
Saburo Togusa (渡草 三郎 Togusa Saburō?)
Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (Japanese), Spike Spencer (English)
A member of Dollars. He is the driver for Kadota's group. He can become very mad when his van is damaged, but when Shizuo grabbed his van's door, he could not do anything. The famous singer Ruri Hijiribe is his goddess. He was also a member of the Blue Squares, but quit with the others. His name is a reference to Dengeki Bunko novelist Soichiro Watase.
Seiji Yagiri (矢霧 誠二 Yagiri Seiji?)
Voiced by: Kazuma Horie (Japanese), David Earnest (English)[1]
A classmate of Mikado's. He quits school claiming he has something more important to do with his life − to find his "love" and run away with her − and seems to rely on his sister's money for that. It is revealed that he is in love with Celty's head. After learning the truth of Mika's surgery, he decides to accept her love.
Namie Yagiri (矢霧 波江 Yagiri Namie?)
Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi (Japanese), Bridget Hoffman (English)[1]
The Chief of Yagiri Pharmaceuticals and sister of Seiji Yagiri. She harbors feelings for her brother. She is behind the recent human hunting in Ikebukuro which involves kidnapping people whose disappearance would not be noticed for unknown experiments. She seems to rely on Shinra for some tasks, including keeping their secret. She doesn't like the fact that Seiji is in love with Celty's head. She wants to get rid of what she calls "that thing". After Yagiri Pharmaceuticals ends up merging with another company, she makes a deal with Izaya and becomes his secretary.
Mika Harima (張間 美香 Harima Mika?)
Voiced by: Mariya Ise (Japanese), Carrie Savage (English)
Seiji's stalker. She is a friend of Anri whom she has been looking for as she has disappeared from her home. They were very close to each other but they also used each other to look better. While stalking Seiji, she broke into his apartment and discovered Celty's head. Seiji attacked her and called his sister Namie after believing that he had killed Mika. Namie made Mika undergo surgery to her badly-beaten face and added a "scar" to make it appear as though Celty's head had been surgically attached. This causes Mika to be occasionally chased by Celty. After confessing the truth to Seiji, he accepts her and is with him since then.
Shingen Kishitani (岸谷 森厳 Kishitani Shingen?)
Voiced by: Akio Ōtsuka (Japanese), Doug Stone (English)
Shingen is the father of Shinra. He constantly wears a gas mask, claiming that the air in Tokyo is filthy. His personality ranges from childish for comic relief to intimidating, especially when in front of Izaya and Namie. He offered Celty a place to stay in exchange for being able to dissect her, to which she agreed. Izaya claims that Shinra acquired his twisted personality from Shingen. It is revealed that he was the one who stole Celty's head, using the demon blade "Saika" to sever the soul that connected her head and body. He later sold the sword to an acquaintance who was an antiques dealer, Anri's deceased father, while giving Celty's head to Namie's uncle. He claims that his higher-ups are now more interested in Celty herself than her head.
Mairu Orihara (折原 舞流 Orihara Mairu?)
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (Japanese), Candalee Whitmore (English)
Online Alias: 'Mai'
The younger sister of Izaya and twin sister of Kururi, who she is allegedly in an incestuous relationship with. Mairu wears a yellow hooded sweater with dog ears and a short green miniskirt. Both she and Kururi have brown eyes and brown hair, but Mairu wears her hair in a long braid. She also wears glasses and has a sunny personality. Both girls are underestimated by everyone and are capable fighters when needed be, just like their older brother Izaya, but more friendly.
Kururi Orihara (折原 九瑠璃 Orihara Kururi?)
Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto (Japanese), Candalee Whitmore (English)
Online Alias: 'Kyo'
The younger sister of Izaya and twin sister of Mairu, who she is allegedly in an incestuous relationship with. Kururi wears a green hooded sweater with cat ears and a short yellow miniskirt. Kururi has a distant personality that sets her apart from her twin sister, but both can handle themselves well. Despite having their older brother to be targeted for death by Shizuo, the sisters are best friends with Shizuo and are infatuated with Kasuka/Yūhei.

Other characters[edit]

Kinnosuke Kuzuhara (葛原 金之助 Kuzuhara Kinnosuke?)
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), Chris Smith (English)
Kinnosuke is, according to Shinra, a motorcycle police officer known for dealing with the most troublesome characters. He has been sent to Ikebukuro to deal with Celty and he thinks of her merely as a monster. He is very proud of the Police and of himself for warning Celty not to mess with them. He is known to be very persistent, as he and his men were able to follow Celty for a whole evening, something which eventually tired and scared her.
Saki Mikajima (三ヶ島 沙樹 Mikajima Saki?)
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen (Japanese), Cassandra Morris (English)
Online Alias: 'Saki'
Saki is a girl who has a god-like idolization of Izaya Orihara. She approaches Masaomi under Izaya's instructions and becomes Masaomi's girlfriend. Later Saki lets herself be abducted and injured by Blue Square under Izaya's instructions. Blue Square members Kadota, Yumasaki and Karisawa betray their gang and save Saki, who is immediately hospitalized after having both of her legs broken. After the dispute between the Yellow Scarves and Dollars, she disappears together with Masaomi.
Kasuka Heiwajima (平和島 幽 Heiwajima Kasuka?)
Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (Japanese), Blake Lewis (English)
Shizuo Heiwajima's younger brother. He is a famous actor under the alias "Yūhei Hanejima". In Vol.3, Shinra explains to Celty the link between Kasuka's true name and showbiz name: the "Hane" in "Yūhei Hanejima" can alternatively be pronounced as "Wa" and "Yū" as "Kasuka"; as such, "Wa-jima-kasuka-hei" is an anagram of "Kasuka Heiwajima". He was scouted to debut after saving the life of a talent scout from Shizuo, who apparently did not appreciate being talked to by that talent scout. He is usually emotionless to the point where he would not hesitate to chop off his own hand on the set of a prank show. He plays a more prominent role in Vol.4, when he meets the killer called "Hollywood", who later turns out to be Ruri, another top idol. They officially become a couple. He later tells Ruri that he felt nervous when with her in his room and that he did not want her to cry.
Tom Tanaka (田中トム Tanaka Tomu?)
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Keith Silverstein (English)
Tom Tanaka is one of Shizuo Heiwajima's close friends from their days at junior high. Tom runs a debt collection agency in Ikebukuro and utilizes Shizuo's notoriety for violence to intimidate people who skip out on paying their debts to Tom. However, Shizuo's rage usually ruins Tom's business as well as his reputation.
Ruri Hijiribe (聖辺ルリ Hijiribe Ruri?)
Voiced by: Saki Fujita
Ruri Hijiribe is an idol singer. One of her biggest fans is Saburo Togusa. Her concert in Ikebukuro was sold out, but thanks to Italian ticket vendor Kazutano, Saburo got to see her perform on stage while at front row center. Because of Ruri, Saburo became close to Kazutano more than Kadota and his friends. She officially becomes a couple with Kasuka after he found out that she was the serial killer "Hollywood" and consequently saved her. It is hinted that they may have the start of mutual feelings for each other. She is said to have part Dullahan blood in her, which gives her supernatural strength and abilities while also giving her unnaturally fast healing abilities.
Takashi Nasujima (那須島 隆志 Nasujima Takashi?)
Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Japanese), Kirk Thornton (English)
Takashi Nasujima was a teacher at Raira Academy who has a reputation for being lust-driven to young school girls. His latest target was Anri, but was being thwarted at every turn by Masaomi, who informs Anri about Nasujima's last rape victim, Haruna Niekawa, and the settlement case that left him almost broke. Nasujima's bad luck went to worse after owing money to the Awakusa group, a run-in with Celty and being confronted by Haruna as the Slasher. Suddenly, Nasujima was horrified to learn of Anri's true identity as the Slasher and blatant told him that she despised him. This made Nasujima run in fear for his life. Still broke, he tried to mug someone with the butcher knife Haruna used as the fake Slasher, but Nasujima was beaten within an inch of his life by his unfortunate choice of mugging target: Shizuo Heiwajima.
Hōrada (法螺田 Horada?)
Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (English)
Horada was second-in-command of the Blue Squares until his boss was arrested. Horada took advantage of the Yellow Scarves' conditional admittance of allowing Blue Squares to become Yellow Scarves simply by switching colors, and it seemed like the truce was over. However, Horada used the Yellow Scarves to commit violent crimes against unsuspecting citizens in Ikebukuro and suspected Dollars members. After the Dollars and the Yellow Scarves stood up against Horada, he and his men tried to escape. With Shizuo's rage destroying Horada's escape vehicle and Kuzuhara's motorcycle patrol surrounding the wrecked car, Horada and his men were arrested and placed behind bars. With Horada's arrest, the Blue Squares were in complete disarray and folded due to in-gang fighting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Staff & Cast | TVアニメーション「デュラララ!!」" (in Japanese). durarara.com. Retrieved March 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ Durarara!! Volume 6, "Orihara Izaya, have you realized this? I and you, we've probably both underestimated Mikado-sempai. Even with what you and I already know about him... it could turn out that sempai... Had far from shown us his true character."