Durarara Episode 2

Here we go again.  I guess my review is semi-late but that’s cuz of midterms .   I finished this post about 2 days ago.  I tried saving it only to have my laptop freeze.  I finally got over it and finished it.  I am cutting into my sleep time so I’ll have to make this short.  Durarara episode 2 was overall better than the previous, but its plot better get moving or my eyes will close.   Review after the jump:

“Spider-Pig~ Spider-Pig~

doin’ whatever a Spider-Pig does~

This episode cleaned up all the faulty holes/ awesome cliffhanger mysteries (whichever you want to call it) that the first ep had.  Then, it dug some more holes.  We meet everyone -except for that girl scientist- that we didn’t meet  from the first ep in this one.  HOWEVER, I felt like the plot was a standstill.   I can’t possibly see how ever single one of these characters are going to meet each other and work a plot out that can make sense.  This isn’t a novel where there can be multiple focuses and 1000+ pages.  This is a show with say… 25 episodes to build the plot(s) and develop the character(s) so that we can enjoy watching them and start missing them once the series ends.  That’s around 624 minutes.  It just wasted the 1st 2 episodes on a side story about a suicidal girl.  If Durarara had 100+ episodes, I wouldn’t be complaining.  It probably doesn’t though.  Which brings us to the summary.

Brief Summary

I going to make this as simple as possible.  It seems that the informant, the dullahan, and the black market doctor are all up on the same alley.  So now we have the “Undergrounds” aka the three I just mentioned.  The “Quadakus” (Please don’t kill me OEG)  aka Erica, Walker, etc.  The “Schoolers”  aka Anri, Kida, and Mikado.   The “Couple” aka the Drop Out and the Scarred One.  The Russiafrican. The other person we haven’t met.  So in this episode,  we see that the Schoolers have gone into their respective classes.  Miss Suicidal, Anri, and Mikado in one.  Kida in another.  The Drop Out comes to class to obnoxious proclaim that he isn’t coming back.  What a rude bastard.  Unlike Scamp, I don’t have a list of screencaps to reference so please bear with me until I steal his list.

After we see that we get to the main part of the show: Miss Suicidal’s reason.  Her reason to end her existence is that his dad is seeing another woman.  Her mom may not have to talked to him about it after she sends a letter with the photos she mysteriously received.   Her mom acts like she never got it.  Miss Suicidal makes friend with Nakura-san.  Not even caring if he may be a pedo or even a lesbian she, she decides to meet him.  Then she gets kidnapped.  Celty, our nekomimi-necromancer, plays delivery-beast and delivers Miss Suicidal to the real Nakura-san.

Turns out Nakura is a human manipulator and manipulated her into acting in such a way.  He even saw through her and knew she wanted to live.  It’s implied that he isn’t human from his remarks.  After the girl finds out, she wants to actually commit suicide just so that she can go against his will.  Celty saves the day.  Miss Suicidal forgives and forgets the end… or so we think…


So, Celty talks using a PDA/iPhone by typing up what she wants to say on it.

Also, Anri has a teacher molester on her.

Meet Anri, the innocent high school tbr (to be raped)


Gao.  Next time for sure…

8 Responses to “Durarara Episode 2”

  1. 1 Super Noodles
    22 January 2010 at 3:24 am

    I have no idea what Quadakus and OEG are. That said, thanks for the writeup. It’s kind of like the Sherlock Holmes movie that just came out recently: the director liked to go back through each action scene and slow down all the timings for another viewpoint.

    It’s seems drawn out now in episode two when they talked about the story from the suicide girl’s perspective, but I think as long as they only do it this once it won’t get too annoying. Guess I can only wait and see.

  2. 2 kaza
    23 January 2010 at 1:55 am

    Yea… what super noodles said…

    OH, and please explain Quadakus and OEG…

  3. 3 kaza
    23 January 2010 at 1:58 am

    BTW… you herd that “spider pig” thing on the radio didn’t you?

  4. 4 Poro
    23 January 2010 at 2:00 am

    otaku elimination game rule number one: never misuse the word otaku
    i’ll provide the link to the sit ASAP
    address: otakueliminationgame.wordpress.com

  5. 5 Poro
    23 January 2010 at 2:24 am

    nah saw the movie with a friend. Another one of my amigos knew the song by heart. Ii dont know where he heard it though

  6. 6 SPIRAL
    23 January 2010 at 8:20 am

    it’s from the simpson’s movie
    “spider pig, spider pig
    does whatever a spider pig does
    can he swing from a web?
    no he can’t, he’s a pig
    looooook out, he’s a spider pig”

  7. 7 Poro
    23 January 2010 at 10:40 am

    @ i see that someone watched the movie as well

  8. 8 kaza
    23 January 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Hahahah… Oh wow. No comment.

    BTW, “OOOH YEA!” I completely forgot about that OEG thing. Have they put us on a ’round yet’?

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