Being in the Durarara community is really surreal, because it’s almost like we’re split down the middle. On one side are people who watched the anime, liked it, stick around for a few months, then leave. To them, Durarara was nothing more than a popcorn franchise. Whilst they were watching it, they enjoyed it, but never looked into the deeper meaning.

The other half have people who watched the anime, read the manga, scour the internet for every piece of info they can. They listen to character songs, and could spend hours talking about the complexity of the characters, the relationships, everything. They see the deeper meaning, they get it.

When you start a conversation with somebody about Drrr, you never know which side they’re a part of. You never know if they think Izaya is a good or bad person. You never know if they think about the symbolism. You never know if they even know about how the novels suffer from the anime. It’s a unique, thrilling, and completely new conversation every time.

The Signs as Things Izaya Orihara has Done
  • Aquarius: Sets a table on fire.
  • Pisces: Walks beside Celty on her motorcycle + makes 'vroom vroom' sound effects.
  • Aries: Pretends to be different people in a chatroom and talks to himself.
  • Taurus: Stomps on someone's cellphone and laughs for 30 seconds straight.
  • Gemini: Claims he loves everyone, but causes drama/ruins people's lives for his own enjoyment.
  • Cancer: Gets a CT Scan + is relieved that his fucked up personality is a result of just him being him, and not brain damage.
  • Leo: Excitedly tells his friend about how he got stabbed.
  • Virgo: Manipulates an eight-year old to try + kill Shizuo for funsies.
  • Libra: Frames Shizuo for murder because he's bored.
  • Scorpio: Openly manipulative + revels in people's misery, but is upset when no one invites him to a hot pot party.
  • Sagittarius: Gets a gang of criminals together and asks them if they want hot pot.
  • Capricorn: Excitedly waits for someone to try + murder him.