Team YoruSoi

An LGBTQ friendly forum for Bleach fans.
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Durarara!! - Ever Try to Fit a Motorcycle in an Elevator?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
SoldierG65434-2
H-H-Hacker
H-H-Hacker
avatar

Posts : 1149
Join date : 2010-05-06
Location : Citadel Station

PostSubject: Durarara!! - Ever Try to Fit a Motorcycle in an Elevator?    Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:41 am

So I just finished watching through the entity of the twenty five episodes of Durarara!!, and I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about what I watched. But I'm not sure that taking more time to deliberate on it would help me decide.

I'll start with the good. This is the slickest, most well produced and presented anime I've ever seen. The effort that went into this series shows from top to bottom. This series has the best openings and credits I've ever seen. I normally grow a seething hatred of anime openings, but I still like both of the opening and endings the series used. They are just that well done. The also though to put that tedious recap bullshit that animes are know for inside the openings, which makes them much easier to stomach, despite making the openings weight in at a meaty two minutes.

The series also has a really great soundtrack, but then again I'm a sucker for vibraphones. Once they turned on the motors there was no hope for me.

Beyond those superficial qualities, there are just a lot of things that I feel are holding this series back. The characters aren't terribly deep or nuanced, but they are entertaining nonetheless. Shizuo easily cemented himself as one of my favorite anime characters just for being so goddman entertaining. Celty is easily the most sympathetic and emotive character in the entire series, which is pretty ironic if you are at all familiar with her.

The plot is also all over the place. It's once part highschool story, one part super-natural thriller, and one part crime drama. And none of them ever come together in a satisfying way. It all comes to a head in the last two episodes, but before that it's all a nebulous mess.

But the biggest problem the series has is it's second arc. Once it shifted it's focus away from Celty, the series really looses steam and charm as it devolves into stereotypical anime melodramatic naval-gazing bullshit. It also features a major thread focusing on Anri, and she can go fuck right off.

The entire sub is on Crunchyroll and the dub (which is actually quite good) is on Adult Swim on Saturday's if you're an American.

Despite how overly negative this sounds, I recommend that you take a look at it. I don't feel like I wasted my time watching it (like I did with Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt), but if you aren't feeling it by about the fourth episode then you can safely duck out since you'll have pretty much meet everyone and none of them really change. Except Celty.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
We think we know your secret. But it's safe with us.
Co-Administrator
Fanfiction.net - Ficlets - My fic commentaires - Tumblr
Back to top Go down
View user profile
CaptainYoruichi
CaptainYoruichi Level
CaptainYoruichi Level
avatar

Posts : 1264
Join date : 2010-05-06
Age : 35
Location : Nerd Palace

PostSubject: Re: Durarara!! - Ever Try to Fit a Motorcycle in an Elevator?    Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:56 pm

I just started watching it recently. I'm up to episode 16 now? There were a lot of interesting plot twists in the first half of the series. I really like Celty and Shizuo, too.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://teamyorusoi.forumotion.com
SoldierG65434-2
H-H-Hacker
H-H-Hacker
avatar

Posts : 1149
Join date : 2010-05-06
Location : Citadel Station

PostSubject: Re: Durarara!! - Ever Try to Fit a Motorcycle in an Elevator?    Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:20 am

Which version did you watch, the dub or sub? As good as the dub is, I do feel like Shizou and his interactions with Izaya loose a bit of their shine in the dub.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
We think we know your secret. But it's safe with us.
Co-Administrator
Fanfiction.net - Ficlets - My fic commentaires - Tumblr
Back to top Go down
View user profile
CaptainYoruichi
CaptainYoruichi Level
CaptainYoruichi Level
avatar

Posts : 1264
Join date : 2010-05-06
Age : 35
Location : Nerd Palace

PostSubject: Re: Durarara!! - Ever Try to Fit a Motorcycle in an Elevator?    Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:19 pm

I watched the sub. But I just looked up the English voices and holy fuckkkkkkkkk OMG like all of my favorite English VAs in one place I'm going to have to watch it in English. Fangirl Crispin Freeman and Kari Wahlgren and Kirk Thornton and Bridget Hoffman and Michelle Ruff.

Fangirling over, I just finished watching it. I actually thought Anri was pretty cool and I liked her part in the story.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://teamyorusoi.forumotion.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Durarara!! - Ever Try to Fit a Motorcycle in an Elevator?    

Back to top Go down
 
Durarara!! - Ever Try to Fit a Motorcycle in an Elevator?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Sam Jones Pictures (aka Gerry on a motorcycle, etc)
» Gerry in L.A. - reading at Starbucks and riding motorcycle - Tuesday Jan 25, 2011
» Mai Otome Zwei x Durarara
» GQ Interview- Gerard Butler on North Korea, motorcycle jackets and training with Navy SEALS
» Gerard Butler: Motorcycle Man

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Team YoruSoi :: General :: Other Manga/Anime-
Jump to: