Durarara!!×2 “Ketsu” – #26
KONICHIWA! This is Emi, the writer. Durarara!!×2 “Ketsu” episode 2 features “stories of women” hence the spotlight was mainly on the female characters. Among those, the lead heroins are, Anri, Erika, Celty, and Kasane. Let me talk about the highlights of the show!
Summary of Episode 26
Izaya broke free of Kasane. He runs into Anri at a hospital, and throws her in the roast. During the pow-wow with Anri, Izaya announces that he is ready to intervene Mikado and Masaomi… Anri stands there shaking with frustration. Saika’s voice echoes in her head. What can she do to save Mikado and Masaomi? Is she still a legit human even if she lets Saika control her? Meanwhile, on the other side of the town, other women are taking actions.
If you make my beloved friend cry, I’ll solder your eyeballs with an iron
Anri seeks out Erika at the hospital, but they have a few unexpected encounters before they can talk. Meanwhile, other women in the town, each carrying the weight of her own agenda and secrets, begin to take action.
Highlight 1 Erika’s sweet personality
As this episode features “Story of Women” many female characters appear in the story. I’d like everyone to pay special attention to Erika Karisawa.
Erika is a member of the Dollars, to be more precise, Kadota team. She is an otaku who loves manga and anime. Among other unique characters she doesn’t normally stand out much, however, this time, she shows us her cool side.
It is the scene at the hospital, into which Kadota is admitted. Izaya runs into Anri and the conversation between the two turns into a quarrel, which quickly develops to an explosive situation. Then, Erika intervenes and tells off “If you make my dear friend cry, I will solder your eyes with iron.” She brushes off Izaya, and turns to shake Anri, gives her a warm hug and calms her down.
The scene depicts Erika’s motherly strength and big heart. I’m so glad she was there to save Anri. The Kadota team members are really good to their own people. I think that is the reason why the Kadota team is regarded as a special team! By the way, between you and me, I thought it would be better to solder Izaya’s mouth rather than eyes… it would have been better to stop Izaya’s lies!
Highlight 2 Celty’s head revealed!
Celty’s head, which has been stored by Izaya, is brought to an embarrassing public attention by a girl who simply wants to harass Izaya. Her name is Mamiya; she holds some kind of grudge against Izaya. She left the head of Celty out in the open in the town of Ikebukuro. Celty, who learns about the occurrence through the TV news program, collapsed in shock. I would never think her head is discovered like this. I never saw this coming. Is there any chance that she gets her head back…?
So what do you think?
Anri and Celty are key characters but to be honest I felt like they have not been active in the core activity of the story… rather, they are more like bystanders so far. However, in this episode, they rose to the center of the plot. At the same time, the story line starts churning to the climax. I’m looking forward to the next episode!
©2014 Ryohgo Narita/PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION ASCII MEDIA WORKS/Ikebukuro Dollars