The DRR! Or DURARA!! Series by Ryohgo Narita
DRRR!!, also known as DURARA!!, a manga, or Japanese comic, by Ryohgo Narita and his team was a good read. It was, in fact, really great to read. The first volume I picked up of it, I'll be honest, I wasn't sure what to think. It's a fairly new series that's being turned into an anime with artwork in the manga along the lines of Soul Eater, if you've ever read or seen that series. So, I decided to check it out.
Now, halfway through the first chapter or so, I wasn't impressed. The second character introduced, Kida-Kun, wasn't really a great one. He was a bit too egotistical and, not knowing much else about him, that didn't make me like him since I usually like narcissistic characters. They're usually fun to read, and this character did have some moments, but that didn't make up for my initial first impression of him. It's a good thing he's not really a major character like Mikado Ryuugamine. Yet, at first I wasn't really impressed with him either. He was really quiet and was just sort of there. That was, however, before things started getting good. There was so much mystery and hints at forbidden love between other main character that made me want to keep reading within just the first volume. It had it's funny moments as well, and, as I read on through all the volumes the library had to offer, it kept getting better and better with main characters throwing everyone for a loop. Mikado definitely managed to become on of my favorite characters after all that along with several others. I can't wait to read what happens next, and you won't be able to either. In my opinion, boy or girl, there’s something in it for everyone to enjoy as long as you're open minded to some weird things going own (it has some supernatural elements to it, after all). But, hey, what else do you expect from manga and anime?
Oh! Something that should be noted, though, is that this series has arcs. As in, the first arc has five volumes in it and then starts the second one marked back at volume one. The first volume arc, if it can be called that since it really just sets everything up, has all the recurring characters on the front. The Second arc's first volume will have the words “Saika Arc” in red under the name of the manage. So, there you go. That's all you need to know to look for to get started. Have fun reading! I hope you enjoy!
-Reviewed By Alyssa Noch