Before I watch it, I’m just going to blog about what I expect from this episode. But I’m guessing it’ll start with something about Shizuo, some introductory blahblah. Probably going a little more into the history between Shizuo and Izaya. But then again, DURARARA!! throws fruits at me so I’m not sure what kind of episode this will be…
Alone with Only your Shadow for Comfort
The episode started off with a reporter that was interviewing people about Celty, introduced as Kishitani Shinra in the OP.
So they’re talking about Selty and if he exists… the guy continues to walk with the hand cam in his face documenting whether you find the headless rider cool, scary, or that you don’t really know how to react to it.
Now we skip to a scene of an airplane in the air with Selty looking at it, sort of, since she has no head. So, I guess in this episode Shinra’s going to be narrating, apparently he’s 24. He’s an unlicensed doctor who repairs people with illegal weapons and does cosmetic surgery for people who need to change their face for whatever reasons.
He gets home and we see… someone in the shower, and that’s when Shinra states that he lives with Selty. Selty can’t talk but they voice her typing. They discuss about Selty finding her head, how she’s the only Dullahan materialized in the city. They talk about the days task, which was easily handled. A scene with Izaya and Selty talking about “DULLAHAN” which is apparently a headless fairy in Ireland. Izaya tells her about an old man who met a Dullahan in the past and lost her head. Then we see her speeding off asking people about the street artist who was apparently headed to Yokahoma.
Shinra narrates about the Dullahan in the past and how she would visit people who are near death. If you open the door you’d get a bucket of blood thrown at you.
SUMMARY OF PART ONE:
Starts off with Shinra talking about Selty who is apparently a Dullahan. A Dullahan is a headless fairy from Ireland who is looking for her head. Shinra and Selty who live together discuss the days events. A scene with Selty and Izaya discussing about a street artist who talked about losing the Dullahan’s head.
The topic of Shinra’s story will be why Selty is so particular about her head.
Start of part two:
Shinra is narrating about Selty awakening twenty years ago in the mountains without her head and several memories lost. She lost her memories of why she did what she did but she knew she was a Dullahan, her name, and how to use her abilities.
Selty couldn’t catch the old man everywhere she went to visit him, and a scene with Shizuo came up where he provided her with his location and went with her for convenience in talking.
The old man said he’s seen her when he was young but doesn’t recall seeing her head. And can’t seem to figure out how it looked like.
Shinra starts recording again about seeing her stowed away in the ship. Telling his father what he saw, his father decided to talk to her. They agreed on an autopsy and provided her a place to stay. Ever since then Shinra has been attracted to her. Selty disrupts him to tell him that she can’t sleep and so the recording stops there and shows that the weird man who told the street artist that she doesn’t need a head was indeed Shinra.
Overall, this wasn’t anything like what I expected… with Shinra narrating and Selty’s past. I still really like the music that goes with each and every scene along with the feeling it provides. Not much action, goes more in depth with the characters and their past. I can’t say it was a bad episode, it just wasn’t action packed but still interesting. I like how Durarara!! would give each character some screen time but only with reason. For example when Shizuo was there to provide information to Selty, we could tell he’s similar to Izaya in some ways or another with the whole informant aspect. Seems like in the next episode Masaomi and Mikado will get more screen time.