I've been watching Durarara!! at CR recently.
It's about a young man called Mikado Ryūgamine who longing for the excitement of the big city, transfers to a school Ikebukuro, Tokyo at the invitation of Masaomi, his childhood friend.
Like most people in that situation, Masaomi warns of the people not to cross such as a violent man dressed like a bartender, an information merchant, and a mysterious gang called "Dollars" that in time we learn more about.
If that wasn't enough, on his first day in the city he witness the urban legend that is the "Black Rider," the supposedly headless driver of a black motorcycle.
She is in many ways the heroine of the series going under the name Celty and is a dullahan from Ireland who has come to Tokyo in pursuit of her missing head. Her motorcycle is in fact a horse in disguise! She wears a black helmet whilst driving working as an underground courier and lives with Shinra Kishitan.
I'm enjoying the series as we learn more about the characters.
It was announced at the EXPO in London, England on Saturday (May 30) that this will be released on dvd in a subtitled only version later on this year.
I've been slowly reading this, the latest instalment of this thought provoking manga series.
Asuka is still struggling to reconcile his love of girlish things and his innate manliness.
Something which is made the harder because of his fathers departure from the family early on in Asuka's life to be a woman and his mom's constant "Don't become like your father" jibes.
No doubt this whole episode of his life was traumatic but really he's a hit with the ladies being able to second guess just what it is they'd appreciate for things like Valentine's Day and even make it himself. He takes a high school girl out for her first date ever but still he worries if he'd end up like his father. You feel for him.