Warning: Spoilers for the anime lie within!
Durarara!! (shortened to DRRR!! in future posts for my own typing sanity) is originally a light novel. Then it was adapted to a manga and now airing as an anime. I have not experienced the source but comparing the two adaptations, I find the manga more satisfying… since it provides more pieces of the puzzle in far less time. Moreover, after reading it, the anime seems toned down. It’s either delaying those scenes or excluding them altogether. For example, Orihara Izaya was introduced to Mikado as an extremely dangerous. In the anime, he was seen betraying Rio Kamichika’s trust, driving her to attempt suicide. In the manga, his actions were far more sinister and whimsical.
Far more evil and dangerous than what the anime had for his introduction. Also, this wasn’t limited to Izaya. Other characters appear to be more fleshed out in the manga. Some characters haven’t even been introduced yet. However, in the anime’s defense, it will have 24 episodes. That should be enough to cover everything… and then some.
And finally, the one massive spoiler that I can’t keep to myself… Honestly, “Never judge a book by its cover.” applies here.
HOW TO USE THOSE BOOKS
Yup. Epic series in the book and on the screen.