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"Bad-Ass Dude" is the seventh episode of the Durarara!! anime.

Synopsis[]

Shizuo Heiwajima and Tom Tanaka are working, and Shizuo's patience is being severely tested. He is stalked by a figure with red eyes throughout downtown Ikebukuro and briefly wonders about strange recent events in the town. Tabloid writer Shuuji Niekawa joins him under a poster for Yuuhei Hanejima's new movie and complements Yuuhei's good looks and acting skills. Mention of his younger brother angers Shizuo, and he throws Shuuji in the air.

As a child, Shizuo had often injured himself when exerting his strength, and in order to prevent destroying his body further, he decided to stop holding back. In high school, his friend Shinra Kishitani introduced him to Celty Sturluson and later, Izaya Orihara, and the two began fighting immediately.

E07 Izaya and Shinra

Shinra introduces Izaya

As they grew older, Izaya would send trouble Shizuo's way, and his own volatile temper prevented him from holding down a permanent job after school. He lost his bartending job after being framed by Izaya and found work with his middle school friend Tom, continuing to wear the bartending clothes from Kasuka. After listening to his story, Celty notes how much he loves his brother. Shizuo's mood is improved by this conversation until he spots Izaya.

Chat Room[]

Kanra gossips in chat that Shizuo Heiwajima has been going on a rampage lately and is acting crazier than usual. TarouTanaka admits to having seen Shizuo before and confirms that he is scary, so Setton sticks up for Shizuo and tells the chatroom not to assume things they have not seen for themselves. Kanra asks if Setton knows him, and when she denies it, she decides Setton might be in with the yakuza.

Character Debuts[]

Character Appearances[]

In order of appearance, excluding the opening song:

Cultural References[]

  • One of Shizuo's previous jobs was playing a villain in a theater performance of Power Rangers. He was fired after erupting on stage, throwing the Green Ranger, and frightening actors and viewers alike.
  • When Shuuji approaches Shizuo, the anime posters that can be seen alongside the promotion for Kasuka's new movie are of Le Portrait de Petit Cossette, Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor, Baccano!, and Cencoroll.
  • A poster is shown for a film titled 執事の沈黙 (Shitsuji no Chinmoku, lit. The Silence of the Butlers). This is a play on the title of the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs (羊の沈黙, Hitsuji no Chinmoku).

Quotes[]

Simon: "Shizuo acting like he in puberty?"

Simon: "Shizuo, you finished going through puberty?"

Navigation[]

Durarara!! Season 1

1. First Words • 2. Highly Unpredictable • 3. Rampant Evil • 4. Utterly Alone • 5. False Advertising • 6. Active Interest • 7. Bad-Ass Dude • 8. Ephemeral Dream • 9. Love and Cherish • 10. Never Before Seen • 11. Storm and Stress • 12. Yin and Yang • 12.5. Heaven's Vengeance • 13. A Sudden Turn • 14. Public Unrest • 15. A Fool May Give Good Counsel • 16. Mutual Love • 17. Perpetual Shifts and Changes • 18. Life and Death are Up to Fate • 19. The Blue Sky Perishes • 20. The Yellow Sky Rises • 21. At a Total Loss • 22. Declaration of Dissolution • 23. All Mixed Up • 24. Selfless Devotion • 25. World at Peace

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