|“||I'm saying the Rider's basically a monster!||”|
Shadow is the first chapter of the first Durarara!! light novel.
Members of the chat room discuss the Dollars and an urban legend called the Black Rider. Kanra, one member of the chat, claims the Black Rider is headless under its helmet. The other two members think this claim is far-fetched.
In Tokyo, a group of thugs are attacked by the Black Rider. When the Rider is hit by the thugs' van and its helmet is knocked off, it is revealed that the Black Rider has no head.
- the Black Rider
- One of the thugs worries about his murdered corpse being disposed of at the bottom of Mount Fuji. Aokigahara, nicknamed the "Suicide Forest," is a forest at the base of the volcano famous for being a place people go to commit suicide.
- The same thug compares the Black Rider to the Kamen Rider.
- Chat room user: "Oh, but I can say one last thing. About that Black Rider who prowls around the town. You're probably better off not getting involved."