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It's like you're hoping that someone unrelated to the situation will forgive you for your actions. At least trying to be better than her in some fashion is the right choice. So you should hold your head high and do it fair and square.

Mikado Ryuugamine

Double Heroine, Sonohara is the eighth chapter of the first Durarara!! light novel.


Mikado Ryuugamine and Masaomi Kida are settling into their new school. When the pair goes out after class, Mikado reflects on how much bigger his world has become thanks to the internet.

He later witnesses Anri Sonohara being bullied, but Izaya Orihara intervenes and frightens the bullies away. Izaya seems to want to talk to Mikado, but he is hit by a flying trash can before he can begin. Anri and Mikado escape as Shizuo Heiwajima corners Izaya.

Mikado takes Anri to a cafe, where she tells him about her missing friend, Mika Harima. On his way home, he hears the sound of the Black Rider, and running toward it, bumps into a girl being chased by the rider. He helps her escape and brings her home, worrying about becoming a target for the Black Rider and wondering about the scar that wraps around the girl's neck.

LN01 Ch8 ShizuIza

Shizuo confronts Izaya

Character Debuts[]


  • Mikado: "Now that I think about it, we had our share of adventures back in that town. I wonder when those stopped happening."
  • Izaya: "Bullying really is the lamest thing you can do."
  • He hated normal, boring stuff. He wanted a different life than the one regular people had.


  • The often-absent cameramn said to live next door to Mikado is a Japanese photographer who, in the Baccano! light novel series, visits New York City in the summer of 2002 and will later show Firo Prochainezo and his family around Japan that August.