Durarara, the author explains, it often means DRRR! In Japan, a series of light novels written by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations by Yasuda Suzuhito, which was also, adapted into a Japanese anime Japanese series. In May 2012, eleven volumes have been published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko. A manga adaptation by Akiyo Satorigi began serialization in the manga magazine Monthly fantastic on April 18, 2009. Its anime cosplay costumes are also popular among fans. An anime adaptation began airing in Japan in January 2010.