I’d like to get this straight.
Vorona is a codename, meaning crow. It’s not a given name. Nor a surname.
Douglanikov is Lingerin’s last name. He’s her father’s employer. Not her father. The only way Douglanikov could be her and her father’s surname, is if Lingerin was part of their family, but there hasn’t been any kind of information like that.
Nowhere in the books has Vorona been called by any kind of surname.
Therefore, Vorona’s last name is not Douglanikov.
Also, since we don’t even know her given name, it’s unlikely she’d have only her surname revealed.
alright class so i want you to write me a 10,000 word essay on Why you hate Vorona Douglanikov Reasons that are not valid; “She will get in the way of my yaoi ship” and “She is trying to steal Shizuo away from Izaya” or actually anything having to do with the ship “Shizaya” are not acceptable. In fact, don’t mention Izaya at all. I expect it typed up with sources in APA format one hour from now.
I also was a little bothered by Aoba’s hair but I think it wasn’t really on the anime since the light novels gave him the hair color. Hopefully they’ll sort of change it to a black-blue like they when the Orihara’s eyes went from red-brown but who knows.
Anyway, I don’t think it was super necessary for Narita to describe the characters since he had an illustrator for the book.
It wasn’t that necessary, but a few of the characters weren’t illustrated. That’s why I’d have preferred it if he had added at least some kind of description. But even without them Durarara is my favourite series, ahaha.
But hopefully you’re right, that in the anime they will change Aoba’s hair colour to a more natural colour. I forgot they did something similar with Izaya’s eyes.
I can see many people are getting worked up over season 2… I guess I’d be lying if I said I’m not even slightly unsettled. Anyway… (I don’t think there are any spoilers but I might not realise something is in fact a spoiler).
I was slightly disappointed with Aoba’s hair being blue. I always thought Durarara had pretty much natural hair colours (dyed blond looks natural enough), but I can’t see Aoba dying his hair blue, and you can’t be born with that colour in real life. Also Ran’s hair is naturally black, so Aoba should theoretically have the same or a similar colour to his brother. But okay, that doesn’t always happen in real life.
But because of this I’m pretty certain characters such as Akabayashi will have the hair colours as imagined by the fandom (Akabayashi with red hair). Because going by the same logic as with Aoba, the Red Demon can’t have any other hair colour. Not sure what logic they’ll go by with Aozaki though (Blue Demon with blue hair? Uh… nope).
Another problem might be the actual eye colours. Let’s take Vorona. It seems that in anime, icy blue equals purple. And I prefer when characters are realistic, so purple isn’t all that acceptable. I know some people have purple irises, but Vorona has “sky-blue” eyes, as far as I can remember. Thing is, the official artwork depicts them as a sort of light purple colour. So I’m not sure what the animators will do.
Also Aoba should have grey/blue eyes with his blue hair.
I’m also quite concerned about the characters with little to no description as to what they look like. For example Slon. Well, this is hoping they’ll show him in the anime. All we know is he’s over two metres tall, white and muscled. And we’ve seen his back in the LN. Okay?
I suppose the only thing I don’t like about Narita’s writing (at least Durarara), is that he doesn’t give detailed descriptions of many characters. We get to know their way of thinking, but I’d also like to be able to imagine some of them (even if it’s for roleplay purposes). I think this is also one of the main reasons there isn’t much art of characters other than the ones shown in the anime.
Damn I’m just hoping I’ll get to see Ran properly shown in the anime.