Name: Orihara Izaya 「折原 臨也」
Title Series:Durarara!!
Voiced by:Kamiya Hiroshi

Career ISML Performance
2011: Quarterfinalist
2012: Quarterfinalist
2013: Round of 32

Moe Tournament Résumé

Why play a simple game of chess, shōgi, and Othello when you can play all three at the same time?

Life as an information broker may not be pretty, but for Orihara Izaya, it is the ideal occupation. Being the one with all the necessary information means that everyone is going to talk to him when they need something. To an extent, everyone is in the palm of his hand... and he loves it.

But sometimes, too much knowledge can make life boring. Why watch a story unfold when the outcome is obvious? Surely, a little misinformation here and there should spice things up. And the closer the bonds between the people acting as the pieces of his game, the more Izaya relishes watching the hidden feelings inevitably coming to the surface.

Sooner or later, the dust settles over the gaming board. Life goes on, the situation somehow sorts itself out, and everyone lives happily ever after. While Izaya's thoughts on the matter remain a mystery, a small grin appears on his face. After all, the best moment to enjoy another's reaction is when they believe that they are out of the frying pan.

Izaya will soon remind them that they are only just jumping into the fire – the story is never over until he says so.

Past Notable Matches

ISML 2011 Exhibition Period: (Quarterfinalist)
Quarterfinals: 1835-2696 to Sakata Gintoki (Gintama)

ISML 2012 Exhibition Period: (Quarterfinalist)
Quarterfinals: 2982-3785 to Kinoshita Hideyoshi (Baka to Test to Shōkanjū)

ISML 2013 Exhibition Period: (Round of 32)
Round of 32: 2840-3363 to Gilgamesh (Fate Series)