Do Celty And Shinra End Up Together? Will their relationship end up in a good or bad way? Find out in this blog post.

Celty Sturluson and Shinra Kishitani are two prominent characters in the show Durarara which is based on novels with the same name.

The action takes place in Ikebukuro where the lives of several characters intersect, each furthering their own agenda. Despite their occupational differences, the chaos brings them together. 

Do Celty And Shinra End Up Together

Do Celty And Shinra End Up Together?

Celty and Shinra Unite

Durarara as a show focuses on the love that is beyond the human realm and may appear to be twisted in several ways.

Such is the relationship between Celty and Shinra as well. They were in close contact with each other before getting together, as they were roommates.

Shinra’s father Shingen had promised Celty accommodation in Japan so that he could study her. She is a Dullahan with a lost head and went through a frustrating process of finding it. 

Celty and Shinra spend immense time together when Shinra moves to a new city and she follows. Celty’s emotional insecurity holds her back when she tries to be expressive of her feelings towards Shinra.

He, on the other hand, is openly expressive and even Shinra’s friends knew about it. In the process of exploring the supernatural forces within Celty, he got to understand her mind and fell in love with her eventually.

Celty’s dilemma also stems from the fact that she is not human, and her ways of being are completely different from Shinra.

If she does not hold any control over her feelings, she would get hurt, as being and living amongst humans wasn’t a permanent choice for her. 

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Things only heat up and escalate when Celty gets to know that Shinra had been hiding the truth about her head which was procured by his father Shingen.

He did it out of fear of losing Celty and that struck a chord within her. They soon started dating after that point. 

What Is Shinra’s Role In The Relationship With Celty?

The dynamic between Celty and Shinra can be seen as one of complicated interest on many levels. Shinra is a unique individual whose motivations and goals revolve around Celty, even if they are not always straightforward.

He is the one who discovered her and has done his utmost best to take care of and protect her since then, even if that doesn’t always feel like the right thing to do.

The fact that Celty is a Dullahan, a headless, immortal creature with mysterious origins, adds an extra layer of complexity to their relationship.

Shinra’s deep fascination and interest in the unknown has been the driving force behind his desire to get to know her, even if it puts him in uncomfortable situations.

He is adept at navigating her more sensitive areas and readily provides information and materials necessary for her to function in the human world.

Despite his affection for Celty, Shinra is also aware of their differences as well as her hesitance to trust him, and so he treads lightly around her.

He recognizes her foreignness and tries to create a space of respect, helping her when she’s in need but also allowing her to retain her autonomy.

However, while Shinra allows her to have freedom, he is always there as a kind of safety, willing to lend her support and provide her with a home.

As Shinra spends more and more time around Celty and their bond strengthens, he begins to open up to her, gradually revealing his own thoughts and emotions.

While Celty does not always understand the human world, Shinra’s willingness to gain her trust and accept her for who she is is an example of the great friendship and love he has for her.

Despite their differences, Shinra and Celty are connected on a deeper level of understanding, and it is this connection that will ultimately result in them ending up together in 2023.

Shinra’s enduring affection, care, and dedication throughout their relationship will cement their union and will ensure their mutual understanding and affection continues to grow.

Shinra’s role, then, is to be a source of support and understanding, eagerly taking the hand of Celty and guiding her into the future of their relationship.

Their Journey Together 

Being an unusual relationship, they take time to readjust to their lives and get to a comfortable place in their affair.

They bring out the best in each other as Celty develops an acceptance over self and evolves into a confident lady.

She is cautious of Shinra’s feelings every step of the way, and that makes her evaluate her own actions and its consequences on Shinra.

He too loves Celty for who she is, despite her physical appearance or absence of a head. He constantly finds ways to make her feel like she belongs to the human world and encourages her to mould herself within them.

They are passionate about each other and would cross any bounds to prove the same. 

Their relationship comes as a surprise to most of their friends and they eventually become supportive of it.

Celty and Shinra as a couple were also supportive and helped out other characters such as Akane, Shizuo, Anri and more at several occasions.

Shingen’s reaction to Celty and Shinra’s bond was strange in the beginning, but he later permitted Celty to call him ‘father’ and that was a milestone for them. 

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Why Did Shinra Cut Celty

For those familiar with the story of Celty and Shinra, there has always been much speculation about why Shinra decided to cut off their relationship.

Even though the two are complete opposites with radically different viewpoints, they had a deep fondness for one another from the start. However, the question still remains: why did Shinra cut Celty?

To understand why this happened, we must look into their past. Shinra and Celty had a tumultuous relationship from the very beginning: Shinra acted very impulsively, and had a tendency to do whatever he wanted with little regard for the consequences.

As a consequence of this behaviour, there were many episodes where Shinra ended up hurting Celty emotionally. In an effort to protect her, Celty began to hide her true feelings, rarely if ever expressing them in fear of causing further hurt.

Unfortunately, this led to an imbalance in the relationship. Shinra felt that he had been taken advantage of, and the trust between them eroded quickly.

He became increasingly frustrated as Celty still seemed to hold back, so in order to ‘protect’ both of them, Shinra made the decision to cut off the relationship.

It was a difficult decision, but it was the only thing that could break the impasse that they were stuck in. Shinra felt that by cutting ties with Celty, he could ensure that the feelings of hurt (on both sides) would vanish and the two could start anew.

However, this was not to be. The final parting of ways was so abrupt and final that it was almost impossible for them to reconnect–if only things had been different!

It’s easy to feel empathy for Shinra–he was only trying to do what he thought was best for them both–however, it’s still difficult to understand why he chose this path.

Perhaps it was Celty’s refusal to be open and honest with her feelings that made Shinra feel like he had no choice.

Or maybe Shinra was afraid of the potential consequences of their ongoing relationship. Whatever his true motivations were, Shinra cutting Celty made it almost impossible for them to start over again, and thus ended their relationship, forever.

Celty as a Dullahan Amidst Humans

They have their roadblocks too, such as the instance when Celty was reunited with her head. She grew extremely conscious of being a Dullahan and it became difficult for her to come to terms with the reality of living amongst humans forever.

She was prepared to leave Shinra and hence staged a memory loss. He could sense every little change within Celty and soon got to know about her act.

He also decided that separating her head once again may change things back to normal. He pulled a stunt to ensure that she loses the memories of being a Dullahan but that failed.

Since he fearlessly presented himself to death, Celty shrouded him with her shadows and saved him. She realises the extent Shinra is willing to go to keep them together, and hence decides to stay.

At a metaphorical level, he successfully managed to remove the fear of being different from her head with his love. 

Celty always mentioned how being a Dullahan is considered to be an ill fortune in European folklore, and her presence would never yield good results for Shinra.

But throughout their journey, she realises that her love gave him power and made him strong. She was more than just an urban legend, she was a fortunate individual who fell in love with Shinra.

It is indicated that they eventually get engaged and continue to live with each other.

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Their story has received positive reception amongst the fans because love stories are never simple.

Their hurdles make the experience of a relationship relatable no matter how bizarre the idea of a human falling in love with a Dullahan may be.

While some may argue that it may be toxic due to the extremities they go to for their love, but others feel that it is a mere reflection of their passion.

They add a tinge of humour and quirk to the plot and make the series more interesting.

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