Wondering will Celty get her head back? Then read on to find out all the answers, as well as find out what happens next in this exciting installment of the Erased series.
Celty Sturluson is one of the chief characters of the anime series Durarara and is also referred to as ‘The Headless Rider’.
She is an Irish mythological figure called Dullahan who embarked on a quest to get her stolen head back from Japan.
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Will Celty get her head back?
Finding Celty’s Head
During the ‘Haruna returns’ arc of the series, a set of news reports indicated that there was a ruptured head found on the streets of the city and Celty suspected that it was her own.
Even though Izaya was in possession of it initially, Kasane Kujiragi stole it back from her and submitted it to the rightful owner, i.e. Celty.
The process of attaching the head back to her body gave unusual results, Celty ended up suffering from amnesia and lost her memory entirely.
Shinra was upset over this and wanted to bring back her memories. However, this event was followed by another catastrophe when he was kidnapped by Kasane, who made an entrance by kissing Shinra in Celty’s presence and then stabbed him with the Saika knife making him a child of Saika.
Kasane orchestrated it to force him into being affectionate towards her but her plans failed.
Celty on the other hand went on a rampage around the city because she couldn’t tolerate seeing Shinra with Kasane.
In reality, Celty was merely pretending to have lost her memories so that her going away wouldn’t hurt Shinra.
However, Shinra overcame Saika’s curse eventually and tried to bring things back to normalcy.
Celty’s resolve to recover her head in Durarara anime
The anime series Durarara!! follows the story of Celty Sturluson, a legendary headless riding courier. It features a cast of characters from a variety of genres, from supernatural beings to street gangs, all connected by an unusual string of events.
Celty is a dullahan, a creature from Irish mythology who is cursed to never find her lost head. This is never more apparent than when Celty is seen struggling to remember her past and trying to find her head.
Despite the odds of ever recovering her head being incredibly low, Celty’s determination to recover her head remains unwavering.
Despite being headless, Celty possesses extraordinary physical strength, which she uses to outrun her foes and take them down without fail.
Celty has used this strength to fight her way around Ikebukuro’s streets, often taking on an intimidating tone that has people thinking twice of crossing her.
In one particular street battle with a gang of delinquents, it became clear that despite never having seen Celty’s head before, her spirit was far greater than any of her attackers. It was clear then that Celty was more than keen to recover her head, no matter what it took.
Celty’s ambition to recover her lost head has aroused the attention of many throughout the series. While some, such as her friend Mikado Ryūgamine, have offered their assistance to her search, others have instead sought to take advantage of her situation.
One such person was Seiji Yagiri, a scientist who sought to use Celty’s head in his experiments. Despite being close to receiving her head back, Celty’s determination to retrieve it herself was greater than any external offer of assistance.
Similarly, Celty’s love for her partner, Shinra Kishitani, has served as a reminder of her goal to retrieve her head.
Throughout their relationship, Shinra has encouraged her to take control of her own destiny and never give up on her dream of recovering her head.
By taking their feelings into consideration, Celty has managed to fuel her determination and never give up on her search for her missing head.
Ultimately, Celty’s resolve to recover her head despite the odds is what makes her character strong and heroic.
Throughout the entire Durarara!! series, Celty has exhibited sheer determination and courage to see her mission of recovering her head all the way through, despite all the obstacles she may face along the way. There’s no doubt that if anyone can, Celty is sure to get her head back in no time.
Celty and Shinra’s Relationship
Celty met Shinra when she was searching for her head. They had meals together and developed an affectionate relationship.
There have been instances of them being vulnerable around each other and opening up about their emotions. It takes some time for Celty to be in acceptance of her feelings because of the trauma she has undergone.
Shinra remains patient and understanding of her thoughts despite her not having a head. They are playful towards one another and this is seen when Shinra makes sexual advances toward her and Celty makes fun of him for the same.
During the Mika Harima arc, Celty was apprehensive of the head that looked just like hers and later figured out that Mika had undergone plastic surgery to replace that head.
She was furious at Shinra for being aware of it and yet not informing her. Shinra confessed that the only reason he kept this from her is that he liked her for what she was.
He was apprehensive of the head changing her, and changing the way she feels about him. As an apologetic gesture, he asked her to punch him and they eventually hugged each other, resolving the issue.
Their relationship strengthened after the turmoil they go through when Celty gets her head back. Shinra eventually found out that Celty had her memories all this while and asked her to change her mind about leaving.
Celty was uncomfortable being around Shinra and hence he decided to separate her head once again.
He was under the impression that the memories of being a Dullahan are associated with her head, and being without it might restore their relationship.
Shizuo participates in the process as Shinra attempts to disengage Celty from her head. He puts his life at risk to make it happen, and Celty jumps to protect him with her shadows.
Even though the plan fails and Celty retains her memories, she realizes Shinra’s extent of love and hence decides to stay amongst the humans and reinvent herself in their presence. It is indicated in the series that they get engaged in the future.
Who took Celty’s head?
The mystery of who took Celty’s head is one of the biggest unanswered questions in the world of anime. Most likely, it was an individual or group of individuals that had ulterior motives in mind; they wanted Celty’s head for supernatural purposes.
The Celty in anime is a Dullahan, also known as Headless Horseman. She works as a courier and delivery specialist in the fictional Ikebukuro, a city in Japan.
The show revolves around her search to find her missing head, while also fulfilling her courier duties and helping out those close to her.
She is a compassionate character and is often associated with the mythical creature, the Dullahan or Headless Horseman, who is said to carry their own head with them.
Various characters have been suspected of taking Celty’s head in the past. One of the most popular suspects was Seiji Yagiri, a scientist who studied supernatural beings and was obsessed with obtaining Celty’s power. However, this was dismissed when it was revealed that he wasn’t the one that took it.
Another suspect is Izaya Orihara, an information broker and master manipulator who is considered the main antagonist of the show.
It was hinted that he was the one that took the head; he had access to technology and the intelligence network necessary to figure out where it was located.
However, it was never revealed if Izaya stole the head, and he still remains one of the prime suspects.
But perhaps the most likely perpetrator is a secret organization called the Dollars, formed by Izaya. They appear in the second season of the show and have been known to have shady connections.
The organization is known to have a supernatural element, and it could be possible that they were behind Celty’s missing head.
They have access to resources and technology required to pull off such a deed and remain one of the most likely culprits.
Either way, it’s still a mystery as to who actually took Celty’s head. We can only speculate and guess as to who it was.
Until that information is revealed, Celty will continue her search for her missing head and those close to the situation will continue to be plagued by the mystery of who took it.
Shingen’s Role in the Equation
Shingen is a scientist working for Nebula and Shinra’s father. He was aware of Celty being supernatural and was intrigued by her, given his eccentric personality.
He came across Celty in Ireland and beheaded her using Saika to examine her head personally.
He didn’t reveal it to her till the Saika arc when he got to know about Celty’s relationship with Shinra. This is the reason Celty does not appreciate Shingen’s presence in their life.
However, Shinra maintains a functional relationship with his father. They share a common interest towards supernatural creatures and mythological fables.
Shinra was also present when Shingen was conducting surgery and dissecting Celty’s head.
He is a devoted father and that is seen when he sold Saika’s sword to Anri’s parents to protect Shinra from Namie’s grandfather who threatened to kill him.
Despite his love for Shinra, he couldn’t accept his relationship with Celty and the prospect of Celty calling him father. Celty shares a mutual feeling too because she finds him to be creepy and unbearable.
He also finds a like-minded companion in Emilia Kishitani who shares his obsession with supernatural creatures.
Being his second wife, she plays the role of a stepmother for Celty and Shinra.