There's no shortage of bizarre characters in Ikebukuro--read the light novel series that started the anime and manga phenomenon!
Ryohgo Narita is the author of a number of successful novel series, including the original "Durarara!!" books. His earlier series, "Baccano!" was honored with the Gold Prize at the 9th Dengeki Novel Awards.
Suzuhito Yasuda is the artist most known for his illustrations for the Durarara!! light novel series as well as the hit new light novel series, Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?