The TV anime series Durarara!! was adapted by studio Brain's Base, based on the works of light-novel author and exclamation-mark abuser Ryohgo Narita (Baccano!). The novels' "distorted love story" is set in in a rowdy version of the modern Tokyo district Ikebukuro. One major character is a "Dullahan" - traditionally a headless Irish spirit of sorts that rides a headless black horse and carries his head under one arm (think "Sleepy Hollow"). Except in this derranged story, it rides a living motorcycle instead of a horse, and comes to Japan in search for its stolen head. The series began airing from January 2010.