Season one of Dorohedoro aired on January 12, 2020, and garnered an incredible appreciation from anime fans.
If you can wrap your head around a chaotic, bloody, and quirky trip through the gloriously dingy Hole and a devilishly fantastical world of Sorcerers, then this is the show for you.
Throughout this article, we are going to talk about every aspect and fact of the anime from the renewal to the Manga.
1. Release Date
Season one of Dorohedoro aired 12 episodes with 6 OVAs from January 12, 2020, to March 29, 2020. There are 23 volumes of Manga, which not only leaves the studio with a lot of material for the second season but also for the third and the fourth.
Also, the director made it clear that if the audience likes the first season, there will definitely be a second one. Following this, it is possible that the second season would air somewhere in the spring of 2021, though no official statement is out yet.
2. Theory Section
The anime is released almost after two decades of the manga’s release, and it was believed that with the densely detailed style of Q Hayashida, it is going to be a great challenge to adapt the manga into an anime.
But, the opposite happened, and every aspect of the show was loved by the anime fans.
I. Animation Quality
Dorohedoro has used 3D animation, which has been criticized by some and appreciated by others.
Dorohedoro, on the other hand, does a great job of blending the CG models with beautiful 2D art and backgrounds on a level that hasn’t been seen yet on TV anime, and only improves as the series continues. (Score-8/10)
III. Was season one any good?
This adaptation of the Manga depicts a great level of passion and dedication to the direction, music, sound, and art.
The creativity in the violence the author paints and the lackadaisical attitude most characters take to it pushes Dorohedoro into a campy and fun dark comedy, while also remaining genuinely disturbing. (Score -8.5/10)
3. Production Update
MAPPA studio has done a great job adapting the classic manga “Dorohedoro” into anime. Even though there is no official information about the second season yet, but with the massive success of season one, another season is inevitable.
There might be some delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit the anime industry quite severely.
4. New Key Visuals
No new Key Visuals have been released yet.
No new teaser or trailer for the second season has been released yet.
6. What is Dorohedoro about?
Without giving any spoilers, we can say that Dorohedoro is about a man who had his head turned into a lizard head by a magic user, he wants to find out who did it with the help of his friend.
Bizarre enough as it stands, how do this man and his friend hope to solve their conundrum? Well, after detaining a potential culprit, he bites down on their head. They then enter a sort of parallel world where they meet another man inside of his head who tells them, “you’re not the one.”
Once our protagonist asks what does the inside of his head says and gets his answer, they precede to mercilessly kill them, usually by slashing them to pieces.
This is the opening scene of the show and perfectly encapsulates what Dorohedoro is all about, both in the types of scenarios and violence to be encountered and also the very carefree attitude at which characters in this series meet these situations.
7. Cast & Staff
Though the Cast & Staff for the second season is not sure yet, more or less, they are going to remain the same.
- Directed by Yuichiro Hayashi
- Written by Hiroshi Seko
- Music by (K)NoW_NAME
- Series Composition by Hiroshi Seko
- Studio: MAPPA
- Licensed by Netflix
- Wataru Takagi as Caiman
- Reina Kondo as Nikaidō
- Yu Kobayashi as Noi
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Shin
- Kengo Takanashi as Fujita
8. About Dorohedoro
Dorohedoro is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Q Hayashida. It tells the story of the amnesiac reptilian-headed Caiman working together with Nikaido to recover his memories and survive in a strange and violent world. The Manga first started in 2000 and finished in September 2018 with its 167th chapter.
A 14-page special chapter was published 17 months after the final March issue of Monthly Shōnen Sunday on February 12, 2020.
Hayashida’s writing has always been praised and is considered as one of the most detailed ones.