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Japanese: ドロヘドロ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2020 to Mar 30, 2020
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror
Theme: GoreGore
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.051 (scored by 268277268,277 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5372
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #407
Members: 528,627
Favorites: 8,502

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Hole—a dark, decrepit, and disorderly district where the strong prey on the weak and death is an ordinary occurrence—is all but befitting of the name given to it. A realm separated from law and ethics, it is a testing ground to the magic users who dominate it. As a race occupying the highest rungs of their society, the magic users think of the denizens of Hole as no more than insects. Murdered, mutilated, and made experiments without a second thought, the powerless Hole dwellers litter the halls of Hole's hospital on a daily basis.

Possessing free access to and from the cesspool, and with little challenge to their authority, the magic users appear indomitable to most—aside for a few. Kaiman, more reptile than man, is one such individual. He hunts them on a heedless quest for answers with only a trusted pair of bayonets and his immunity to magic. Cursed by his appearance and tormented by nightmares, magic users are his only clue to restoring his life to normal. With his biggest obstacle being his stomach, his female companion Nikaidou, who runs the restaurant Hungry Bug, is his greatest ally.

Set in a gritty world of hellish design, Dorohedoro manages a healthy blend of comedy and lightheartedness with death and carnage. Taking plenty of twists and turns while following the lives of Hole's residents, it weaves a unique world of unearthly origin and dreary appearance not for the squeamish or easily disturbed.

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Opening Theme

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"Welcome to Chaos (Welcome トゥ 混沌(カオス))" by (K) NoW_NAME

Ending Theme

1: "Who am I ?" by (K) NoW_NAME (eps 1-2, 7)
2: "Night SURFING" by (K) NoW_NAME (eps 3-4)
3: "D.D.D.D." by (K) NoW_NAME (eps 5-6)
4: "Strange Meat Pie" by (K) NoW_NAME (eps 8-9)
5: "SECONDs FLY" by (K) NoW_NAME (eps 10-11)
6: "404" by (K) NoW_NAME (eps 12)


Nov 23, 2023
Really liked it. Honestly if you have prejudice when it comes to CGI I'm telling you this is one of the best animes with it you'll see. The story is great and quite easy to grasp if you ask me. The character design is also in my opinion really great. Not much to say, but I really reccomend it, especially if you're into fantasy/steampunk. I've rewatched it three times as of now I think, which for me means that it is absolutely great and does not deserve a grade of lower then nine. I greatly recommend it but i've not read the manga so it ...
Jan 31, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Read the manga instead.

Japanese animation studios have recently become fascinated with using CG in their work flow. I have no idea why. It looks terrible.

As a master once said: “Whoever creates this stuff has no idea what pain is whatsoever. I am utterly disgusted. If you really want to make creepy stuff, you can go ahead and do it. I would never wish to incorporate this technology into my work at all. I strongly feel that this is an insult to life itself.”

"I Believe the Tool of an Animator Is the Pencil" - Hayao Miyazaki

I find it offensive particularly because the art in the manga ...
Sep 26, 2021
Dorohedoro is on paper a show I would love because it’s dark, violent, everyone is an anti-hero, and there are no schools. And, truly, if it was only those things I would love the hell out of it. Unfortunately, there is a lot of random nonsense coming along with those elements which end up making me not care.

Let’s start with the most obvious detractor. It’s in CGI, which mean 90% of everyone is not going to watch it because of the uncanny valley effect. It is far from awful, since very few things can be as bad as Ex-Arm, but let’s not pretend it’s going ...

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