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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: Netflix
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, HorrorHorror, MagicMagic, FantasyFantasy, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.111 (scored by 126251126,251 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #534
Members: 272,709
Favorites: 3,729
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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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Takagi, Wataru


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Kondou, Reina


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Tomita, Miyu


Horiuchi, Kenyuu


Takanashi, Kengo


Kimura, Ryouhei




Ichiki, Mitsuhiro


Hayashi, Yuuichirou
Fujita, Akiko
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance, Music
Hayashida, Q
Original Creator


Opening Theme

"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 (ep 12)

Mar 29, 2020
Draculoid (All reviews)
SHOCKING! Despite early concerns of a crappy CGI adaptation of Q Hayashida’s legendary comic, we’ve been blessed with a fantastic adaptation full of heart and passion from the staff involved. If you can wrap your head around the at-times dizzying pace and make peace with the (quite well done in my opinion) CGI main character models, you’re in for chaotic, bloody and quirky trip through the gloriously dingy Hole and a devilishly fantastical world of Sorcerers. This is a series that oozes with style and original ideas, that feels as if Shin himself is taking a hammer to the temple read more
Mar 29, 2020
shiranaitori (All reviews)
After Orange changed the perception of CGI in the anime industry with Houseki no Kuni, we finally got our first good CGI anime that wasn't made by Orange.

Dorohedoro takes place in a world where class differences are at the forefront. There are two kinds of people: Magic users and others. While magic users live in a better world, the people who can't use magic live in a place called Hole and only magic users can travel between two worlds. For magic users, denizens of Hole are just crumbs and because of that, they are using them for their magic experiments. Of course, Hole people don't read more
Mar 29, 2020
Akko_Berserk (All reviews)
-Note: English is not my native language, I apologize for possible mistakes. (This review does not contain spoilers)

The world of Dorohedoro is one of the rarest and most original I have ever seen, it's violent, dark, confusing, with many strange things in it, without falling into the typical. All accompanied by a surreal and unpolished artistic style that gives you the feeling of being dirty and visceral, using elements such as magic, demons, curses, accompanied by comedy and dark humor, all with a steampunk aesthetic and that some might define like gothic-cyberpunk.

The concern of many fans to know that the manga would receive an adaptation, read more
Mar 29, 2020
Mad_King_Aerys (All reviews)
Dorohedoro is a one of a kind show and is perfect for people that want a gritty (and very violent) anime. I first got into anime watching the older, more unconventional anime and recently the trend has been towards more toned down anime. Which is expected as anime has really expanded its viewer-base. However, Dorohedoro is a throwback to the old days of more unconventional anime while still bringing a totally unique and engaging story to the table. I cannot stress enough just how unique this show is and it does it in a way that is totally earned. Nothing about this show is cheap. read more

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