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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: 8.061 (scored by 240306240,306 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #405
Members: 472,705
Favorites: 7,480

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Takagi, Wataru


Kobayashi, Yuu


Kondou, Reina


Hosoya, Yoshimasa


Tomita, Miyu


Horiuchi, Kenyuu


Takanashi, Kengo


Kimura, Ryouhei


Ichiki, Mitsuhiro




Bezerra, Wendel
Hayashi, Yuuichirou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujita, Akiko
Sound Director
Tokudo, Daisuke
Episode Director


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)

Mar 29, 2020
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 ...
Jun 2, 2020
Eh. This anime wasn't actually bad, but I really didn't enjoy it at all. Objectively, the story was OK, animation was solid, and overall universe was kind of neat. However, a couple of glaring issues combined with personal taste made it hard to finish for me.

My main problem was the complete lack of any consequences for anything in the show. Someone dies or is on the edge of death? Doesn't matter, Noi or Kikurage will just heal/resurrect them. Literally, probably half or more of the main characters at some point die or are mortally wounded, only to be instantly fine within minutes. Why even ...
Mar 29, 2020
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. ...

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