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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 274053274,053 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #400
Members: 540,212
Favorites: 8,728

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Both animes were created by the same studio (MAPPA) and have many things in common, such as specific humor full of grotesque, dark and gritty elements, and of course a lot of gore. 
report Recommended by Adnash
Urban fantasy at its finest with catchy music and fast-paced plot to tie everything together into a thrilling package. 
report Recommended by Preposterous
They both give off the same feeling and both have the dystopian setting. There is this element of magic and general injustice. 
report Recommended by Mawiin
A lot of gore, diabolic design and plot twists. 
report Recommended by jonnygat
Both have Gorey action, teamwork of male and female Cooking, lot of cooking in both shows and some comedy, Both have mystery themes finding out more and more as you go along Both even a have character called nikkaido  
report Recommended by The0penBook
I think both anime share a lot of similar elements, starting from the main protagonists, both of whom have a strange head (lizard & gun) and no memory of their past. Secondly, both are set in similar dystopian worlds, with No Guns Life being more sci-fi and Dorohedoro being fantasy. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both (Manga and all seasons included) have a similar story line. Both have amazing antagonists and protagonists (where you can really root for either side) and both have great writing.  
report Recommended by Liam_Dot_M
Dorohedoro and Dororo share a lot of similarities (including the half similar names! XD) Both shows have Violence, bloodbath Satisfying fight scenes Main character going on a quest to get their bodies/human form back Another supportive main character accompanying them Made by MAPPA While both shows have these common points, they are also very distinct from each other. So it's not like one is an altered version of the other. You'll surely love both of these shows if you're okay with heavy themes like explicit violence and death.,  
report Recommended by Kong38
Both are unique non-cliche works, hard to find resembling anime for both. Both have some unexpected dark and adult material down the road (each in its own way). Both using 3D CGI and at the same time both are a rare cases of art didn't get totally ruined by it like in many other anime last years. Both protagonists have animal traits (though in Dorohedoro protagonist have only lizard head, when in Beastars all characters are anthropomorphic animals) and both of them have funny moments coming from their animal species. 
report Recommended by Serpent-niisama
Blood. Gore. Chaos. Insanity. These four words are what I’d describe both Dorohedoro and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Both take place in insane settings with a healthy amount of chaos, and both have a group of oddballs (more so in Dorohedoro) as our main protagonists. However, Dorohedoro is somewhat lighter and more crazy than Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Regardless, it’s something that Edgerunners might be interested in. 
report Recommended by SebCyrSC2000
What do they have in common? First, which side is the good one and which one is the actual bad one? You don't really know in any of these two. You just know you kind of like both sides even if you don't know which is the "right one". Characters are amazing and charismatic, most likely you will like all or most of them. Cool fights and some blood here and there. 
report Recommended by NJGore
I think Dorohedoro and the JoJo series are quite similar, not only due to the bizarre circumstances the characters always find themselves in, but also due to the unique way they combine comedy and horror. Colorful art, zany characters, and a thrilling and action-packed story, make these two anime share a similar vibe. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Blood Lad and Dorohedoro both involve a main character that has been transformed and is trying to figure out how to turn back into normal humans (Caiman and Fuyumi). It involves the human world and demon world being separate, and transportation between them is possible through magic doorways created by sorcerers. Both have a diverse, likeable cast; both are trying to solve a mystery. Both have a weird magic drug addiction. Watch Blood Lad if you wished Dorohedoro was a little bit more zany with lower stakes. Watch Dorohedoro if you wished Blood Lad was way more gruesome and more action-packed. 
report Recommended by azumarillo
Dorohedoro and Tokyo Ghoul involves a main protagonist whose life undergoes a drastic change. Their character becomes less of a human but more of a supernatural being with special abilities. Both series revolves around creatures who can do extraordinary things. At the same time, there's a dark mystery that revolves around the origins of these powers. Both series' story are thought provoking with a variety of themes. Recommended for fans of supernatural/fantasy/horror. 
report Recommended by Kong38
Dorohedoro and Gleinpir both follow protagonists who gain this weird feature about themselves that they wish to know more about. Dorohedoro follows a powerful Kaiman and his mission is to find out who changed his head into a lizard, as well as the dude who is literally inside him. However, Gleinpir is slightly different, with Shuuichi being feeble, being controlled by Claire who has a leader mindset, being used to her will in this survival game they play. Both are good anime with Dorohedoro being crazy and unpredictable, unlike Gleinpir containing bits of ecchi and supernatural. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Iconic Comedy x thriller anime both have a really interesting main storyline both have some funny/ comedy elements both have really interesting & funny characters both are multiple-protagonist story (although we do have the main protagonist in both story, lots of plots happens around side characters and are depicted in detail. This happens a lot in dorohedoro and Golden Kamuy season 3 
report Recommended by YUKIE_OREKI
pretty morbid just like dorohedoro but theres more storytelling and a deeper meaning to it 
report Recommended by katuescha
Aside from the fact that both of these anime’s titles begin with the letter D, Dead Leaves and Dorohedoro are pretty similar anime. Both anime have a similar tone, with the cast of both anime being very…strange characters. The storylines are kinda similar, with Pandy and Retro in Dead Leaves and Kaiman in Dorohedoro both not knowing who they are, and decide to search for answers. Both are pretty gory as well. I find Dorohedoro to be better, but both are worth taking a look at for sure. 
report Recommended by SebCyrSC2000
Fighter. Vinland Saga and Dorohedoro both follow strong protagonists, on the level of natural-born warriors. Vinland Saga follows Thorfinn in his revenge against Askeladd, growing along the way to get stronger and stronger. Dorohedoro follows strong fighter Kaiman in his journey to take back his head and find out more of who dwells within his body. Both are good anime featuring the same amount of action on every detail. With Dorohedoro being slightly comedic, Vinland Saga is based on history.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both have a hellhole place (where the protagonists live) and a paradise-like place.  
report Recommended by 0_UmbraJaculator
More-than-what-it-seems MC. Mystery surrounding the violent acts of clashing bloody organizations. Unusual weirdo characters. Under Ninja lacks the mesmerizing magical world of Dorohedoro and gore is less emphasized.  
report Recommended by i-loathe-sasuke
It might just be me, but I felt like Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is a more comedic Dorohedoro. Both take place in a city where anything will and can happen. Several of the characters act similarity as well. However, the main difference is the tone and humor. Dorohedoro’s humor is more dark, while Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt‘s humor is vulgar, and Dorohedoro is darker with gore and has more serious moments, while Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is mostly just a comedic anime. Plus, the storylines are very different…fans of one might want to check out the other.  
report Recommended by SebCyrSC2000
Centered around crime, violence, and degeneracy, these shows grapple with the concepts of good and evil and offer intriguing character parallels that will have you constantly switching your allegiances. 
report Recommended by Scizorrat
Disorder. Bungo Stray Dogs and Dorohedoro both follow a disordered world where authorities are negligible which allow room for destruction everywhere in their allocated locations. BSD Yokohama is made up of Port Mafia and Armed Detective Agency, the powerhouses of the city in which sometimes they collide with one another when they encounter each other in the name of pushing forward their organisations' ideals. Dorohedoro is different in that Kaiman is a lone worker with Nikaido, only out to find out who changed his head to the lizard it is now. Both anime also have that 'big boss' character. Both are good action-comedy anime although BSD has  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both anime are very gritty and gory with great world building,and considered as gore torture porn 
report Recommended by ishowhatred
Both anime have crazy art styles that blend rock and punk aesthetics although Dorohedoro is more cyberpunk while Soul Eater has a gothic horror and Halloween cartoon style to it both shows genuinely have crazy worlds of supernatural magic, madness, and demented horror that lurks under the skin and uses comedy as a method to mask it all. 
report Recommended by KuroGFX
Both are extremely gory, except Mad Bull 34 is more gorier and only has 4 episodes (3 hour long series).  
report Recommended by Sleepy_Hallow
Theyre both pretty dark 
report Recommended by Gisliii
These two show shares a lot of things in common. -First of all a very good power system and we get to see the proper utilisation of the system.There are unique and bizarre powers which might not seem strong or interesting but can be very threatening and useful. -Explores the antagonists quite nicely and we get to understand their pov.They aren't just some plain bad guys-they have profound ideology and goals of their own.The villains have pretty good bonding between them in both shows. -Despite having a dark tone,the containment of well executed good comic reliefs and wholesome moments to cheer up the atmosphere. -Firm grip on the mystery  read more 
report Recommended by Talha_R
Both series feature vibrant and rich urban fantasy worlds, with quirky characters, gang fights, and dark psychological themes (alter ego, shadow). Dorohedoro is by far more violent and magical though. 
report Recommended by valgranaire
Both of these anime have an incredibly colorful and unique cast of characters. Both settings are crazy and erratic in the best way possible. 
report Recommended by fatboypat
They have a great plotline and keep you interested. (not to mention they both include really buff people) The characters have their own cool stories which add to the uniqueness of these two animes when compared to a handful of other animes. 
report Recommended by arrived3rci
You can root for every character, pretty weird and hilarious, set in amazing worlds.  
report Recommended by FatCaiman
Both have an overpowered protagonist with selective amnesia that is trying to figure out who he was and why he has the head of another animal. 
report Recommended by Mokkori-Kuma
Both shows take place in similar settings (post apocalyptic-type dystopian worlds) and have similar vibes and humour. The characters are very likeable with strong female characters (though you see more action from the women in Dorohedoro!) Both have great OPs and EDs! However, Dorohedoro is much gorier and crazier than Kekkai Sensen. I wouldn’t suggest it for people who can’t stomach rotting corpses and flesh and such things, though they are somehow portrayed in a lighthearted(?) way. If you couldn't take the level of blood in Kekkai Sensen, then Dorohedoro is definitely not for you! That aside, if you've enjoyed both seasons of Kekkai Sensen, I  read more 
report Recommended by LocalAirhead
Both shows are a mix of extreme violence with a lot of comedy and excentric characters. Also both of them are set up in an alternative weird world. 
report Recommended by Soupa-San
Story-wise these are completely different, but that is unrelated to this recommendation. Why I'm recommending these two titles together is purely the artistic style. Specifically, the way the background is drawn. If you enjoy aesthetic drawins of unusual towns that are sketch-like but also detailed, watch these anime. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both have strong chaos vibes. There are eccentric characters and supernatural elements along with lots of 'WTF' moments. 
report Recommended by atommo
Seinen - Blood & gore, edgy dark humour. This scratches the same itch that Dorohedoro did, and both ironically being overlooked hidden gems. 
report Recommended by unknownprodigy
Both have sorcerers as an integral theme and characters with physical abnormalities. 
report Recommended by JVskunkape
like in the good ol' 90's, in vampire hunter's case and many others from that time , Dorohedoro is today like those both unfinished 12 ep serie's and perhaps unfinished manga on a short notice , wether the popularity rules it in or out, we ALL want more from Dorohedoro 
report Recommended by Shura-shurato
Both has two Main characters: A man with a weird head who doesn't remember about his past and a woman who supports him. Also both are focussed in magic, but with completely opposed tones: Meanwhile Mahoutsukai no Yome is beutiful and peaceful, Dorohedoro is bizarre and has a dirty cyber punk like stetic. 
report Recommended by Metalerogreymon
The eclectic cast is lovable, no matter which side of the conflict they are on, despite constantly committing murder and torture. Even if someone is initially introduced in a negative light, they are developed until you eventually love them. The plot is constantly twisting and changing, and everyone has their own agenda. Plot threads and character arcs that initially seem unconnected are woven together, and you're always on the edge of your seat. 
report Recommended by whither
Chaos. Dorohedoro and Elfen Lied share a similar need to bring chaos into their story. Dorohedoro does this in a crude fashion, with people dying and all kinds of hell going down. Elfen Lied does this in a slightly subtle fashion, with Lucy annihilating anyone in her way with ease. Both are good anime with Dorohedoro being much more comedic than the serious tone Elfen Lied has with its psychological themes. Both also have a thing for showing blood and gore.  
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Insanity. Both Deadman Wonderland and Dorohedoro present their respective worlds like that of which is nothing but violence. The crazy events never seem to stop in both anime. Deadman Wonderland sets a puny Ganta in the prison Deadman Wonderland after he has allegedly massacred his classmates. Dorohedoro is Kaiman wanting to find out who changed his head into a lizard head. These two are also paired with fairly overpowered female partners, Shiro and Nikaido, on their journeys. Both are good anime featuring the same amount of blood and gore here and there. With Dorohedoro being more comedic than Deadman Wonderland.  
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Insanity. Dorohedoro and Future Dairy both share a similar amount of insanity with all kinds of improbable events happening on a daily basis. Dorohedoro has Kaiman and his funny situation of having a lizard head after his regular head had been transformed. Future Diary follows Yukiteru and his involvement in a grand battle royale with the winner becoming a god. Both are accompanied by a female partner with superhuman skills, Nikaido and Yuno respectively. Both are violent good anime with just about the same number of crazy events in both of them.  
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Madness, with a dash of style. I'm talking, every bit of hell is let loose, but all so casually too. It has become a lifestyle here, simply second nature. An ecosystem built on some lethargic but vigorous world… Crazy world but I'm sure you'd love it. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
The weirdest shows. unique atmosphere. magic, tecnology, horror in both of them. 
report Recommended by clodomiro
Both are fantasy anime that fall way out of line with the seasonal isekai and more traditional fantasy like Tolkien. Both could be considered post-apocalyptic even though they do vary greatly in tone. Both feature some very well fleshed out characters and humor played out alongside intense action. Both have very memorable soundtracks, Dorohedoro's being plain weird and wild, while Land of the Lustrous' is down right beautiful. Both utilize CGI to their advantage, I can't imagine LOTL being done with 2D at this point. Both are perfect for fantasy fans who want a break from "waking up in new world" and like the originality seen  read more 
report Recommended by PhaatStakz
Both are gritty anime about the underbelly of society. Both feature extremely likable and charismatic characters doing not so likable or nice things.  
report Recommended by chipi1016
Both series have mysterious protagonists with some unique power whose journey brings them into contact with others who similarly have their own unique powers. Both series begin with little explanation and flesh out the story and the relationships of the character, their past, etc throughout. In both series those with and those without powers are physiologically distinct in an immutable way, creating power imbalances. Darker than Black has heavier sci-fi themes and much less levity than Dorohedoro. It follows the lives of people, many ex-special forces or similar, who gained unique superpowers/magic abilities after being present during a mysterious event wherein an anomaly of physics swallowed  read more 
report Recommended by redacted27
Taking back. Akame ga Kill and Dorohedoro both follow people who wish to take back what was lost, whether it be in selflessness or selfishness. Akame ga Kill follows the Night Raid and their countless assassinations for the good of the people under the reign of the corrupted Empire. Dorohedoro follows Kaiman and his actions of trying to reclaim his head as well as answer the questions of who is inside him. Both are quite gruesome anime featuring the same amount of action in both of them. With Akame ga Kill being slightly more depressing in comparison to Dorohedoro untimely mishaps and comedy.  
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