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Japanese: ドロヘドロ
English: Dorohedoro
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 23
Chapters: 190
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 30, 2000 to Sep 12, 2018
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror
Theme: Gore Gore
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Gessan
Authors: Hayashida, Q (Story & Art)


Score: 8.681 (scored by 5681156,811 users)
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Ranked: #732
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Popularity: #49
Members: 175,789
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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. Caiman, 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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Dorohedoro was published in English by VIZ Media under the SigIkki imprint from March 16, 2010 to September 17, 2019.

The manga was first serialized in Ikki magazine until its discontinuance with the November 2014 issue. Serialization then moved to HiBaNa on March 6, 2015 (volume 1) and continued until its discontinuance on August 8, 2017, and then to shounen magazine Gessan starting with the December 2017 issue.

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May 3, 2024
The following review is in Spanish and English (this one translated with the support of DeepL)
The version I read is the spanish translation by Derian CU, who belongs to "Fansub Obras Perdidas"


One of the main strengths of its story is the fantastic set of characters, because although it could be said that Kaiman and Nikaido is the main couple, as the story progresses, more and more characters are added, each one contributing their point of view in different narrative planes, constituting a choral story.

If you saw the adaptation in 2020 you will also have perceived it in this way, despite being the antagonists, the EN ...
Jun 13, 2019
Mixed Feelings

There are two types of absurd but well-told storytelling. You get anime such as Gurren Lagann or Redline where the interest is piqued because of its spectacle and over-the-top visuals and characters. Or you get anything made by Masaaki Yuasa where the presentation is wacky and strange but underneath the surface, there lies a lot of character analysis, social critique, and philosophy that a majority of his audience can find relatable.

Dorohedoro had the potential to be a well-thought out mystery containing dark humor and sick action. But unfortunately it built-up something so huge that the climax was below underwhelming. ...
Dec 27, 2021
dorohedoro aims to present a messy, chaotic world that we explore and learn more about with a cast that is just as wild as they world they inhabit. and while seemingly acheiving this it really doesn't go all-in, it seriously squanders it's potential.

the good: general art and character designs. the art is pretty good and the look of characters introduced continues to arouse and hold interest throughout all 23 volumes.

the bad: for this type of story, the story is surprisingly reserved. there's really no thrills. a touch of mystery here and there but no substantive story.

basically, it looks nice. i'll admit it has a ...

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