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English: Dorohedoro
Japanese: ドロヘドロ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 23
Chapters: 167
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 30, 2000 to Sep 12, 2018
Authors: Hayashida, Q (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ikki


Score: 8.571 (scored by 9356 users)
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Ranked: #982
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Popularity: #150
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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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Dorohedoro has been published in English by VIZ Media under the SigIkki imprint since March 16, 2010.

The manga was first serialized in Ikki until the magazine's discontinuance on September 25, 2014. It was then serialized in HiBaNa from March 6, 2015 until its discontinuance on August 8, 2017. It was then transferred to shounen magazine Gessan on November 10, 2017.

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Sep 14, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
Settings directly from post-apocalyptic series. World filled with anomalies of every sort. Characters who are the combination of futuristic cyberpunk and magical fantasy adventure. Artwork by the assistant of BLAME, relying on nothing but new ideas that are weirder than the last one. Story centering around the daily lives of our wide and colorful cast, yet the whole thing is essentially an action comedy. No one could have ever asked for Dorohedoro because it's simply too original and specific to be an answer to a need.

There are several reasons to like this series,

-Significant amount of the original ideas offer new perspective on things. For example, read more
Oct 15, 2018
Akko_Berserk (All reviews)
The world of Dorohedoro is one of the rarest and most original that I have seen in a manga: it is violent, dark and visceral, without falling into the common topics of this kind of stories.

Personally I think that would be its main characteristic: Dorohedoro can use elements such as magic, satanism with demons or steam-punk aesthetics, but in such a way that when using them as material to build their history and lore, they end up Feeling fresh and differents.

In short, the author Q Hayashida has a gift for making the grotesque and bloody something fascinating, enjoyable and interesting. For that reason, Dorohedoro is read more
Nov 9, 2018
Tsubakiaka (All reviews)
The first Manga i ever read was Dorohedoro and i'm grateful that it was. The excitement of waiting for a book to be released and checking them out at my library 4 books at a time, the anxiety of having to return them and not be able to go back and admire the art and worrying that i was reading them too fast. I never want to forget the amazing experience that Dorohedoro was. It introduced me to a new idea of what manga is and what it can be, that the most complicated of stories can still be simple and heart warming even in read more
Nov 18, 2018
Ekin-Cicek (All reviews)
Dorohedoro, a bizarre story of black magic and revenge, follows the exploits of Kaiman, the victim of a magic user that transfigured his head into that of a reptile while simultaneously wiping all his previous memories. Accompanied by his companion Nikaido, they search for the perpetrator, hunting down sorcerers along the way.

The world of Dorohedoro is creative and nuanced, unlike a lot of what can be seen in other seinen series, a genre that tends to be dominated less by the fantastical and more by the mundane and realistic. In this society there is a dichotomy that provides a good backdrop for the plot, that read more


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