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Dorohedoro

Dorohedoro

Alternative Titles

English: Dorohedoro
Japanese: ドロヘドロ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Dec 30, 2000 to ?
Authors: Hayashida, Q (Story & Art)
Serialization: HiBaNa

Statistics

Score: 8.591 (scored by 6047 users)
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Ranked: #782
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Popularity: #198
Members: 23,371
Favorites: 1,854
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Synopsis

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 restore 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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Dorohedoro has been published in English by VIZ Media under the SigIkki imprint since March 16, 2010.

The manga was previously serialized in Ikki until the magazine's discontinuance on September 25, 2014 (2014-11). It then transferred to Hibana on March 6, 2015 (2015-04).

Characters

Kaiman
Kaiman
Main
Ebisu
Ebisu
Main
Shin
Shin
Main
Nikaidou
Nikaidou
Main
Noi
Noi
Main
En
En
Main
Fujita
Fujita
Main


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hJ
Mar 14, 2012
What we learn from this manga:

1. Comedy and Gore can become a good combo
2. An awesome protagonist doesn't have to be handsome
3. Heroine too can kick ass in an action manga
4. Nakama power isn't limited to "Heroes" only
5. Every character can be given proper air time without any difficulty
6. Magic isn't limited to Harry Porter only
6. Weird art does not mean Bad Art
7. Even in a weird series you can show emotions
9. If you are original, you may not get popular but you will always be awesome
8. Female mangaka can handle a fast action packed Seinen

All of this and more ....
In the most chaotic read more
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Neiru2013
Jun 2, 2011
This is perhaps the most original, trippiest, creepiest, and imaginative thing I've ever read.

The world is very well thought-out. It is primarily divided into the Hole, a place populated by humans, and the Magic Users' world, populated by human-looking beings with extraordinar[ily weird] abilities. These abilities range from your standard healers, to devastating mushroom attacks, and everything in between. The humans and the magic users don't like each other.

The plot is a lot harder to describe. I mean, saying "well it's about an amnesiac guy with a lizard head named Kaiman who wants his real face back so he's biting people faces so that the read more
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Dysoth
Sep 1, 2014
Dorohedoro is in one word unique.

One might also describe it as weird, bizarre, eery or simply creepy.

Plot (10):
Magic is really nothing new to be used as theme in manga, but Dorohedoro turns even this highly used concept and manages to deform it to something you've never seen in any other work. I don't want to go into details now, because I'd have to spoil parts of the story, so I'll only say this:
Magic in Dorohedoro is not shining nor sparkling, but rather the complete opposite and that is what makes it so interesting to me.

Art (7):
The art on this series most would describe as flat read more
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Gazoinks
Sep 6, 2013
Dorohedoro, as a series all about the plot twists, is kind of hard to describe easily. It takes place in a gritty magic-punk dual world: The high-class world of the magic users, and the slum-like Hole, the world of the non-magic users. The story centers around Kaiman, a man with a lizard head and no memories. He hunts down magic users, eats their head, and then the person inside his mouth evaluates them, looking for someone. And that description does absolutely no justice to the series.

Q Hyashida loves 'er plot twists. Yes, this series is filled with twist after crazy read more
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