Although Pandora Hearts is considerably less violent and gritty than Dorohedoro, they are both mysteries revolving around characters with lost memories who want to find out who they really are and how their past relates to the present. Except that in Pandora Hearts, instead of one character having identity issues, it's practically the whole main cast.
Dorohedoro is definitely a lot more violent and brutal than Pandora Hearts, but the fact that the plots deal with similar things concerning memory, past lives etc etc, makes them both manga that one should read
Thematically, both are very similar to one another, as each revolve around the concept of forgotten identities and a history that may have been better left disclosed. Character motivations and attributes are similar, and each of the settings boast original magic not seen in other series' in well crafted, oftentimes bizarre worlds.
At first glance, Dorohedoro and Pandora Hearts have nothing in common. But once you get past the visual, and deeper into the minds of the characters and the themes of the story (missing memories, seeing how your past life relates to the world of the present), you begin to see many similarities. Pandora Hearts is considerably less violent, but hey, there's still decapitations, child murder, massacres and so on. PH also gets compared a lot to other irrelevant series because they look similar/have similar styles or settings while no no similarities in story content or character complexity, but make no mistake, this is the manga it should be compared to. And if you like both these manga, I also recommend you read Berserk, which is similar to both. read more
Pandora Hearts and Dorohedoro both revolve around a main protagonist with lost memories. And throughout their perspective stories, more are uncovered about their character. Although different from a standard viewpoint (with Dorohedoro being much more violent), both of their worlds contain main abnormalities and phenomenons that defies the laws of nature. I recommend both series for those into supernatural fantasy with a taste of mystery involving the characters and their stories.
Both have similar styles and presentations. Protags are similar in how they're a fusion of two things and tend to act like assholes. Lots of action, death, gore, cynicism, and dark humor. One deals with magic while the other deals with demons.
-They're both dark gritty series with a lot of violence, but it's all mixed together with great comedic moments from the character interactions.
-They both have similar presentation styles (art, character designs, setting)
Similar gritty, hopeless, style and another manga in which death happens pretty easily and are not as important as they are in other manga.
A lot of comedic moments.
A very original MC who's kind of an asshole sometimes.
Relationships between characters are very entertaining (chainsaw and power/fujita and ebisu for example).
They both have a dark setting, but also applies humor. Both show gore and sometimes disgusting images.
Both have a world where people with special or magical abilities live.
Both have protagonists who have weird heads (?), and are a special case in regards of what species they are.
Some character designs give off similar vibes.
Amnesiac protagonist with a cheery girl as his best friend are on a mission to discover our main character's true identity. Theres also an oddball family with unique abilities who sometimes come in conflict with our heros, as well as a larger overarching conspiracy taking place because of a magical ability. As disturbing and bloody as they are hilarious and sweet, these two stories share similar themes of love and friendship while trying to find the truth behind a dark mystery.
The main protagonist is an amnesic, strained, yet deformed human whom just wants to recover his identity aswell memories, with the trust for only a strong and independent girl as the only he used to knew before everything.
On these unique and beautiful-styled seinen, they'll go through surreal and horrific situations in fantastic-themed worlds, meeting more bizarre characters and and a series of mysteries to unravel.
Both are violent, action-heavy series with plotlines that'll leave you much to question and think about. Both are fantasy worlds with very interesting cosmologies. Both have their share of massacres and badassery.
Both are action, adventure, fantasy, seinen mangas. They are very gory and contain lots of supernational elements( e. g. either of them have some sort of alternative dimension or there are magic users, etc. ). Dorohedoro however involves more comedy. Anyway, both of them are great mangas.
Berserk and Dorohedoro are filled gorgeous art, complex stories, unique characters and easily hold their own in the manga world. Personally both stand out in very different ways and i didn't even make a connection to them until recently but I really urge you to read both.
~both stories are set in an entirely different world that will draw you in
~magic plays big roles in each, Berserk has more classic sorcery while dorohedoro has its entire own type of magic
~main characters are memorable for their personalities
~lovable and funny main sidekick (puck and kaiman)
~both have unorthodox art styles that really make them standout. Berserk being more realistic style with incredible detail (that only gets better through the story) while dorohedoro has a more sketchy and punk-like feeling
~Both authors learned how to draw humans better through the years
~lots of boobs in non sexual situations...like I know this is weird to point out but you sorta start to notice that people tend to end up topless but it normally makes sense as to why (sometimes??)
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.
While Dorohedoro is rather unique manga, executed differently than Tokyo Ghoul, common themes can be found, what alone deserve recommendation. Identity, insanity and masks(!) from less popular, obedience(to orgaznization), artificial family bounds, tolerance and oppression from more popular and even power and friendship , but let us leave those two aside. Both stories follow not only protagonist, but also antagonists, as well as side characters. There is also typical for action-seinen gore. But maybe it all comes down to masks. Anyway, they sometimes give the same feeling and are worth reading.
If you liked Tokyo Ghoul's dark and gritty story, you need to get into Dorohedoro! They are both seinen manga about a split society (basically two groups of races at war with each other), masked people and lots of gore and body horror. In both series the main character undergoes some sort of identitiy crisis. Probably the biggest difference is, that Dorohedoro doesn't take itself that seriously sometimes, while TG pretty much always does.
Both have a rather large cast of characters which are still nicely managed and get a share of screen time and with often changing perspectives and range from androids, forgotten goddesses, mushroom obsessed mafiosi and masked children.
Both surprise with their absurd and sometimes rather dark humour and sudden violence and gore which is toned down in Voynich with the highly stylized art while shown in full detail in the more realistically drawn Dorohedoro.
While both series have a rather bleak setting, one on a post war island where landmines, war orphans are regular and long history of colonial oppression is present, the other in a dirty town where supernatural powered sorcerers hunt humans for fun and zombies rise yearly, they show the light and "cute" scenes, whith themes of friendship, love and family while never being to saccharinely sweet. read more
Both series contain very likeable characters, violent battles & a great sense of mystery. While Dorohedoro revolves around devil worshiping sorcerers, it does have the same level of "wtf bizarre moments" as JoJo. Part 4 of JoJo doesn't have the same scale of mystery as Dorohedoro but does have the same laid back attitude.
A seinen work done by a female mangaka, with a sketch-like drawing style, with an unconventional story telling, in a unique world. Oh, and it’s totally awesome. Sounds very much like Dorohedoro and Beastars to me. The only big difference is that one work will turn your sexual orientation towards devils, and the other towards furries.
Both are wonderful manga that combine elements of mystery, drama, and humor in a dark universe where society is split into the strong and the weak. While Beastars focuses on the conflict between predator and prey, Dorohedoro does something similar in the metaphorical sense; magic-users play the role of predator and humans serve as the prey.
Although Dorohedoro and Hellper are of different genres, Seinen and Shonen repsectively, they both share similar elements in tone and art. Both series have a sort of uncanny art style that is very detailed, yet sketch-like in nature, that ends up being very unique and unusual. Both stories also have a very strong sense of black humor that is also incorperated into the fast-paced fight scenes, Hellper being based around hell, and Dorohedoro having all sorts of death.
Despite this glaring similarities, there are also some more minor ones. Both stories have very developed antagonists, almost to the point where you cheer them on. Also, both series have at least one character whose power seems mundane at first, but is revealed to be very effective. read more
Both series adapts a more mature setting with dark fantasy elements. There is experimentation and super powers that exists in their world. The main characters become a key figure of mystery as we learn their role in the story. Both series also adapts graphic violence with its action and mystery. There is also an unique insight on some of the themes of both series that is well crafted by their storytelling.
The two stories hold a remarkably similar premise if you boil it to the bare minimum. Both protagonists are reptilian men, both have to deal with magical shenanigans, and both worlds that they live in are dark, gritty, and very interesting. However, while Dorohedoro has a much decided fantasy feeling to it, Keyman goes the other route with a film noir feel to it, with a lot of American comic book super hero styles thrown in to boot. I'd recommend giving Keyman a go if you enjoyed Dorohedoro.
The artist of Dorohedoro was an assistant to Tsutomu Nihei, author of BLAME!
That aside, you have a dystopian future with antiheroes, aberrant mutations and so on, but there are differences too.
For one, Dorohedoro has magic, and the story has a lot of black humor and even a little charming romance thrown in.
Another point is the art style of Dorohedoro: I can only describe it as 'unique', and it might take some getting used to .. it sort of evokes BLAME! but in its own way, you'll see if you check it out.
Now, the art is extremely well drawn & very detailed, it looks amazing in print but the online versions usually are not up to par so beware. read more
Both give me a particular feeling that I hardly ever get; that I've been taken to a place beyond anything I had previously imagined. With this feeling comes the sensation that anything can happen, which makes for the best possible reading experience, in my opinion.
I do not even get how anybody else thought something else is more similar than these two. A lot of the basic character art and setting art are extremely similar, and the world concept seems pretty clearly inspired by Battle Angel.
Soil and Dorohedoro are both mysteries with extremely chaotic plots that actually are thought through from the beginning to the very end. Soil is a bit more mature in it's plot and humor, but just as Dorohedoro's messy first volume, it's really worth trying to get through the massive wall of salt that will keep you from reading Soil.
Caiman and Vash share serious, yet goofy, demeanors but mean well and care for those around them. However, that alone is not enough. Since the two series share similar fantasy elements in their sci-fi stories, in addition to characters often acting in grotesque and creepy manners (i.e. Coleman and Legato).
Both mangas have a strong female and male leads and the story is about the bond they create. Dorohedoro does it way better, though. (Even because it has more time to flesh out the characters, CC feels a little bit rushed.)
I found the same things that I love in Dorohedoro in Golden Kamui. Mainly I love that even though both manga in the beginning make it seem like there's a good guy and a bad guy, but it isn't so simple we get to learn both groups and even a third shows up (The Yakuza, The magicians and Kaiman's group in Dorohedoro and Tsurumi's 7th division, Hijikata's group and Sugimoto's group in Golden Kamui). We get to learn all parties and they all have their own arcs and we see the story from many points of view. I don't find this often in most manga I read, so these 2 seem like a breath of the freshest air. There a ton of quirky and fun characters in both series. A lot of characters on all sides get developed and delved in. We love people from all parties. Both series also combine comedy and fighting/gore really well.  read more
The two possess similar analogous setting where its normal, for example, in dorohedoro, the setting is a dark, gritty disorderly district where killing is an ordinary occurrence! In kekkai sensen, its more chaotic because you see explosion, accidents and all weird creatures! The characters in both series have unique personalities and shares the strong chemistry to the group. I definitely recommend dorohedoro if you like kekkai sensen
Similar atmosphere in many ways. Both are grotesque and the fight scenes have similar pacing, that is to say good pacing. The fight scenes also have an emphasis on weapons. The plots are also similar in a basic way, with a guy looking for someone, which makes for good episodic storytelling. The biggest difference is that there is hardly any comedy in kiba no tabishounin, but i often would like to read things with similar atmosphere and overall quality.
If you're looking for a rather peculiar series with experimentation and dark humor, then these two series could be something to invest into time with. Dorohedoro and Franken Fran not only adapts their premises with a great degree but also has a memorable cast of characters. These characters are involved in highly unusual roles in a story with many twists and turns.
Ran to Haiiro no Sekai is not a blurred mystery but a light-hearted slice of life. It is not violent, dark or dramatic like Dorohedoro. The artstyle too is different, not gritty but clean and bright into a classical Josei fashion.
But both have a very bizarre and imaginative display of the magic, unique story telling and witty humour. Both share a pluri dimensional world built with original details and an overall flavour of a dream blended with modernism.
Similar partnerships with Victoria, Alucard and Nikaido, Kaiman. Both present very violent and gruesome battles and engagements. While both manga have supernatural aspects, Dorohedoro is more of a post-punk sort of setting, opposed to hellsing's more or less realistic approach.
Both are violent mangas in a dark fantasy setting with a lot of fights. The main characters can't remember parts of their past. Dorohedoro however contains more humor. Both are great mangas. If you liked one, give the other one a try!
The style of surreal, bizarre and macabre dark comedy reminiscent of Tim Burton's grotesque artistry -- especially when it comes to visuals, weird characters and plot twists. If you liked this side of Dorohedoro you might like Hell's Angels as well. Dorohedoro seems to be a bit more morbid and generally mature though (like with all the violence), while Hell's Angels is more of a comedy at the core.
Great mangas in horror genre. Both are bizarre, full of mysteries and feature an ugly,filthy but good art. Main characters in these seires have a animal head (lizard head in Dorohedoro and chicken head in Fourteen). They are dark and have great world-construction. Stories centers not in only one character, but in diferent point-of-views about what is happening to the world.