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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 5633456,334 users)
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Ranked: #602
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Popularity: #49
Members: 174,533
Favorites: 13,413

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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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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, ...
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. ...
May 28, 2021
There are lots of problems here so I'm not sure where to start.

Without any doubt the greatest strength of this manga is it's art. It's not exactly beautiful, it's really dirty looking but really detailed and fitting for it's setting. A pretty good match for the horror atmosphere that it gets into sometimes.

The characters are ok for the most part. Both the protagonists and antagonists are likeable and charismatic enough to keep things fun, but this only covers the first part of the story.

The biggest problem with this, and the one that completely drags it's good points to the mud is the writing of the ...

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