An announcement PV for the 23rd and final compiled volume of Q Hayashida's adventure fantasy manga Dorohedoro released on Monday has announced that the manga series will get a TV anime.
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. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Dorohedoro originally began serialization in monthly Ikki magazine in 2000 before transferring to HiBaNa in 2015 due to the former discontinuing its serialization. The manga then switched to Gessan when HiBaNa ceased publishing last August and concluded in the magazine's October issue on September 12. Shogakukan published the 23rd and final volume, as well as an expended special volume "Dorohedoro All Star Mekan Kanzenban" on November 12.
VIZ Media began publishing the manga digitally on the SigIkki website in 2009, the former online English version of Ikki magazine. Physical volumes have been published under the distributor's VIZ Signature imprint since 2010, with the 22nd volume released on May 15.