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Name: Dorohedoro (Japanese: ドロヘドロ)
Abbreviation(s): DRHDR
Creator: Q Hayashida (林田 球, Hayashida Kyū)
Date(s): 30 November 2000 – 12 September 2018 (manga);
12 January 2020 – 29 March 2020 (anime broadcast)
Medium: manga, anime
Country of Origin: Japan
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Dorohedoro (Japanese: ドロヘドロ) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Q Hayashida. Its first chapter was released on 30 November 2000, and the series concluded at 167 chapters on 12 September 2018 after more than 18 years of serialization. A 12-episode anime adaptation of the first forty chapters was broadcast in Japan from 12 January 2020 to 29 March 2020, then released globally through Netflix on 28 May 2020.

Synopsis of Canon and Release History

Dorohedoro is a cooking show disguised as a romantic comedy disguised as a screwball comedy that’s disguised as a death metal inter dimensional hellish horror story.

Dorohedoro takes place in a nightmarish world of humans, sorcerers, and devils. Kaiman, an amnesiac man with an inexplicably reptilian head, seeks answers about his past with the help of his friend Nikaido. Along the way, they cross paths with various factions such as the En family, the Cross-Eyes gang, and the devils that govern and torment their world.

In 2009, Viz media licensed an English-language release for North America, where it was digitally distributed through SigIKKI, the online English version of Ikki magazine at the time.


The 2020 anime series caused a surge of new interest among an international audience in the original manga, which was long considered as unknown to mainstream audiences, especially outside of its native Japan.


Notable Pairings

  • Kaiman/Nikaido (NiKaiman)
  • Shin/Noi (ShinNoi)
  • Noi/Nikaido (Noikaido)
  • Aikawa/Risu

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