A sequel to Dorohedoro has been announced, revealing that the bloody dark fantasy anime, originally animated by MAPPA and released on Netflix, will return as a web series.
The official account of Dorohedoro anime “Welcome back, chaos,” the post began. “It has been decided that the Dorohedoro anime will return as a web series. Teaser images have also been released. The ‘chaotic’ world woven by Caiman and Nikaido begins to move again! Stay tuned for the next report!”
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The author of the original Dorohedoro manga, Q Hayashida, also said he will play an important role in the production of the sequel. More news is coming in 2024, as revealed by his own X post. On the official website, Hayashida also revealed that the series has been in production for some time. With the decision to call this a sequel series instead of Part 2 and MAPPA’s lack of social media posts, it’s unclear whether the studio (also behind other explicitly violent anime adaptations like Chainsaw Man) will return to animating anime or not. A sequel was announced on January 9, 2024, almost exactly four years after Season 1 first aired in Japan (January 12, 2020). Attack on Titan: Final season director Yuichiro Hayashi directed Part 1. It’s also unclear if he will return.
Hayashida credits the popularity and support of the first season as the reason a sequel was greenlit. While CBR reports on the most popular anime series on Netflix in the first half of 2023, four years on, Dorohedoro is still performing incredibly strong on the streaming platform, with 3.3 million hours of viewing from January to June 2023. The series also ranked in CBR Anime’s The Best Seinen, Ranking, and despite its surprising level of gore, the 10 Best Horror Anime for Beginners.
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The first Dorohedoro anime ended around Volume 8 of the manga. VIZ Media licenses the series and describes the upcoming story: “The professor has found his estranged wife’s house, but there is no sign of her in the cottage. Following the Professor closely, Shin and Noi find themselves in serious trouble with the house. new inhabitants: a group of opponents to En with powerful abilities. Meanwhile, political intrigue simmers among the demons in hell, and Caiman and Nikaido attempt to mend their friendship after a brutal and near-fatal duel. Fujita gets closer to her long-awaited revenge against Caiman, Risu gets closer to the leader of Cross-Eyes, and Ebisu gets closer to her past in this highly anticipated Dorohedoro episode !”
Source: Dorohedoro, X official website (formerly Twitter)