Dorohedoro Anime Takes a Bite Out of Japanese TV in January of 2020

Adaptation based on anarchic manga dark fantasy manga by Q Hayashida will also stream on Netflix

Caiman confronts a Sorcerer in a screen capture from the Dorohedoro TV anime.


It's an all-you-can eat buffet of new information, because a the main staff, the main cast, new key visuals, a new trailer, and the broadcast details have all been revealed for Dorohedoro, a highly anticipated upcoming TV anime abased on the ecclectic dark fantasy adventure manga by Q Hayashida about a lizard-headed man trying to get his normal head back.


The main staff for Dorohedoro includes:


  • Original work: Q Hayashida (serialized in Shogakukan's Monthly Shōnen Sunday magazine)
  • Director: Yuichiro Hayashi
  • Series composition: Hiroshi Seko
  • Character design: Tomohiro Saki
  • World appearance design, art design: Shinji Kimura
  • Screen image design: Yusuke Tannawa
  • Color design: Tomoko Washida
  • 3DCG director: Yuki Nomoto
  • Director of photography: Hyo Gyu Park
  • Editor: Masator Yoshitake
  • Sound director: Akiko Fujita
  • Music producer: (K)NoW_NAME
  • Animation production: MAPPA 


The main cast for Dorohedoro includes:


Caiman, a man with a lizard head in the Dorohedoro TV anime.


Wataru Takagi as Caiman.


Nikaido, a blonde woman in a jumpsuit in the Dorohedoro TV anime.


Reina Kondō as Nikaido.


En, an evil gangster with flaming red hair in the Dorohedoro TV anime.


Kenyu Horiuchi as En.


Shin, a hammer-wielding goon in glasses, a business suit, and tennis shoes in the Dorohedoro TV anime.


Yoshimasa Hosoya as Shin.


Noi, a tall, silver-haired woman in a motorcycle suit and bandages in the Dorohedoro TV anime.


Yū Kobayashi as Noi.


Fujita, a Sorcerer with a trapper hat, a Tengu mask, and pointy-toed shoes in the Dorohedoro TV anime.


Kengo Takanashi as Fujita.


Ebisu, a purple-haired Sorceress clad in greeves and a pair of tiny scythes sheathed at her shoulders in the Dorohedoro TV anime.


And Miyu Tomita as Ebisu.


Hisao Egawa and Mitsuhiro Ichiki were also announced as the voices of Baux and Kasukabe, respectively (not pictured). 



An English language version of the Dorohedoro manga is available from Viz Manga, who describe the story of the series as follows:


In a city so dismal it's known only as "the Hole," a clan of Sorcerers have been plucking people off the streets to use as guinea pigs for atrocious "experiments" in the black arts. In a dark alley, Nikaido found Caiman, a man with a reptile head and a bad case of amnesia. To undo the spell, they're hunting and killing the Sorcerers in the Hole, hoping that eventually they'll kill the right one. But when En, the head Sorcerer, gets word of a lizard-man slaughtering his people, he sends a crew of "cleaners" into the Hole, igniting a war between two worlds.


The "pop" key visual for Dorohedoro, featuring main characters Caiman and Nikaido running amok in The Hole.


The "cool" key visual for the Dorohedoro TV anime, featuring Nikaido and Caiman looking tough and intimidating while flanked by trophies made from the heads of their foes.


Dorohedoro will broadcast in Japan on Tokyo MX and other stations on Sundays during the 24:00 time slot beginning on January 12, 2020. The series will also be digitally distributed on Netflix.




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