Release date revealed for adaptation based on Q Hayashida's darkly humorous dark fantasy manga
Some quick news for fans of a bit of the ol' head-biting ultra-violence: Dorohedoro, the TV anime adaptation based on Q Hayashida's darkly humorous dark fantasy manga about a man cursed with a serious case of "tragic reptile face", is heading to Netflix in the United States and other world markets beginning in May of 2020.
In a surreal magical post-apocalypse, Caiman is just trying to figure out who he is, one bite at a time. Dorohedoro arrives May 28th! pic.twitter.com/G5JMlZgKkt— NX (@NXOnNetflix) April 21, 2020
The original Dorohedoro manga was serialized in Shogakukan's Monthly Shōnen Sunday magazine. An English language version of Dorohedoro is also published by 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 Dorohedoro TV anime is directed by Yuichiro Hayashi and features animation production by MAPPA. The series recently concluded its Japanese TV broadcast on Tokyo MX, BS11, and Mainichi Broadcasting System, and it hits Netflix in the United States and other world markets on May 28, 2020.
Source: NX on Netflix Twitter feed (@NXOnNetflix)
Copyright notice: © Q Hayashida・Shogakukan / Dorohedoro Production Committee
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