The first season of Dorohedoro was an absolute hit, and now its fans are waiting for Dorohedoro Season 2. It was one of the best shows of last year and received a lot of appreciation from both fans and critics alike. Some viewers even described this anime series as addictive, and now they’re getting desperate for the sequel. So, when will the second season of the anime return to screens?
Dorohedoro is a Japanese dark fantasy action anime series. It is the remake of Q Hayashida’s manga series of the same name back in 2015 until 2017 with 23 volumes in total. MAPPA studio animated the first season of this popular anime that debuted last year in January 2020 directed by Yuichiro Hayashi. It ran for a total of 18 episodes, out of which six are OVAs. Fans saw the finale of the inaugural installment in March 2020. Now, who can wait for the next sequel?
Dorohedoro Season 1: Recap Story
The series is set in a post-apocalyptic future, taking place across three distinct realms: Hole, a sprawling favela-like city inhabited by humans, heavily polluted from sorcerers’ magic. Next, the Sorcerers world, a vibrant land filled with magic users and controlled by sorcerer crime boss En and Hell, a torturous underworld occupied by all deceased sorcerers and ruled by demons, presided over by head demon Chidaruma.
Despite appearing similar, humans and sorcerers are two distinct species, the former evolving naturally while the latter originated from a primordial devil named Chidaruma. Sorcerers have a specialized circulatory system that allows them to produce smoke, the source of their unique magical powers. Most sorcerers have weaker powers while others may be capable of far greater feats such as resurrecting the dead or controlling time; these powers are incredibly rare and highly prized.
A man named Caiman is searching for his real identity after a transformation by a sorcerer left him with a reptile’s head and no memory of his former life. Along with his friend Nikaido, he violently assaults sorcerers in the Hole, with the aim of taking their heads into his mouth, where a strange face appears from his throat and judges whether the sorcerer he has bitten onto was the one responsible for his transformation or not. Somehow, Caiman is immune to magical effects and as a result is extremely dangerous to sorcerers, especially given his large size and proficiency with knives.
Dorohedoro Season 2: Renewal Status
The debut season of the anime remained quite faithful to the manga series. It did skip some chapters, but that didn’t affect the plot of the series. However, the art style of the manga and the anime is a bit different. So, that was the only major difference between the manga and its adaptation. The inaugural season of the anime adopted the first 40 chapters of the manga.
Well, this means it consumed the content up to the 8th volume. There are a total of 23 books in the manga series. So, MAPPA still has a lot of content to use in Dorohedoro Season 2. They can easily make the third season of the series as well with the remaining source material. So, fans can make sure there are big possibilities for Dorohedoro Season 2
Dorohedoro Season 2: Release Date
It is extremely important for any show to get a positive response from both the audience and the critics in order to get a renewal. Dorohedoro got a tremendous response upon its arrival. Another great thing is that Dorohedoro was popular enough even before the arrival of the anime series.
Currently, the manga is busy in the production of several big projects, and it might affect the production of this show. Therefore, fans can expect Dorohedoro Season 2 to release in early or middle 2023. Hence, keep an eye on this corner for the exact date and official renewal. We will update you soon.