Dorohedoro is an amazing manga series. Even if it might not be so popular, but it definitely isn’t lacking regarding quality. Many people prefer anime to manga because it breathes live into the work of a mangaka. Shogakukan’s Monthly Shonen magazine’s December issue had a cover image which revealed that Q Hayashida’s Dorohedoro manga has an anime adaptation in work.
The manga belongs to the sci-fi genre, and it made its debut in Shogakukan’s Monthly Ikki magazine back in 1999. But, when Monthly Ikki ended its serialization in 2014, the manga moved to its replacement magazine Hibana. After that, it was shifted to Monthly Shonen Sunday. The manga finally reached its conclusion in Monthly Shonen Sunday’s October issue on September 12.
Here is how the mangas is described as—
In a city so dismal it’s known only as “the Hole,” a clan of Sorcerers has 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.
Viz Media began distributing the manga digitally when it launched SigIKKI, which is the online English version of Shogakukan’s Monthly Ikki seinen manga magazine. The manga was shipped in printed form in 2010 and the 22nd volume shipped on May 15.
Dorohedoro is awesome work, and for people who like seinen manga, it’s one of the better reads. It has a very good story, and it has got the potential to be turned into a wonderful anime. If the studio handling the manga is a decent one, then it could be one of the biggest revelations of the year.