Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro Manga to End in Next Volume

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Story of man cursed with reptile head by Sorcerers to conclude in 19th book

The 18th compiled book volume of Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro manga revealed on Friday that the series will end in the next volume. The science-fiction manga debuted in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine in 1999.

Viz Media began distributing the manga digitally when it launched SigIKKI, its online English version of Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki seinen manga magazine, in 2009. The North American manga distributor then began releasing the title in printed book form in 2010, and the 10th volume will ship on August 13.

Viz Media's description of the manga's first volume is 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.

SigIKKI posted an interview with Hayashida in 2010. In the interview, Hayashida discussed how she became a manga creator and her art background, her process in creating Dorohedoro and its cover art, and how she balances both serious and comedic elements in Dorohedoro. Photos of sketches and rough drafts of Hayashida's work are also posted on the website.

[Via Manga News]

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