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Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

posted on by Karen Ressler
Sci-fi manga launched in 1999

This year's August issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine announced on Thursday that Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro manga had three chapters remaining, including the chapter in this month's issue. If there are no breaks, the manga will end with the 167th chapter on September 12.

The science-fiction manga debuted in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine in 1999. When Monthly Ikki ended serialization in 2014 the manga moved to its replacement magazine Hibana, and then to Monthly Shonen Sunday when Hibana ceased publication in 2017. The manga's 22nd compiled volume shipped in Japan in June 2017.

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.

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 22nd volume shipped on May 15.

Source: Monthly Shonen Sunday August issue

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