Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro Manga Gets TV Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Retailer Rakuten's listing for this year's December issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine features a cover image that reveals that Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro manga has a television anime adaptation in the works. The issue will ship on Monday.
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 ended in Monthly Shonen Sunday's October issue on September 12. The manga's 23rd and final compiled book volume will ship on Monday.
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.
Sources: Rakuten Books website, Monthly Shonen Sunday December issue