Dorohedoro Manga Gets New Chapter 17 Months After Story Finale
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This year's March issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday published a new, special 14-page chapter of Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro manga on Wednesday. In the one-shot story, the Devils play a prank on Ebisu.
The science-fiction manga debuted in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine in 2000, and later moved to Hibana and then Monthly Shonen Sunday. The manga's main story ended in September 2018. The manga's 23rd and final compiled book volume shipped in November 2018.
Viz Media publishes the manga in English, and it describes the story in the first volume:
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.
The manga inspired an anime that premiered on January 12 on Tokyo MX. The anime streams in Japan on Netflix, and Netflix premiered the show before its premiere on Japanese television. The anime will have 12 television episodes plus six new "Ma no Omake" (Magic Bonus) original video anime episodes. The bonus episodes will have a total runtime of about 30 minutes. The series' second Blu-ray Disc box set will include the bonus episodes when in ships on June 17.
Yuichiro Hayashi (Garo the Animation, Garo: Divine Flame, Kakegurui) is directing the anime at MAPPA. Hiroshi Seko (Banana Fish, Mob Psycho 100, Vinland Saga) is in charge of series composition. Tomohiro Kishi (91 Days, Garo -Vanishing Line-) is designing the characters. [K]NoW_NAME (Sakura Quest, Fairy Gone) are composing the music.
(K)NoW_NAME will perform the anime's new ending theme song "D.D.D.D." They also performed the opening theme song "Welcome to Chaos" and the first ending song "Who am I."
Source: Comic Natalie