The official website of Dorohedoro announced on Jan 9, 2024, that a sequel is in the works and will be released as a streaming series. The confirmation comes after four years of eager anticipation among the fans since the original broadcast concluded in 2020.
Accompanying the announcement is a teaser visual.
Details about the storyline, cast, and release date are yet to be disclosed.
To commemorate the sequel announcement, mangaka Q Hayashida expressed her excitement, stating, “I couldn’t be happier that they’ve decided to make a continuation of the ‘Dorohedoro’ anime! Thank you so much to everyone involved. In fact, production has been progressing little by little for quite some time, and I’ve been eagerly looking forward to seeing the progress. Although some time has passed since the first season, please do come back and immerse yourself once again in the world of ‘Dorohedoro’ anime“.
Dorohedoro is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Q Hayashida. It was serialized in Shogakukan’s manga magazines Monthly Ikki (November 2000 to September 2014), Hibana (March 2015 to August 2017), and Monthly Shonen Sunday (November 2017 to September 2018); its chapters were collected in 23 tankobon volumes.
A 12-episode anime television series adaptation produced by MAPPA was broadcast in Japan on Tokyo MX from January to March 2020. It was followed by a worldwide streaming release on Netflix in May 2020.
MyAnimeList describes the plot of the series as:
Hole—a dark, decrepit, and disorderly district where the strong prey on the weak and death is an ordinary occurrence—is all but befitting of the name given to it. A realm separated from law and ethics, it is a testing ground to the magic users who dominate it. As a race occupying the highest rungs of their society, the magic users think of the denizens of Hole as no more than insects. Murdered, mutilated, and made experiments without a second thought, the powerless Hole dwellers litter the halls of Hole’s hospital on a daily basis.
Possessing free access to and from the cesspool, and with little challenge to their authority, the magic users appear indomitable to most—aside for a few. Caiman, more reptile than man, is one such individual. He hunts them on a heedless quest for answers with only a trusted pair of bayonets and his immunity to magic. Cursed by his appearance and tormented by nightmares, magic users are his only clue to restoring his life to normal. With his biggest obstacle being his stomach, his female companion Nikaidou, who runs the restaurant Hungry Bug, is his greatest ally.
Set in a gritty world of hellish design, Dorohedoro manages a healthy blend of comedy and lightheartedness with death and carnage. Taking plenty of twists and turns while following the lives of Hole’s residents, it weaves a unique world of unearthly origin and dreary appearance not for the squeamish or easily disturbed.
Source: Official Website