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The story revolves around Kaiman, who does not remember who he was before he was transfigured by a Magic user. This transformation left him with a reptile's head, and a desire to find out the truth about who he really is. Accompanied by Nikaido, his female companion, he tracks down Magic Users in "The Hole" and unceremoniously chomps down on their head, hoping to find out who it was that put him in this state. One by one, they witness this "second man" inside the head of Kaiman, and after pulling them back out of his mouth he asks them all a question.
"What did the guy inside my head say?"


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Mud Sludge
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Latest Release(s)
v.22 c.156 by Fallen Syndicate 4 months ago
v.22 c.155 by Fallen Syndicate 6 months ago
v.22 c.154 by Fallen Syndicate 9 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
22 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

4 topics, 14 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (640 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.78 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 20th 2018, 10:23am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Gessan (Shogakukan)
Hibana (Shogakukan)
Ikki (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (21 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #266 increased(+66)
Monthly Pos #276 decreased(-33)
3 Month Pos #262 decreased(-7)
6 Month Pos #255 decreased(-10)
Year Pos #234 decreased(-23)

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On 1734 wish lists
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Forum Posts
Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro Manga to End in Next Volume over 4 years ago
So 16 is not the final volume? over 6 years ago
A question about this manga over 7 years ago
What's up with Dorohedoro? over 7 years ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sending
October 24th, 2012, 8:00pm
This is one of the best manga I've ever read. Seriously. It's AWESOME. You may be turned off by the gore, fantastical plot, and stark drawing style, but don't be. Give it a chance, and Dorohedoro will blow your socks off.

Kaiman and Nikaido's friendship is heartwarming, Noi and Shin's relationship is adorable, and En is just a badass. Also, Fujita is the best character ever. He's hands down my favorite. <3

DEFINITELY at least give it a try through the first five chapters!

... Last updated on November 3rd, 2012, 2:53pm
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Give it a try   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by toasted
October 6th, 2012, 3:08pm
I gave this manga a try long ago, and gave up quickly. But then I went back after coming across some recommendations, and am so glad I did. This is one of my all time favorite mangas. After getting past this first few chapters, I couldn't put it down and was hugely addicted.

Pros: This is the cleverist of clever manga out there. It has an original story and great character development. I love the strange artwork with the masks, and the odd world grew on me. You end up liking the good guys as much as the bad guys, and good luck figuring out who which side the characters are on. It draws you in completely, which makes it a solid 10.

Cons: I wish the releases werent so slow in coming out. Meanwhile I guess I will have to re-read it, and will probably pick up on things I didn't the first time. It's not hard to enjoy the story, but some things arent obvious so Wikipedia helped me to fill in some concepts I didn't get at first.
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Epic !!!!   
Rating: N/A
by tooawesome
July 30th, 2012, 3:40am
It's just too awesome, I even register just to comment on this one.
It feels like the first time I read manga, the art and story are so exciting. It is special because there 's nothing right and wrong, no evil or hero, but I can guarantee that you 'll not feel boring even a little bit.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sircus
November 9th, 2011, 10:18am
A must read for sure. Expand your manga horizon. Really like the mix between mystery, action, magic. Very well developed characters. Up to volume 15 its pure bliss to be swept away in this amazing work.

... Last updated on November 9th, 2011, 10:21am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NightMareX1
October 30th, 2011, 9:32pm
If you read this till the end you'll realise that is not just awesome, it has a story for real and strong character development. The best manga i've ever read, I mean, this is the only one who made me read 70 pages in 10 minutes.
By the way, who said "Nothing is new, everything is a copy" didn't read this manga.
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Bizzare, offbeat, sometimes hilarious   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
August 10th, 2011, 3:15pm
This may not be a manga that appeals to everyone. I enjoy the art and the roughness of it, but others may not. I like that the artist obviously draws their work as opposed to using a lot of CG backgrounds or photoshoped stuff. I think the bizarreness of the imagery goes well with the black humor of the story. Some of the humor sometimes had me guffawing in laughter, other times not. Black humor and gore may not be everyone's cup of tea however. There's also some stuff that actually surprises a jaded manga reader like myself.

Some of the problems it has is that sometimes it feels that there isn't a well grounded system that explains how things work. This is why sometimes it feels that some stuff is just made up at the spur of the moment. If you pull off ideas that are just thrown in there no one will notice, but sometimes some things don't seem as well thought out so it becomes noticeable. Also there are times when the humor is a little forced or takes precedence over the story making one feel that the story is dragging a bit.

This is still a pretty fun and original work that contains a fair amount of surprises which made it hard for me to put down. At this time I give it a 9.
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Bewildering, Flabbergasting, Staggering...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by keepsitrealer
July 29th, 2011, 2:17am
... All words that scarcely illustrate the epicness of this manga. The carefully selected minutias and interactions of the characters and the story line beckons readers to read on to the next chapter. The main character exemplifies, and perhaps is the epitome, of cool. I fear that if he were any cooler, the universe would freeze over. The only faux pas of this manga, is that it is not yet well known. It vexatious that my written accolades alone do not serve this manga justice... please for the love of all that is good and enjoyable in the world... READ THIS MANGA!!
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This is amazing!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yokeepsitreal
May 16th, 2011, 9:50pm
This manga got me hooked right away and I couldn't stop reading. The story and characters are so unique and fun. I don't know, this manga has everything I can ask for in a manga. A mysterious, badass, strong main character that also has a sense of humor. The setting is super cool and complex. The others characters are just as interesting. And most importantly, this manga doesn't have a good vs. evil kind of thing. Rather everyone has a reason for doing what they do and the manga doesn't take sides with one particular group. As a result, I was able to enjoy reading the Kaiman/Nikaido parts as well as the En/Shin/Noi parts. A true masterpiece in my mind.
Note: If your a devout Christian I highly recommend you stay away though.

... Last updated on July 22nd, 2011, 6:38pm
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Rating: N/A
by zvuvomo
November 27th, 2010, 3:21pm
At the beginning, I thought it was going to be a regular and -kind of cliched- manga. But god I was wrong. Dorohedoro is the definition of originality. The drawing style is amazing, the backgrounds are awesome and the steam punk ambientation is perfect and fitting. Although at the beginning it has some problems with the human anatomy and proportions, it gets better as time passes.
You have to pay attention to it, because little details are important. Skim reading does not work with mangas with a complete, interesting and intelligent plot. Also, if you don't pay attention you won't enjoy it as much as you should.
Every single character is charismatic in his own way, which makes you like villains as much as the good guys.
The dark humour and odd plot is hilarious sometimes and drags you in.
The length of each chapter is perfect and makes the first volumes pass slowly, which I really appreciate because I am the kind of guys who read a manga in one or two days.
One of my favourite mangas and i've read a lot of mangas. A LOT of mangas.
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Apparently not for retards   
Rating: N/A
by Uthred
November 9th, 2010, 10:16pm
An enjoyable read with excellent artwork (assuming you like the style). Though "tragically" it does require one to pay attention so you cant skim read it (which is the most bizarre fucking complaint Ive ever seen)
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