Netflix announced that MAPPA’s and director Yuichiro Hayashi’s post-apocalpytic anime series Dorohedoro will be coming to Netflix this year.
Dorohedoro is a post-apocalyptic story that takes place across multiple dimensions that began as a manga in 2000 by Q Hayashida, and published by Shogakukan inc. Humans are corralled in a dimension called The Hole, a stifling run-down city. While the other is the Sorcerers’ World, where magic-casting humanoids live that are indistinguishable from humans at a glance.
Sorcerers generate magical effects through the use of “Smoke,” which is produced in a special organ only sorcerers possess. The hierarchy of the Sorcerers’ World is determined by powerful families that produce the most “Smoke” and have the most powerful abilities.
In a world rife with inequalities, the sorcerers regularly practice their magic on the humans; few restrictions keep them from entering The Hole and terrorizing its residents. Caiman is one such victim, his head transformed into that of a lizard and his memories stolen; although is transformation has rendered him impervious to most magic.
He sets off with his companion Nikaido to fight back against the sorcerers that are terrorizing The Hole and find the one that transformed him and stole his memories. Curiously, this involves putting a sorcerer head-first into his mouth to be “judged” as the sorcerer who did it.
The anime series began earlier this year from January and through March. According to the official staff page, the series was directed by Yuichiro Hayashi, and animated by studio MAPPA. All 12 episodes have finished broadcasting in Japan as of March 29th.
You can find the full run-down of cast and staff below:
- Wataru Takagi as Caiman
- Reina Kondo as Nikaido
- Yu Kobayashi as Noi
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Shin
- Kengo Takanashi as Fujita
- Kenyuu Horiuchi as En
- Miyu Tomita as Ebisu
- Hisao Egawa as Vaux
- Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Kasukabe
- Producer: MAPPA
- Director: Yuichiro Hayashi (Garo the Animation, Kakegurui)
- Series Composition: Hiroshi Seko (Mob Psycho 100, Vinland Saga)
- Character Design: Tomohiro Kishi
- Music: [K]NoW_NAME
- Worldview Setting, Art Direction: Shinji Kimura
- Screen Layout: Yusuke Tannawa
- Color Design: Tomoko Washida
- 3D CG Director: Yuki Nomoto
- Director of Photography: Hyo Gyu Park
- Editing: Masato Yoshitake
- Sound Director: Akiko Fujita
Dorohedoro will begin streaming on Netflix May 28th.