On October 11, the official Dorohedoro anime website updated with a new trailer and visual, along with several cast and crew members.
We break the details down below.
The 103-second promo introduces the major cast members and the basic plot, using character dialogue to drive the core story beats.
Two visuals were revealed. One features the cast bursting forth from the gritty city they inhabit. The second features the crew in their gear and ready for action.
Yuichiro Hayashi (Garo the Animation, PES: Peace Eco Smile) will direct the project at MAPPA, with Tomohiro Kishi (91 Days, My Little Monster) providing character designs. Hiroshi Seko (Mob Psycho 100, Banana Fish) is in charge of series composition for the title.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Sound Director: Akiko Fujita
- Music: [K]NoW_NAME
- Art Director: Shinji Kimura
- Color Design: Tomoko Washida
- Director of Photography: Hyo Gyu Park
- Worldview Setting: Shinji Kimura
- Screen Layout: Yusuke Tannawa
- 3D CGI Director: Yuki Nomoto
- Editor: Masato Yoshitake
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Caiman: Wataru Takagi
- Nikaidō: Reina Kondo
- Noi: Yu Kobayashi
- Shin: Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Fujita: Kengo Takanashi
- En: Kenyuu Horiuchi
- Ebisu: Miyu Tomita
- Vaux: Hisao Egawa
- Kasukabe: Mitsuhiro Ichiki
Visuals for the characters were also revealed, which you can check out below.
Dorohedoro will hit Japanese TV on January 12, 2020. The series will launch at 24:00 (1/13/2019 at Midnight) on Tokyo MX and other networks.
Q Hayashida’s Dorohedoro manga launched in the pages of Monthly Ikki in 2000. The series moved to Hibana magazine in 2015, when Monthly Ikki ended its run. In 2017, the title made its final move to Monthly Shonen Sunday. The title completed its run in September 2018, and spans 23 compiled volumes.
Viz Media currently holds the rights to the title in North America. They describe it as:
Caiman was not lucky. A sorcerer cursed him with a reptile head and left him with no memory of his life before the transformation. Adding to the mystery, there’s a specter of a man living inside him. But Caiman has one key advantage: he’s now completely immune to magic.
Along with his best friend Nikaido, Caiman is hunting down sorcerers in the Hole, searching for the one who can undo his curse and killing the rest. But when En, the head Sorcerer, gets word of a lizard-man slaughtering sorcerers, he sends a crew of “cleaners” into the Hole, igniting a war between two worlds.
Sources: Animate Times, Comic Natalie