Dorohedoro season 2 release updates: when is the new season coming to Netflix?

BRAZIL - 2022/02/03: In this photo illustration, the Netflix logo seen displayed on a smartphone screen. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
BRAZIL - 2022/02/03: In this photo illustration, the Netflix logo seen displayed on a smartphone screen. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

In Dorohedoro, mangaka Q Hayashida brings to us the tale of a human society under the threat of the malicious intent of magic users from a separate dimension.

The protagonist of the story is Kaiman who is a unique man endowed with a reptilian head. He also happens to suffer from a bad case of amnesia.

While most humans are at the mercy of the magic users, Kaiman is far from helpless. Along with his partner, Nikaido, Kaiman roams the streets murdering sorcerers in order to find the magic user who disfigured him and made him lose his memories. Caiman’s main objective throughout the anime is to be able to recover his original body and past memories.

The anime version of Dorohedoro hit Netflix in 2020 and since its release fans have wondered about the continuation of Kaiman and Nikaido’s story. Here’s what we know about the show and its future.

How many seasons are there?

Currently, Dorohedoro has only one season with a total of 12 episodes. It wasn’t until May 2020 that the anime was released outside of Japan. The quality of the series was recognized by Netflix and was released as a Netflix original. Season 1 of this anime is available on Netflix in most countries/regions. In addition to the twelve episodes, Dorohedoro also has six different OVAs.

Will there be a Dorohedoro season 2?

The Dorohedoro manga is complete and has reached remarkable popularity. The first volume of came out as early as 2002 and it continued till 2018. The manga has a total of 23 volumes.

The first season of the anime is nowhere near the end of the manga. In fact, season 1 only covers about one-third of the total story as narrated in the manga chapters.

After the animation got released in 2020 on Netflix, it received a lot of love from the audience. Therefore, even though no official announcement regarding a season 1 has been made, it is very likely that we may get a second season of Dorohedoro.

The pandemic has hindered a lot of studios from releasing anime as per the intended schedule and the delay regarding the announcement of Dorohedoro season 2 might be due to the same reason.

When is production on Dorohedoro season 2 going to Start?

The creators have not announced an official date for the beginning of production on Dorohedoro season 2. However, it’s too soon to give up hope. There’s been no word that the series has been canceled.

A second season renewal would be dependent on the success of the first season. Dorohedoro season 1 not only secured an 8.1/10 rating on IMDB but also managed to score a whole 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. The show’s success was therefore phenomenal.

Reportedly, the anime’s director, Yuichiro Hayashi, has stated that he’d start production on season 2 if the first season did well and brought back satisfactory results. If that’s true, production on Dorohedoro season 2 might be on the way soon.

Does Dorohedoro season 2 have a release date?

Up until now there have only been speculations regarding the release date of Dorohedoro season 2. The anime’s production studio is Mappa which is currently burdened with high-profile anime such as Attack on Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen. Therefore, it is safe to assume that the new season of Dorohedoro will not be released before 2023 at least.

However, even though Mappa has its hands full with some extremely popular anime at the moment, Dorohedoro is also popular and has a dedicated fan following eagerly waiting for its return. Thus, it is too soon to give up on season 2. There is a high chance that the anime will continue further even if we have to wait a while for season 2 to come out.

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