VIDEO: Promo Spotlights “Dorohedoro” Manga

Along with a sample of the first five chapters (in Japanese), Shogakukan has posted a promo video for Q Hayashida’s cult-favorite, super-strange horror manga Dorohedoro. The 1999 ongoing is at volume 20 in Japan, and North American publisher Viz has volume 17 scheduled for December 15th.



Viz describes the series:

In a city so dismal it’s known only as “the Hole,” a clan of Sorcerers have been plucking people off the streets to use as guinea pigs for atrocious “experiments” in the black arts. In a dark alley, Nikaido found Caiman, a man with a reptile head and a bad case of amnesia. To undo the spell, they’re hunting and killing the Sorcerers in the Hole, hoping that eventually they’ll kill the right one. But when En, the head Sorcerer, gets word of a lizard-man slaughtering his people, he sends a crew of “cleaners” into the Hole, igniting a war between two worlds.


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