Ever wondered what it would look like if the wizards from Harry Potter obtained their magic from the devil(s) and used it to experiment on Muggles? Well, that is essentially the premise of Dorohedoro.
The story takes place in a post-apocalyptical world, split between two dimensions separated by magical doors, following Caiman, a lizard-headed man, as he searches the sorcerer who cursed him and took his memories.
While the show may seem like a gore-filled nightmare on the surface, there is a lot to love about one of Netflix’s newest originals –even as a non-horror fan. Below, we’ve compiled four reasons that even casual viewers will enjoy Dorohedoro.
Dorohedoro has one of the most brutal and wackiest worlds ever created in anime. Each dimension is filled with things that can ruin your day in an instant.
In The Hole, you may just be walking along one day and are attacked by a huge bug-man, named Jonson, that shouts one-liners at you while he tries to eat you. In the Sorcerers’ world, there are so many powerful magic users that there is a chance you could accidentally get turned into a mushroom for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Yet, despite all of this chaos, the world of Dorohedoro still has this unique charm to it. Whether it’s the downtrodden citizens of The Hole or the wizards in the Sorcerers’ world, everyone has accepted their position and makes the best of it.
There are parties, festivals, and celebrations in each dimension and people have day jobs they have to attend to make ends meet. There is a weird order to each world and most just work around the oddities and live their daily lives.
Even nights where the dead come to life are made fun events in Dorohedoro, as Caiman and the other residents of The Hole ban together to kill them all, making a game of who can kill the most all the while.
The whole thing has a Mad Max mixed with magic vibe to it.