It’s an all-you-can eat buffet of new information, because a the main staff, the main cast, new key visuals, a new trailer, and the broadcast details have all been revealed for Dorohedoro, a highly anticipated upcoming TV anime abased on the ecclectic dark fantasy adventure manga by Q Hayashida about a lizard-headed man trying to get his normal head back.
The main staff for Dorohedoro includes:
- Original work: Q Hayashida (serialized in Shogakukan’s Monthly Shōnen Sunday magazine)
- Director: Yuichiro Hayashi
- Series composition: Hiroshi Seko
- Character design: Tomohiro Saki
- World appearance design, art design: Shinji Kimura
- Screen image design: Yusuke Tannawa
- Color design: Tomoko Washida
- 3DCG director: Yuki Nomoto
- Director of photography: Hyo Gyu Park
- Editor: Masator Yoshitake
- Sound director: Akiko Fujita
- Music producer: (K)NoW_NAME
- Animation production: MAPPA
The main cast for Dorohedoro includes:
Wataru Takagi as Caiman.
Reina Kondō as Nikaido.
Kenyu Horiuchi as En.
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Shin.
Yū Kobayashi as Noi.
Kengo Takanashi as Fujita.
And Miyu Tomita as Ebisu.
Hisao Egawa and Mitsuhiro Ichiki were also announced as the voices of Baux and Kasukabe, respectively (not pictured).
An English language version of the Dorohedoro manga is available from Viz Manga, who describe the story of the series as follows:
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.
Dorohedoro will broadcast in Japan on Tokyo MX and other stations on Sundays during the 24:00 time slot beginning on January 12, 2020. The series will also be digitally distributed on Netflix.
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