Netflix has announced on their social media account NX that the 2020 anime series Dorohedoro will be made available on the platform for territories outside of Japan starting 28th May 2020.
The anime series from studio MAPPA and manga creator Q Hayashida aired in Japan throughout the Winter 2020 season, however, it was only made available on Netflix Japan during its simulcast. The series will be available as part of the Netflix branded N Series label and is expected to include multiple audio options and subtitle options including an English dub and subtitles.
Plot Synopsis from Manga source material (Viz Media):
“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.”
Dorohedoro ran for 12 episodes total and was directed by Yuichiro Hayashi with Hiroshi Seko credited for the script. Q Hayashida’s manga was first published in 2000 and continued until 2018 with 23 volumes released in total. Viz Media have released the manga series with an English translation and is available to read under their Signature label.
Dorohedoro is one of many anime shows that Netflix has exclusive streaming rights for throughout the year of 2020. Others include the anime airing as part of the +ULTRA programming block such as Drifting Dragons (which is scheduled for 30th April) and BNA: Brand New Animal (2020 tentative date). AUKN has a round-up list available for anyone interested in knowing what’s coming soon to Netflix.