“Dorohedoro,” originally created by manga artist Q Hayashida in 2000, tells the story of Caiman, a reptile-human hybrid who lost his memories and human attributes due to the magic of a powerful sorcerer. He dedicates his time to hunting down the person responsible for his transformation, aided by his friend Nikaido. Caiman has a unique ability: when he captures a sorcerer and places their head in his mouth, the person living inside him will emerge and declare their guilt or innocence.
The anime adaptation of “Dorohedoro” was produced by MAPPA, known for their work on other successful series like “Yuri!!! on Ice,” “Jujutsu Kaisen,” and “Chainsaw Man.” The first season, consisting of 12 episodes, aired from January to March 2020. However, despite its popularity, the series was never officially renewed for a second season.
As of now, there has been no official confirmation of a second season for “Dorohedoro.” Fans are growing impatient, especially considering Netflix holds the international streaming rights for several anime, leading to concerns about the series’ future. It’s not uncommon for Netflix to handle beloved animations in ways that disappoint fans.
MAPPA, the studio behind “Dorohedoro,” is currently involved in various projects, including the highly anticipated final part of “Attack on Titan.” Given their busy schedule, it’s understandable that “Dorohedoro” might not be their immediate priority.
While there hasn’t been an official announcement about a second season for “Chainsaw Man” either, it’s reasonable to expect one, especially given the ongoing popularity of the manga and the series’ significant following in recent years. If anything, MAPPA is likely to focus on projects like “Chainsaw Man” before considering a potential second season for “Dorohedoro.” As a result, fans might have to wait a while longer, if a second season happens at all.