Doroherdoro anime aired on Netflix in May 2020. The show quickly gained popularity and fans have been waiting for Dorohedoro season 2 ever since then.
Dorohedoro anime is produced by MAPPA, which is famous for its other productions like Jujutsu Kaisen, and Chainsaw Man. The first season of the show has a total of 12 episodes and was one of the most-watched anime series of 2020.
The dark fantasy action anime is based on the story written by Q Hayashida. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world where Humans, Sorcerers, and Demond inhabits the Hole, Hell, and Sorcerer’s World respectively.
Here’s what we know about Doroherdoro season 2 so far.
Dorohedoro Season 2 Renewed or Canceled?
Unfortunately, there is no official announcement regarding Dorohedoro Season 2 from MAPPA Studios. The first season of the anime series aired on Netflix in 2020, and since then there hasn’t been any official announcement regarding the show’s renewal.
It seems MAPPA is very busy right now with its other projects like Attack On Titan, and Jujutsu Kaisen season 2. The production company is also busy with new anime series like Chainsaw Man, and other Netflix anime releases.
It’s been more than two years since the first season of Dorohedoro aired, as the last episode of the show came out on March 29. 2020. Since the first season, 6 OVAs have been released.
In January 2020, the creator of the manga said that season 2 of the show is possible if fans support the anime. Needless to say, the anime is a hit among fans even today.
What is the Release Date of Dorohedoro Season 2?
As of right now, MAPPA has not given any confirmation regarding Dorohedoro Season 2 release date. Since the release of season 1 in 2020, there hasn’t been any word regarding season 2.
For now, we can expect the next season of Dorohedoro to come out sometime in late 2023, or 2024. Currently, MAPPA Studio is busy with Jujutsu Kaisen season 2, so we cannot expect Dorohedoro to return anytime soon.
However, the show can return earlier than that if MAPPA gives the job to some other studio for animation, considering its busy schedule.
There are plenty of factors behind the renewal of the anime series like the source material, popularity, online reviews, and sale.
Dorohedoro Season 2 Source Material
Dorohedoro season 2 has not been confirmed yet, but we can expect the show to make a comeback because of its popularity. The anime is based on the manga illustrated by Q Hayashida.
The manga is complete with a total of 23 volumes and 167 chapters. The latest volume of the manga was published back in December 2018.
The good news is that the first season of the anime only adapted around 40 chapters or the first eight volumes. Therefore, more than two-thirds of the manga is left to be adapted into season 2 and even season 3. As you can see the lack of source material is not an issue.
Considering the ample source material, the studio can even go with a 24-episode season.
What is Dorohedoro Season 2 About?
The first season of the show ended with the reconciliation of Nikaido and Caiman after their fight. Nikaido reassured Caiman that both should be friends regardless of the fact that her powers once killed a friend of hers.
While there hasn’t been any news regarding season 2, fans speculate that the next season will include the Central Department Story Story Arc. The next arc is about the events that occur after Nikaido’s evil sides take over. In the meantime, Caiman continues his search for the sorcerer who is behind his new appearance.
In short, season 2 of Dorohdoro will bring new challenges for both Nikaido and Caiman as he gets closer to his past.
Will There Be Season 2 of Dorohedoro?
The first season of Dorohedoro aired in 2020, and since then the show has not been renewed for the second season. Right now, both Netflix and MAPPA are silent regarding the status of the show.
However, considering it’s very popular even today, we can definitely expect anime to make a comeback in the next few years. It is normal for anime to take several years before making a comeback.
Considering the fact that Dorohedoro sold more than 3000 discs, it is safe to say that the anime is very popular among fans.
The anime was also nominated for Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2021, and the director of the series, Yuichiro Hayashi, said that he would be interested to make season 2 of the anime if the first season was successful.
Dorohedoro is very popular, and well above average for anime in 2020. The show has a rating of 8.1 on IMDB. In 2021, the show was nominated for Crunchyroll Anime Awards in six categories, including Anime of the Year, Best Fantasy, Best Ending, and more.
According to fans, the show is superb with interesting characters, great animation, and humor. For some, it is one of the most bizarre Japanese anime with psychedelic worlds and an engaging story.
On MyAnimeList, the show has an audience score of 8.06, with a popularity rating of #405. Just like its other projects, MAPPA certainly does not disappoint with Dorohedoro.
If we look at the official Twitter account of the anime, we can see that despite the manga ending in 2018, it is still updated. An active social media team shows that the anime is not dead and the chances of its renewal are very high.
Dorohedoro season 2 has not been confirmed by MAPPA, and there is no release date for the show yet. However, considering the popularity of the anime, we can expect the show to make a comeback in a year or two.
Currently, MAPPA is too busy with other projects with Netflix. So that could be a setback in the production of season 2. Since the first season in 2020, fans are still waiting for the next season of the show.
Till then stay tuned, as I will keep you updated regarding any changes in the status of the anime.