Dorohedoro is a beloved anime series prepared by studio MAPPA and published on Netflix. Dorohedoro is another beloved anime from the studio such as Banana Fish and Dororo. Netflix released the anime in May 2020. It quickly gained a large fan base. After the successful first season, fans of the series are beginning to wonder about the details of Season 2. Now they are asking for the second season of Dorohedoro. So, will there be one second season, the storyline, and when will it air? The series, which has good reviews, has published 12 episodes so far and managed to achieve an above-average score of 8.1 on IMDb. Looking at the public comments, we can say that the anime is one of the successful anime released last year. Let’s start with the new season expectations of the series.
What will be the plotline of Season 2 of Dorohedoro?
The series is set in a world called Hole. People and Magic users live there. Magic-Users kill Hole residents and terrorize the streets of Hole. It is a very violent world and residents fear for their lives every day. Caiman is the main character; he was human before he was disfigured by Magic-Users and suffered amnesia. His face is disfigured into a reptile. The series is about him looking for his past because he doesn’t remember anything about his past. He has his partner Nikaido. Together, they interrogate other Magic users before killing them to learn more about its history.
Season 2 of Dorohedoro Caiman will bring many new challenges as he gets closer to his past. Magic-Users will get even angrier as Caiman and Nikaido will continue to kill Magic Users to learn more about his past and take revenge on them. Not only Caiman but also Nikaido will be in big trouble as his partner in crime. Many new enemies will appear to make his plan more difficult for Caiman. But his ambition to learn more about his past life will not diminish. Fans are wondering if Caiman will meet new people who will help him seek and achieve justice this season.
Will there be a second season of Doreodoro?
The Dorohedoro season finale aired worldwide on Netflix on May 28, 2020. Despite the nearly two years that have passed, the anime has not yet been renewed for a second season† From January 9, 2022, Studio MAPPA or Netflix is silent about a new season. It can sometimes take years for animes to be renewed for a new season. Even popular anime like Netflix-licensed Jujutsu Kaisen awaits renewal despite the passage of time. While there’s no official statement, it’s possible to speculate whether an anime will get a new season. We’ve speculated given the source material manga, popularity, disc sales, financial data.
The series is nominated for the 5th of 2021 Crunchyroll Anime Awards† And Yuichiro Hayashi, the director of the series, said he would make season 2 possible if the first season was successful.
The manga written by Q Hayashida is completed on September 12, 2018. However, there is still enough source material to last the anime for another season. In fact, it seems enough for season 3. The manga currently consists of 23 parts published between November 30, 2000 and September 12, 2018, and 8 of these 23 parts were adapted into the first season of the anime. While it’s good news that the anime has enough source material to be adapted, it’s also a shame that manga is no longer active. Because the anime series is also a manga advertisement, and the completed manga gradually reduces the advertising work.
Disc sales and popularity
Dorohedoro is ranked 429th in Myanimelist’s popularity ranking. This popularity is above average for an anime coming out in 2020, and a second season is very promising in terms of this ranking. However, this data does not always reflect current popularity. Fortunately, we see parallel popularity when looking at search volume on Google. We can say that Dorohedoro is currently more sought after than Bofuri, a much loved anime, and Bofuri has been renewed for a second season. From this point of view, the possibility of a second season of the anime is likely.
If we look at the official Twitter account from the anime we see that even though the manga is finished, advertising and product promotions are still being worked on. An active team is still making efforts for this series. Yet we see from the number of followers that the popularity in Japan is lower than worldwide. Anime is followed by about 50,000 people in Japan, and when we look at anime approved for the new season, we can say that we usually see at least twice this number. However, we attribute this to the fact that Netflix-licensed animes are not always popular in Japan. The anime is quite a hit worldwide, because it is on Netflix.
Finally, the anime’s disc sales were below expectations. Dorohedoro sold 2781 units, but 2020 was a very difficult year in terms of anime disc sales. While the disc sales are bad, the Netflix factor shouldn’t be skipped. Netflix has an exclusive distribution contract for Dorohedro’s anime. This can be seen as an element that greatly advances the second production. Netflix is known for investing a lot of money in production.
2nd season chance for Dorohedoro
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Above average ratings (8.08 on MA, 8.1 on IMDb)
Major distributor like Netflix
Enough availability of manga source material
Good Light Novel Sales (3+ million copies in print)
Only one season
Average Disc Sales
When is the second season of Dorohedoro?
The anime has not yet been renewed for a second season. However, we speculated above about a new season and we can say that we are quite hopeful for a second season. There is already strong popularity and the manga series has enough source material to create a new season. We think Netflix and the studio are eager for a second season. If there is an extension soon, we may see a new season towards the early 2023† However, as there is no renewal at the time of writing, this is just speculation and we will update our article as official information becomes available.