Cover of the first volume of Dorohedoro. Dorohedoro Vol.17 PDF manga series written and illustrated by Q Hayashida.
Caïman a été changé en lézard par un mage dune autre dimension, cest tout ce dont il se souvient. Décidé à retrouver sa trace, il sengage avec son amie Nikaïdo dans une grande quête au beau milieu dun Japon dévasté. Un manga post-apocalyptique à lhumour très noir et au graphisme aussi original que dérangeant !
It tells the story of the amnesiac reptilian-headed Caiman working together with his friend Nikaido to recover his memories and survive in a strange and violent world. The series was formerly serialized in Shogakukan’s seinen magazine Monthly Ikki since 2000, but after its cessation in 2014 the series was moved to Hibana in 2015. The series has been licensed for English-language release by Viz Media in 2009 and began distributing the manga digitally when it launched SigIKKI, the former online English version of Ikki magazine. An anime adaptation was confirmed in November 2018.
Hole, where people who cannot use magic live, and the world of Sorcerers. Sorcerers are individuals who offer gifts to the devil in hope of receiving a unique mask in return. The Hole is where those who cannot use magic reside, often the plaything of visiting Sorcerers. Almost considered a dump, many areas are condemned if not nearing so. However, despite the odds there are some surviving businesses, a large one of which being the hospital for those who have been the victims of magic.
The plot centers on a man named Kaiman and his search for his real identity, after a transformation by a magic-user left him with a reptile’s head and no memory of his former life. Along with his female friend Nikaido, he violently assaults magic-users in the Hole, with the aim of taking their heads into his mouth, where a strange face will appear and confirm whether the magic-user he has bitten onto was the one responsible for his transformation or not. Kaiman Kaiman is the lead character of the manga. He appears to have been the victim of a transformation, memories of which he is convinced have a man having laid the spell on him.
Other than that, he has no recollection of his previous life. He sports the head of a large reptile, with no other alterations in limbs, body, and eyes. He’s quite human right down to the head. Dorohedoro was serialized in Shogakukan’s Monthly Ikki since 2000, but the magazine ceased publication in 2014 and was moved to Hibana in 2015. Viz Media began distributing the manga digitally in 2009 when it launched SigIKKI site, the former online English version of Monthly Ikki, and the first graphic novel volume of Dorohedoro was released on March 16, 2010. Reviews have praised Hayashida’s writing and her bold artwork with her « in-your-face action and punkish scratchiness. David Brothers praised Hayashida’s Dorohedoro for her ability to find the beauty in the grotesque and compared the drawing to the likes of Simon Bisley, Tsutomu Nihei, and Katsuhiro Otomo.
Brothers continues, « It’s gritty, but it looks great. Q Hayashida’s Dorohedoro Manga Ends in 3 Chapters ». Viz Media Debuts Apocalyptic Dorohedoro Manga ». Shogakukan’s Hibana Magazine Ends Publication After 2 Years ». Hibana Magazine’s Individual Series’ Plans Announced ». Archived from the original on July 28, 2012.
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