The first season of Dorohedoro was an absolute hit, and now its fans are waiting for Dorohedoro Season 2. It was one of the best shows of last year and received a lot of appreciation from both fans and critics alike. Some viewers even described this anime series as addictive, and now they’re getting desperate for the sequel. So, when will the second season of the anime return to screens? Here are all the latest details.
Dorohedoro is a Japanese dark fantasy action anime series. It is the remake of Q Hayashida’s manga series of the same name. MAPPA studio animated the first season of this popular anime that debuted last year on January 13, 2020. It ran for a total of 18 episodes, out of which six are OVAs. Fans saw the finale of the inaugural installment on March 30, 2020.
Manga Compared To The Anime!
The debut season of the anime remained quite faithful to the manga series. It did skip some chapters, but that didn’t affect the plot of the series. However, the art style of the manga and the anime is a bit different. So, that was the only major difference between the manga and its adaptation. The inaugural season of the anime adopted the first 40 chapters of the manga. Well, this means it consumed the content up to the 8th volume.
There are a total of 23 books in the manga series. So, MAPPA still has a lot of content to use in Dorohedoro Season 2. They can easily make the third season of the series as well with the remaining source material.
Dorohedoro Season 2: Renewal Status!
The renewal of any anime show depends on several factors like popularity, critical reception, and many more. These factors decide whether the show will return to the screens or not. So here is a brief analysis of these factors.
It is extremely important for any show to get a positive response from both the audience and the critics in order to get a renewal. Dorohedoro got a tremendous response upon its arrival. The number of positive reviews only increases by the end of the twelfth episode. It also has a great score of 8.09 on MyAnimeList and is ranked at #424 on the same platform. Therefore, the critical reception of this show is more than enough for it to get a sequel.
Popularity is another important factor the producers check before giving the green light to any show. The great thing is that Dorohedoro was popular enough even before the arrival of the anime series. The adaptation increases its popularity even more. Currently, it has more than 150K members on its MAL group and is ranked at #473 in popularity on the same platform. Hence, these numbers are enough to prove the popularity of the series.
A lot of anime adaptations aren’t able to get a renewal only because of the lack of available source material. However, fans don’t have to worry as MAPPA has sufficient content for the next two seasons of this show.
Also, the director of the anime promised in a statement that if the debut installment got a positive response, he would give the green light to Dorohedoro Season 2. Plus, all the factors are also in favor of its sequel. Therefore, chances for the anime to get a renewal are pretty high.
Dorohedoro Season 2: Release Date
Currently, the manga is busy in the production of several big projects, and it might affect the production of this show. Therefore, fans can expect Dorohedoro Season 2 to release by the end of 2022 or in early 2023. Hence, keep an eye on this corner for the exact date and official renewal.