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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Bizarre anime series is compelling but extremely violent.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Great anime

I watched the whole anime and there is nothing too mature. But yes it is dark and violence is high too.
age 16+

A fun gorefest

In case you somehow missed it in the CSM review, this show is bloody. VERY bloody. However, the extremity of it is slightly muted by the fact that the majority of it is in a fantasy context against characters who are able to recover from their injuries a lot easier than normal human beings could. The violence is the main reason the show is rated TV-MA; milder issues include occasional moderate language ('d*mn', 'h*ll', 'b*stard', 'sh*t', 'b*tch' - all fairly commonplace for anime dubs TV-14 or higher) and some mild comic references to a girl envying another over her breast size.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (10 ):

This anime series, which is based on a popular Japanese manga, tells a bizarre tale that mixes friendship, dark magic, and horror. Caiman is as inhumane as the sorcerers he battles, a fact that audiences are expected to justify as he attempts to uncover his identity. But he and Nikaido are easy to relate to, and their comfortable relationship is believable. Meanwhile, as secondary storylines develop and additional cast members emerge, viewers get a better sense of the colorful, but brutal, two-dimensional world they are negotiating. Overall, Dorohedoro tells an interesting story, and anime fans mature enough to handle it will find it compelling.

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