YMMV: Dorohedoro

  • Acceptable Targets: Magic Users, which is why Kaiman's slaughter of them doesn't make him abhorrent. Because, for the most part, they had it coming. Also subverted later, as he mellows out of it after visiting their world and befriending a few Magic Users, learning they are not all evil.
  • Awesome Art: Some parts, despite the occasionally-rough anatomy, and the simplified style in the faces, looks so darn good. Fitting, considering the author used to be an assistant of Tsutomu Nihei.
  • Crazy Awesome - Johnson, a human-sized cockroach that spouts "Shocking!", among others. He also wears snickers, and he is possibly the only thing in Hole that is deadlier than Kaiman.
  • Crosses the Line Twice - When Dokuga and friends try to make their morbidly obese landlady's death seem natural. The sheer wrongness of what they do with her corpse and the results (try and put her in the bathtub, only to have all the water come out, and trying to hang her only to have her fall and nearly crush them), makes the scene really funny.
  • Fan Nickname: The Gyoza Man is called "Hombre Empanada" by Argentinian fans, because empanadas is something of a trademark food for argentinians, and Gyozas are basically japanese empanadas.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Shin and Noi, Nikaido and Kaiman, Fujita and Ebisu
  • Fashion-Victim Villain - Ebisu. Villain may be up for debate, but she wears some truly different outfits.
  • Argentinians Love Dorohedoro: Argentinians love it because of the setting, and the fact that most persons can relate to Kaiman tendency to eat Gyozas, that are similar to empanadas (A regional food of Argentina that most persons in there love).
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Katy Perry dancing shark is a lot funnier now that when you imagine it as Ebisu dancing.
  • Ho Yay: Despite the fact that aside from Chota, pretty much everyone else is straight, or at the very least, not concerned about romance, Risu and Aikawa have a sizable following, and even more because Risu had his trust shattered by him, bonus points for thinking all the day about him and wanting revenge, kind of like a twisted, bitter ex. Now, where have I heard this before?
  • Nightmare Fuel: Kai. The hallway made out of Magic User heads is another example.
    • Nikaido after she starts mutating into a devil, with her sprouting out little cute horns and a tail...then she becomes a creepy Stepford Smiler running on Dissonant Serenity, her face frozen in a perpetual demented smiley while she acts more and more random AND violent.
    • Curse, Risu's Superpowered Evil Side, a shrouded monster with a four-eyed snake skull for a head and multiple chains ending in metal spikes that sprout out his body and act as impaling Combat Tentacles, he is a Super-Persistent Predator that attacks any source of hostility he perceives and is hell-bent on destroying the one that killed him once, AKA Kai.
    • Store, the demonic butcher.
    • Just in case Shin was not nightmarish enough with his vivisecting magic, then he gets possessed by Kai and sent to hunt down En's family, how nightmarish could it be for them to see their trusty friend(and possible love interest for Noi) turning against them at the worst possible moment?
  • Moral Event Horizon - Kai killing Natsuki.
  • Tear Jerker: Everyone's reaction to En being killed by Kai, all of the servants feel completely lost without him, En was so much of a Benevolent Boss despite being a bad guy.
  • Ugly Cute
    • Kaiman is a lizard man who occasionally kills people in broad daylight. Who often comes off as a gyoza-loving dork. Who kills people in broad daylight.
    • Kikurage as well. Though not "ugly" per se, it looks like a demon... and acts just like a cat, which makes it adorable.
  • The Woobie - Kaiman, Fujita and Ebisu are the most notable examples.