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 sneakers, 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. It's acknowledged in-universe when Ebisu goes through her suitcase of clothes and realizes that none of them are suitable to wear to see her parents.
  • 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 day about him and wanting revenge, kind of like a twisted, bitter ex. Now, where have I heard this before? Their first reunion after Risu's resurrection includes Aikawa taking care of Risu for two days and Risu telling Aikawa that there's no one else who cares about him like this, and though he's only pretending to trust Aikawa in that scene, his desire to believe in him seems genuine. A recent chapter has Aikawa hugging Risu, crying, and apologizing for not having been able to save him. It's enough to make Risu drop his defenses and let go of his anger for a moment.
    • Noi's reaction to fighting Nikaido for a second time (after being quite impressed with her the first time) is to exclaim that Nikaido is pretty.
  • Mood Whiplash: The Boss, the character perhaps taken the most seriously in the entire manga, transforming into a Humanoid Abomination not even capable of speech anymore, horrifying and mystifying his subordinates...only to have to have Dokuga make him stop eating garbage off the ground and trying to drink water from a sewer.
  • Moral Event Horizon - Kai killing Natsuki.
  • 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?
  • 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.
    • Haru is nearly eight feet tall with a terrifying, hooded lipless face with glowing round eyes. Somehow, her scarf, jacket, and singing make her pretty cute once in a while.
  • The Woobie - Kaiman, Fujita and Ebisu are the most notable examples.
  • X Meets Y: Berserk meets Hotline Miami

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