Dororo Pilot

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Synonyms: Dororo (Pilot Film)
Japanese: どろろ


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1968
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Mushi Production
Source: Manga
Genre: ActionAction
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 14 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #104062
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Popularity: #8176
Members: 5,113
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Before producing a TV series, a pilot film was made to let sponsors and television stations grasp the work's pervasive quality. This is the pilot film for "Dororo" in which the characters are closer to those of the original story compared to the characters in the TV series. The faces and personalities of the characters in the TV series are altered from time to time to gain popularity among its viewers. As a result, sometimes viewers really loved it, but at other times it didn't go over as well. The pilot for "Dororo" was made in color, but the TV series was monochrome due to a tighter budget. The story depicts a journey in which the boy thief named Dororo and a cursed man called Hyakkimaru destroy monsters. Hyakkimaru can be a complete "human" only after he destroys 48 devils.

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Mar 11, 2020
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Having seen the marvel that was Dororo, the 2019 adaptation, and following the story that, in fact, in some way, helped market the new recut as the return of a 50 years old show had me dive in curiosity. What initiated the first thought of producing such a comeback? Was it an industry-leading figure at the time? Did it remarkably impact the industry that it deserved such a revival? Or did a rich anonymous weeb decide to suddenly fund the recut? Whatever the reason, curiosity was eating my thoughts like raging maggots. I need answeres, and watching the original TV show was the way to ...

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