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Synonyms: Dororo to Hyakkimaru
Japanese: どろろ
English: Dororo
French: Dororo to Hyakkimaru
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2019 to Jun 24, 2019
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Mondays at 22:30 (JST)
Producers: Twin Engine
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.251 (scored by 635839635,839 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #112
Members: 1,242,415
Favorites: 21,151

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The greedy samurai lord Daigo Kagemitsu's land is dying, and he would do anything for power, even renounce Buddha and make a pact with demons. His prayers are answered by 12 demons who grant him the power he desires by aiding his prefecture's growth, but at a price. When Kagemitsu's first son is born, the boy has no limbs, no nose, no eyes, no ears, nor even skin—yet still, he lives.

This child is disposed of in a river and forgotten. But as luck would have it, he is saved by a medicine man who provides him with prosthetics and weapons, allowing for him to survive and fend for himself. The boy lives and grows, and although he cannot see, hear, or feel anything, he must defeat the demons that took him as sacrifice. With the death of each one, he regains a part of himself that is rightfully his. For many years he wanders alone, until one day an orphan boy, Dororo, befriends him. The unlikely pair of castaways now fight for their survival and humanity in an unforgiving, demon-infested world.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Suzuki, Hiroki


Suzuki, Rio


Mizuki, Nana


Sasaki, Mutsumi


Chiba, Shouya


Ootsuka, Akio


Nakamura, Chie




Munakata, Mariko


Satou, Setsuji


Yamamoto, Kouji
Producer, Planning
Ootsuka, Manabu
Producer, Planning
Matsunaga, Masato
Producer, Production Coordination, Production Assistant
Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "Kaen (火炎)" by Ziyoou-vachi (eps 1-12)
2: "Dororo" by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION (eps 13-24)

Ending Theme

1: "Sayonara Gokko (さよならごっこ)" by amazarashi (eps 1-12)
2: "Yamiyo (闇夜)" by Eve (eps 13-24)


May 10, 2024
The worst thing that could possibly happen to a certain anime is to have a much more popular show that airs in the same season. In other words, if your show isn't a brainless battle shonen it will definitely be overshadowed. But a lot of times it only takes the show itself to make even fans fall out of love with it. And Dororo fans can blame Demon slayer for hogging all the attention, but there is more to this.

The story takes place in medieval Japan where all the feudal lords decided to play Civilization 6 IRL instead of doing something meaningful. One of them ...
Oct 28, 2023
Mixed Feelings
"Dororo" is an anime that manages to captivate viewers with its unique blend of dark fantasy and historical storytelling, while also leaving room for some critical scrutiny.

On the positive side, "Dororo" boasts a fascinating and intricate premise that takes place in feudal Japan, where a ronin named Hyakkimaru battles against demons to reclaim his stolen body parts in a Faustian-style pact. The character development is impressive, as we witness the moral complexities of both Hyakkimaru and his companion, Dororo. The animation is well-crafted, particularly during the intense battles with supernatural beings, and the show's ability to transport viewers to the grim and atmospheric world of ...
Jun 29, 2024
After a 12-hour marathon of the series with Gigguk, I found that while the show has a lot of potential, it's hindered by a low budget, inconsistent animation, and poor pacing in the storytelling. The initial concept is straightforward yet rich with potential: A daimyo sacrifices his firstborn child to demons in exchange for power and prosperity, and the child must battle 12 demons to regain his humanity. The title "Dororo" doesn't hold much significance for me, even though some argue that Dororo is Hyakkimaru's reason to fight and stay sane. In truth, it's his family's rejection and his adoptive father's world that ground Hyakkimaru. ...

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