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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, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.251 (scored by 599183599,183 users)
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Ranked: #2912
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #114
Members: 1,173,157
Favorites: 20,071

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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.

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Opening Theme

Apple Music
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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)


Sep 13, 2023
"Dororo" deeply resonated with me, leaving an impact that few animes have managed to achieve.

Characters: I was utterly enamored by the entire cast. The dynamics between them felt real and layered, touching upon their individual aims and deep-seated motivations. As I followed their journey, I couldn't help but get attached, feeling their struggles. Their purposes weren't just story points; to me, they seemed like heartfelt confessions of their very souls.

Art: The artistry in "Dororo" is hauntingly beautiful. Its vivid depictions were so intense that, on more than one occasion, I found myself having nightmares after some of the more episodes. However, these very images also ...
Sep 5, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The animation is good, the action scenes are fairly flashy, but a little rough at times. There are some great backgrounds in this anime, but the character detail can be a little hit or miss. The characters are fair, the main character Hyakkimaru and his brother are kind of interesting. Dororo is either hit or miss depending on the scene.The world building is really good, and the plot is very solid. Pacing is good, but not great. Things move at a decent pace. The voice acting is fair, the performances are mostly average with a rare good performance here or there. I liked the casting ...
May 11, 2021
Dororo has one major issue keeping it down, in this review I will explain where it went wrong.

This anime starts amazing, good premise, pretty good animation, and great introduction and ending songs! IF I had stopped in the middle of this anime I would have probably rated a 10/10.

Unfortunately, I kept watching until the end, and saw the awful ending in store. Dororo gives me the same feeling that failing a test does, or getting yelled at by your boss, or thinking your late to an event when your perfectly on time. I do not typically cry at anime, but I almost did, not out ...

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