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English: Dororo
Synonyms: Dororo to Hyakkimaru
Japanese: どろろ


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: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DemonsDemons, HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai, ShounenShounen, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.181 (scored by 255708255,708 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3212
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #163
Members: 556,964
Favorites: 8,435
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Suzuki, Hiroki


Suzuki, Rio


Mizuki, Nana


Chiba, Shouya


Sasaki, Mutsumi


Ootsuka, Akio

Kagemitsu, Daigo

Uchida, Naoya


Nakamura, Chie


Munakata, Mariko




Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Koizumi, Kisuke
Sound Director
Kobayashi, Osamu
Episode Director, Storyboard, In-Between Animation, Key Animation
Hata, Masami
Episode Director


Opening Theme

#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)

Jun 24, 2019
RebelPanda (All reviews)
Dororo had the potential to be truly great, but it wasted it.

I wanted to believe Dororo had well-written characters and deep themes. But truthfully, it had neither. The visuals and directing were promising at first, but the animation quality rapidly declined and the fight choreography became lackluster. There was no substance to the story, it was rarely unpredictable, and the bulk of it was episodic filler. This show had potential with such a fantastic premise, but it squandered it by devolving into a formulaic monster-of-the-week structure.

Dororo is the second adaptation from a manga originally released in the 1960s, and it was first adapted in read more
Jun 24, 2019
Stark700 (All reviews)
Older classics from the history books getting back to modern times seems to be one of MAPPA’s hobbies in recent years. We’ve had Ushio to Tora from Summer 2015 and more recently Banana Fish from Summer 2018. Dororo’s remake under MAPPA’s umbrella made an outstanding impression and gives more reasons to bring old classics back. What a time to be alive in this timeline.

The original series aired some 50 years ago in the late 1960s. Most of us probably weren’t alive back then to see this older timer. Manga with content revolving around demons seemed like a popular trend among children those days. The brainchild read more
Jun 24, 2019
TakamakiJoker (All reviews)
In this day and age we have been presented with remakes of classic anime from various decades.
From Magical Circle Guruguru, Fruits Basket, Legend of the Galactic Heroes and Bogglepop Phantom. With the few exceptions that shall not be named theses remakes have been well received by fans and critics. This leads me to on of the more recent anime remakes Dororo.

Unlike any other remake minus Fruits Basket 2019 I had high expectations as this being done one of my favourite directors Kazuhiro Furuhashi the same director that gave us the underrated cop drama Your Under Arrest, the flawed but highly enjoyable Rurouni Kenshin adaptations and the read more
Jun 24, 2019
CodeBlazeFate (All reviews)
*Given the nature of the series itself, it’s hard for me to discuss it without at least mentioning mild spoilers. Also, there’s a RWBY spoiler in here. Proceed with caution.*

With the exception of One Punch Man Season 2, Dororo is probably the most deflating anime I’ve seen so far in 2019. That’s honestly a real shame cuz on top of being a popular retelling of an anime from the ’60s, it's a 2000s samurai anime displaced in time. Furthermore, one of the main protagonists fights demons and samurai with swords for limbs! That sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it? Then halfway through the show, you realize read more

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