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


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Currently 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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.441 (scored by 72,925 users)
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Ranked: #1392
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Popularity: #306
Members: 287,151
Favorites: 3,500
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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
Sasaki, Mutsumi
Ootsuka, Akio
Chiba, Shoya
Nakamura, Chie
Mizuki, Nana
Kagemitsu, Daigo
Uchida, Naoya
Nakamura, Yuuichi


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

Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Kaen (火炎)" by Ziyoou-vachi (eps 1-12)
#2: "Dororo" by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION (eps 13-)

Edit 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-)

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Feb 11, 2019
psy-kyou (All reviews)
Dororo is an anime about a child that was born with a terrible curse and his journey to defeat the demons that cursed him. It's a great mix between realism and old japanese folktale, and a great mix between action, drama, and mystery.

Everything this anime does is shockingly well. The animation is smooth, Great sword-fighting actions scenes, and some philosophizing about living a life of violence versus peace make this series cover the gamut of emotions a viewer wants from any series, not just anime. The world is immersive and deep, and while the main character himself can't speak a word it's incredible how much read more
Feb 11, 2019
Karhu (All reviews)

Dororo is a samurai story about demons, swords, body parts, humanity and this baby who is born without eyes and skin, so it basically looks the same as any newborn to all but its parents. Anyway, this baby dude has the same destiny as Moses and that one annoying nerd from the Disney movie which name I don't remember but it had something to do with singing in the middle of a desert. The difference being these over-grown skull bugs that wear clothes; giant weasels; and tentacle mud-monsters/other equally original looking monsters who eat people while classic Japanese music plays and old read more
Feb 14, 2019
Leosmileyface (All reviews)
NOTE: I highly suggest going into this one blind, it will be a much better experience.

Review updated at Episode 21.

Dororo 2019 started very well, and I had many expectations for the story going forward. It didn't meet many, but still does manage to be a overall good experience.

Like many other MAPPA shows, dororo has seemed to take a huge dip in quality around the second half, and has been getting very repetitive for 24 episodes. What started as thrilling and very good looking action show with two interesting main characters, became a demon of the week episodic mess.

So as far as story goes, there is read more
Feb 25, 2019
Emrylor (All reviews)
This anime will certainly become a masterpiece. The animation is very detailed and has a beautiful artistic style that corresponds well to the dark period of the Sengoku during medieval Japan. The fighting scenes are well done and pleasant to watch. The soundtrack is superb and perfectly follows the animation.

This anime has three main strengths that make me hope that it will become a great anime.

First, the wealth of its history based on Tezuka's manga published in 1967. The story resembles a Japanese folk tale that tells, if we simplify, the journey of a cursed samurai who fights the Youkais. The narrative is very rhythmic, read more


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