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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 630568630,568 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #112
Members: 1,232,468
Favorites: 20,953

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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)


Jun 24, 2019
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 ...
Jun 24, 2019
Mixed Feelings
*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 ...
Jun 24, 2019
Samurai (or bushi) were an integral component of Japanese history, impacting several aspects of society that still resonate in the modern day culture. Their influence can be traced back to the Heian Period — around the late 8th to early 9th century — where they served the landed interests of the nobles who were preoccupied with the affairs of the imperial court. Due to the diminishment of the emperor’s dominance over the country, the warrior class sought to fill the power void that culminated in the creation of the shogunate (a military government). With political power and military might on their side, ...

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