Dororo

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Alternative Titles

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)

Statistics

Score: 8.231 (scored by 533633533,633 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2972
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #115
Members: 1,040,682
Favorites: 17,485

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Synopsis

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

Hyakkimaru

Main
Suzuki, Hiroki
Japanese

Dororo

Main
Suzuki, Rio
Japanese

Mio

Supporting
Mizuki, Nana
Japanese

Biwamaru

Supporting
Sasaki, Mutsumi
Japanese

Tahoumaru

Supporting
Chiba, Shouya
Japanese

Jukai

Supporting
Ootsuka, Akio
Japanese

Nuinokata

Supporting
Nakamura, Chie
Japanese

Midoro

Supporting

Mutsu

Supporting
Munakata, Mariko
Japanese

Kagemitsu, Daigo

Supporting
Uchida, Naoya
Japanese

Staff

Yamamoto, Kouji
Producer, Planning
Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Koizumi, Kisuke
Sound Director
Kobayashi, Osamu
Episode Director, Storyboard, In-Between Animation, Director of Photography, Digital Paint, Key Animation


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Opening Theme

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1: "Kaen (火炎)" by Ziyoou-vachi (eps 1-12)
2: "Dororo" by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION (eps 13-24)
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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
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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
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 ...

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