Dororo to Hyakkimaru


Dororo

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Alternative Titles

English: Dororo
Synonyms: Dororo and Hyakkimaru
Japanese: どろろと百鬼丸

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 1969 to Sep 28, 1969
Premiered: Spring 1969
Broadcast: Sundays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Mushi Production
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.141 (scored by 23912,391 users)
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Ranked: #30202
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Popularity: #4657
Members: 10,662
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Synopsis

To aid his conquest of Japan, the ruthless lord Daigo Kagemitsu offers to sacrifice his soon-to-be-born son to 48 demons. The demons accept, and the next day, the child is born with several missing limbs and is ruthlessly cast down a river.

Fifteen years later, a stubborn young boy named Dororo struggles to survive against hunger and oppressive samurai on the streets of an impoverished and war-torn village. After angering a group of thugs, Dororo is attacked by them, but a mysterious man interrupts them, claiming to hear spirits nearby. Sure enough, a monster emerges from the river, and the man then removes his prosthetic arms, revealing blades hidden underneath, with which he slays the monster before leaving.

That night, as the man walks through the forest, Dororo approaches him and declares that he will accompany him. From this, the man, Hyakkimaru, reveals that many of his body parts were stolen by demons and that though he sought a peaceful life, he couldn't escape their relentless onslaught. Despite the tale, Dororo still insists on tagging along. And thus, Hyakkimaru travels through Japan with his new companion and a puppy named Nota, facing the brutality of both hell and mankind.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hyakkimaru

Main
Nozawa, Nachi
Japanese

Dororo

Main
Matsushima, Minori
Japanese

Mio

Supporting
Mutou, Reiko
Japanese

Tahoumaru

Supporting
Nakamura, Shuusei
Japanese

Biwamaru

Supporting
Takiguchi, Junpei
Japanese

Jukai

Supporting

Kagemitsu, Daigo

Supporting
Naya, Gorou
Japanese

Nuinokata

Supporting

Midoro

Supporting

Bandai

Supporting

Staff

Sugii, Gisaburou
Director
Dezaki, Osamu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Katsui, Chikao
Episode Director, Setting
Hikone, Norio
Episode Director


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Opening Theme

"Dororo no Uta" by Toshiko Fujita
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Ending Theme

"Dororo no Uta" by Toshiko Fujita



Mar 29, 2017
Czarine (All reviews)
I must warn you at this point: even if this is a children's anime, it is very gory, and has cruel themes going on (starvation, child slaughter, war...). But no sex nor rape, obviously. Many of the monster scenes would be considered way too scary for children today.

As of writing this, only half of the episodes have been subbed. I understand some japanese, so the lack of subtitles wasn't a problem, since the story is quite straightforward. Knowledge of old fashioned and slangy japanese is useful, if you wish to keep up with the characters' lines.

Story:

I haven't read the manga, so I didn't have any read more
Jun 19, 2018
Neimaj (All reviews)
*SPOILER WARNING*


Daigo Kagemitsu is a man who desires power. Political power, to be exact. One night, he decides to sacrifice forty-eight of his unborn child's body parts to forty-eight demons to gain more power within Japan. When the child was born, it only had a head and a torso. The baby, soon after it was born, became an orphan. One day, a doctor named, Juko, found the baby and decided to take care of it. He named it, Hyakkimaru. As Hyakkimaru got older, Juko had to create prosthetic body parts for him, and that's when Hyakkimaru noticed that monsters were around him on read more
Jun 14, 2020
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
I'm mainly familiar with Osamu Tezuka's dark fantasy/ historical manga series from my exposure to the 2019 remake of the series that would come out for it 50 years later, which I did have the opportunity to see last year. This older adaptation appears to simplify a good deal of the supernatural lore and character depth found from the remake with Hyakkimaru appearing to have psychic abilities for sensing his surroundings and communicating with others, Dororo being more hot-headed and bratty, and Daigo Kagemitsu portrayed as a pure villain. Plus, the number of demons that Hyakkimaru has to slay to reclaim his body parts is read more
Mar 29, 2020
Eoussama (All reviews)
Disclaimer: Story spoilers in the character's discussion paragraph.

I like to watch my Anime in sequential order, that is, tracking down entries of a franchise I'm interested in watching in chronological order of release is almost a need for me, however, sometimes, sudden remakes make the jump, and I'm here left clueless of whether to experience the original entry or jump straight into the more popular, up-to-date release that has all the buzz talking about it. When Dororo was first announced and started serializing, that was a challenge for me to undertake, I didn't watch to mùiss out of the weekly hype bandwagon, so I decided read more

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