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Jan 8, 4:20 AM

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Thank god! I always wanted to read this, then the adaptation came. This and Mob are my favorites this winter! Two aesthetic of the winter~
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Jan 8, 4:32 AM

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what an absolute abortion - this is true cgi hell! if only a decent studio could have got their hands on this and animated this the way it deserved. i recommend watching the original black and white version done by tezuka productions back when they truly meant something - the company that calls itself "tezuka" these days is but a shadow of a shadow of what it once was. also read the original manga - that is true genius.
 
Jan 8, 4:36 AM

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reeeeee gtfo out of my series normies
this - these f@#cking kids wouldn't know real anime if it bit them on the ass. i guess this just further prooves i'm a bitter old man (remember the good ol' days when anime was drawn by real live humans instead of demonic a.i. robots?)...anyways, one more remake to avoid like the plague. kids, listen to me, just watch the original - this ain't worth your time.
 
Jan 8, 4:49 AM
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This was nearly perfect,,screw it...It was PERFECT. Loved the animation, the soundtrack and atmosphere.

Very intriguing indeed

plz don't disappoint Mappa.
 
Jan 8, 4:50 AM

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what an absolute abortion - this is true cgi hell! if only a decent studio could have got their hands on this and animated this the way it deserved. i recommend watching the original black and white version done by tezuka productions back when they truly meant something - the company that calls itself "tezuka" these days is but a shadow of a shadow of what it once was. also read the original manga - that is true genius.


octal9 said:
Golden_Scarlett said:
reeeeee gtfo out of my series normies
this - these f@#cking kids wouldn't know real anime if it bit them on the ass. i guess this just further prooves i'm a bitter old man (remember the good ol' days when anime was drawn by real live humans instead of demonic a.i. robots?)...anyways, one more remake to avoid like the plague. kids, listen to me, just watch the original - this ain't worth your time.


can you tell me the which part of the episode was the cgi hell?
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Jan 8, 4:56 AM

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Fell in love with this anime from first episode.

Without having watched the PVs it was entertaining piecing together the plot aspects, even if it wasn't that big of a deal.

That said, I like that some elements of the artstyle are still faithful to the original. The story promises a lot, and the premise is really interesting.

AOTS so far from me.
 
Jan 8, 5:04 AM
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Wow, I remember playing a PS2 game with a plot similar to this. It was pretty sick. Probably based on this story huh.


because the game was based on this manga ^^
 
Jan 8, 5:05 AM

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It's kind of amusing to watch someone who gave up on the gods striking a deal with demons. He was right though, hell is here, and that priest being grateful for dying before he completely lost his faith was good too. It's certainly a striking way to start a story.

It seems that the main character, or the deuteragonist since he isn't Dororo? The one who was almost completely sacrificed, will be able to recover what was stolen from him, lifting the "curse" of the twelve demons if he somehow manages to kill them all. At least I think that killing that one was the reason he got his face back.

And it will also affect his "father"'s lands, which is good because he should fall. If he truly cared about the people, or felt sorry for his son who became the price he paid, then it would be harder to judge or blame him, but he also wanted power and he laughed like a maniac when he saw his son like that, and knew that the deal would come true; getting rid of the boy as if he were disposable, not allowing him to die on his mother's arms like she begged, and not sparing a thought for him. But well, what goes around comes around I guess.

I just read the synopsis after writing this and reading some of the comments here, and well, yes, this is really what's happening. Excited for more!
 
Jan 8, 5:23 AM

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That anime looks a lot of fun i am really enjoying it !!! I love the classics . I ll even watch the old one after this ends

 
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haoody said:
octal9 said:
what an absolute abortion - this is true cgi hell! if only a decent studio could have got their hands on this and animated this the way it deserved. i recommend watching the original black and white version done by tezuka productions back when they truly meant something - the company that calls itself "tezuka" these days is but a shadow of a shadow of what it once was. also read the original manga - that is true genius.


octal9 said:
this - these f@#cking kids wouldn't know real anime if it bit them on the ass. i guess this just further prooves i'm a bitter old man (remember the good ol' days when anime was drawn by real live humans instead of demonic a.i. robots?)...anyways, one more remake to avoid like the plague. kids, listen to me, just watch the original - this ain't worth your time.


can you tell me the which part of the episode was the cgi hell?
the whole thing - like i said before i'm an old-fashioned bitter old man who digs hand drawn animation. maybe my problem is being so attached to the original '60s version which was so very perfect (why remake perfection). nothing against those who like this style, but i just can't hack it. also, i felt this version lacked the humor of the original and instead focuses only on the brutality and violent side - one of the things i've always loved most about tezuka's works is that he effortlessly combines humor into some really dark stories - more people should check out his manga. there's a reason he's considered the father of modern manga/anime. it's too bad his company has foundered after he left us far too soon.
 
Jan 8, 5:51 AM

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Loving the 1st episode, the animation quality is more than i expected, studio MAPPA nailed it again
 
Jan 8, 6:01 AM

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octal9 said:
haoody said:




can you tell me the which part of the episode was the cgi hell?
the whole thing - like i said before i'm an old-fashioned bitter old man who digs hand drawn animation. maybe my problem is being so attached to the original '60s version which was so very perfect (why remake perfection). nothing against those who like this style, but i just can't hack it. also, i felt this version lacked the humor of the original and instead focuses only on the brutality and violent side - one of the things i've always loved most about tezuka's works is that he effortlessly combines humor into some really dark stories - more people should check out his manga. there's a reason he's considered the father of modern manga/anime. it's too bad his company has foundered after he left us far too soon.

aren't you confusing cgi (computer-generated image) with the art style? but anyway, i'll take a look at the old anime. just readed a bit of the manga and liked everything, it's sad that he've been canceled
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Jan 8, 6:05 AM

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The animation is good, need to see more to make anything out of the story, but that ending tho. So fucking good.

P.S. Dororo's a boy, right?
 
Jan 8, 6:16 AM
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how great anime is this,,
so musch gore, blood , death, and devil.. very dark..
and this anime is more like noragami,,
im very sad to see the MC life but im still wondering how the baby who didnt have eye, skin , nose and other still alive in 16 years old after abandoned by his family,, and how he can get his face after meet Dororo,,
im waiting for next episode...
 
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Jan 8, 6:37 AM

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Not really a fan of how it looks and the song choice for the OP was godawful but overall this episode was great. I felt pretty bad for the mom, excited to see her meet the protag again.

 
Jan 8, 7:17 AM
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I thought this first episode was AMAZING! I'm hooked already with the mystery and dark af atmosphere. I feel like this might be tragically underrated though which usually happens with a lot of great anime
 
Jan 8, 7:55 AM

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It's so weird to see Dororo in such a dark style considering the manga looks so cartoonish, but man does it look great.


Welcome to the world of Osamu Tezuka, where you get some of the most depressing stories with cartoony character designs.
 
Jan 8, 8:16 AM
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Damn... this anime gave me goosebumps already, op and ed are really awesome. The short fight was amazingly detailed (some part was off though)... The father sold his soul to devil leading to some crazy shit like the baby... Bruh, why the mother still kept that headless Buddha statue? Not a fan of religion but the sacrilege gave me chill... Anyway, looking forward to the next episode
 
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Thanks for spoiling this aspect of the story for me, how are you unable to get spoiler tags right?
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Jan 8, 8:39 AM
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I have great expectation from this one, the PV & synopsis is super interesting. Love the OP, nice action scene, hope they keep the quality.
 
Jan 8, 9:18 AM
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Dororo is a boy?! But...he’s so...cute. RIP my sexuality. Love the end song; really agree with all others praising first ep—very excited about this one. Could end up my fav if the season and def would not have predicted that—tho I’m not complaining. This is my first season of week-to-week anime watching and already in love with it.
 
Jan 8, 9:20 AM
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Some of the opening sounds fucking amazing, other parts (basically the higher parts) sound horrible but better than expected.
Very suspenseful and looks promising.
 
Jan 8, 9:20 AM

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Honestly, I know nothing about the original source but I want more, this episode was really intriguing and visually interesting. Already fell in love with OP and ED
 
Jan 8, 9:27 AM
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Excellent first episode, Dororo is going to be amazing. Yes sir
 
Jan 8, 10:25 AM

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This was more than amazing! The animation was top notch, the VA's stood out and it seems like the story will also be very good with lots of deaths and gore.

 
Jan 8, 10:26 AM

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This works so well with a more modern art style. I especially like Dororo's design, it makes a certain twist later on more believeable compared to the manga. Also really nice background designs! The OP sounds really strange and out of place though.
 
Jan 8, 10:31 AM

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now that's why i'm here:
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Jan 8, 10:52 AM

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i actually liked the opening (at least the "screaming sound", maybe not so much when he was singing lol)
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Jan 8, 10:55 AM

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Oh yeah this show is gonna be fucking badass
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Jan 8, 11:01 AM

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BRUH That opening song is 10/10 quality

Definitely a serious contender for AOTS, and possible AOTY
 
Jan 8, 12:34 PM

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That kinda blew me away, honestly
 
Jan 8, 12:34 PM

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Gotta say it was worth the hype both op and ed are lit.
 
Jan 8, 12:38 PM

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That's the ending I hope for on a first episode. Didn't gave much info but enough for me to look for the second episode.

The fighting scene at the end was great and the premise is quite good too. I wonder if he can actually speak...I hope so.
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Jan 8, 12:50 PM

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Raoni27 said:
KaiserNazrin said:
Wow, I remember playing a PS2 game with a plot similar to this. It was pretty sick. Probably based on this story huh.


because the game was based on this manga ^^



Ohhhhh now that makes a whole lot of sense. I was seeing so much similarity and was wondering why.

EDIT: Sheeeeeet now I know quite a few answers beforehand :(
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I don't typically read manga so if I guess something right please don't tell me.
 
Jan 8, 1:00 PM
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Bloody hell. That was much better than I expected. I love Tezuka and his style of storytelling, but I was wary this story being adapted in 2019. I shouldn't have worried since MAPPA delivered quality once again.
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Jan 8, 1:06 PM
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I loved it! promising..
 
Jan 8, 4:28 PM
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That was good. My type of show. I like the setting.
 
Jan 8, 4:31 PM
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Since i played the PS2 game way back when. Will the anime be the same as the game?
 
Jan 8, 4:51 PM

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Wow, so glad I picked it up.
It just ended and ready to a full 25 episodes marathon. Loved it, hope it mantain itself interesting :D
 
Jan 8, 5:33 PM

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For a "modern" reimagining, this was incredibly close to the first TV adaptation!
The redesign of Dororo is quite good in evoking his past form. Hyakkimaru on the other hand..

Looks like they reduced the number of body parts to fit a half-length show. A full length one would have been more fitting to celebrate the God of Manga...

Also, this dog... I was kind of hoping that it wouldn't be picked up by this adaptation. Was it even in the manga??

Something I found weird was the blind monk in the past, what was that? Was it in the book? o_O

5/5 @CodeBlazeFate I know you didn't have it on your radar so may I point it out for you?


@Birdsanddrugs To be fair, the first adaptations (colour pilot, B&W TV series) had quite the action too.

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@AwesomeAlfie27 Where did you get the actor's age?
 
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For a "modern" reimagining, this was incredibly close to the first TV adaptation!
The redesign of Dororo is quite good in evoking his past form. Hyakkimaru on the other hand..

Looks like they reduced the number of body parts to fit a half-length show. A full length one would have been more fitting to celebrate the God of Manga...

Also, this dog... I was kind of hoping that it wouldn't be picked up by this adaptation. Was it even in the manga??

Something I found weird was the blind monk in the past, what was that? Was it in the book? o_O

5/5 @CodeBlazeFate I know you didn't have it on your radar so may I point it out for you?


@Birdsanddrugs To be fair, the first adaptations (colour pilot, B&W TV series) had quite the action too.

@FMMatron Kannst du bitte mir Animation Probleme Beispiele geben? OK.ru hat immer wieder die Auflosung auf die 3DS geändert und deswegen hatte ich oft schw.Bildschirme, deshalb habe ich sie vielleicht verpasst.

@AwesomeAlfie27 Where did you get the actor's age?
It's on my radar but given it airs the same day as Mob Psycho Mob 100 2, I'm hoping they don't end on the same day too cuz otherwise I won't be able to watch them both (at least in the context of being seasonals).
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A pretty cool first episode, very stylish. I like the OP.
 
Jan 8, 6:47 PM
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pretty cool so far cmon mappa lets make this show a banger i love when shows are set within the feudal era
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Jan 8, 7:10 PM

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Does anyone know how old Dororo is?

I just finished the first episode and was wondering where I could fit this anime in the MALs 2019 Anime Watching Challenge.
There is this item "16. Watch an anime with 2 or more main characters where one is a human child ". But the instructions specify that "the child should be 12 years old or younger (you should be able to find a source for the age; doesn't need to be stated on MAL)"

Does anyone know how old Dororo is? And if so, where did you find this information?

Thanks in advance!
 
Jan 8, 7:20 PM
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It's going to be one of those anime which people drop like flies.
 
Jan 8, 7:24 PM
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It's sad to see that so many people have shit taste and don't see how effin' awesome the opening is. Already watched it like 30 times. Can't wait for the full version.
 
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Does anyone know how old Dororo is?

I just finished the first episode and was wondering where I could fit this anime in the MALs 2019 Anime Watching Challenge.
There is this item "16. Watch an anime with 2 or more main characters where one is a human child ". But the instructions specify that "the child should be 12 years old or younger (you should be able to find a source for the age; doesn't need to be stated on MAL)"

Does anyone know how old Dororo is? And if so, where did you find this information?

Thanks in advance!


Dororo doesn't really know his age since in the manga he mentions "when I was 5, 6, or 10" when he recalled something from the past, so it's a bit ambiguous.

I bet he's around 10 or 11 though, since Hyakkimaru is 16-ish. I dunno if the anime is going to give him a cannon age, so you can just wait and see.


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Jan 8, 8:42 PM
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It's interesting. I'll definitely finish this. I can't wait for the next episode. Also, it's made my MAPPA so the rest of the series will probably be good too.
 
Jan 8, 8:44 PM

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Christ. That's a substantial amount of talent exhibited in the first episode. OP staff: Takeshi Koike (Animation direction) and Takafumi Hori did some key animation (Staff that worked on Samurai Champloo.)
 
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