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Jan 7, 11:48 AM
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Omfg this is HYPE!!!
 
Jan 7, 11:49 AM

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Well this is quite impressive. Hopefully this keeps it up.





 
Jan 7, 11:50 AM

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Well, this was actually a really good first episode. Introduced the plot and moved things along at a decent pace, conveyed information well without relying on exposition very much at all and was also very visually pleasing despite the dark colour palette. Some good animation in Hyakkimaru's fight against the demon too, and a great OP and excellent ED too.

This is definitely looking promising already, that's for certain.
 
Jan 7, 11:52 AM
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Incredible episode, solid production and that OP and ED are amazing, definitely my favorites this season so far. Can't wait for the next episode.
 
Jan 7, 12:01 PM
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kaushik17 said:
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Quite overwhelmed after just trying out to see what kind of series it is. And then - Buddha, Tezuka Osamu, Amazarashi... A surprise, to be sure, but a pleasant one...
Quite many points I want to address, first being the fact that this is not a known for Tezuka Osamu kind of story - usually they are extremely positive, I'd say even rivaling Fairy Tail. Here it is quite a dark story in dark times. A change of pace, but obviously Dororo would not make it this far not being a decent piece of art.
The language is hard on ears, it is quite hard to understand the ancient Japanese when some sentences are exclusively that. Also, the English translation... could surely be better and more accurate, especially for the usual Japanese. +for the old Japanese, -to whoever decided not to do a thorough work on the English subtitles.
The not quite usual, but a must for medieval Japan trait - greatly religiously influenced world. I dare say here it goes hand in hand with symbolism, which is welcome. Buddha statue losing its head to protect the cursed child... is still something, even if it sounds quite generic. Monk, dying to protect the world from evil, is quite a fundamental thing here - the monk who also claimed to have started losing faith, when facing against someone who is prepared to not only deal with the devil, but also to murder if it furthers his goals, clearly sees Buddhas teachings true - the world needs to be protected from evil. The opening sequence is also done in the tradition of true art, which only makes me happier.
And then there is Amazarashi - who else could sign a song to a faithless morally depraved age, rife with demons and backward oldmen? Even if I am not exactly most faithful to the direction Amazarashi songs are taking today (or maybe, which I am afraid to admit, I am just unable to understand them anymore), the contribution of Amazarashi's spirit to this series fits well.
And lastly Mappa (That was Geno animated intro for Kokkoku, did Mappa trade it? Hmmm), an ambiguous jack-of-all-trades studio. I will always be waiting for a third entry in the Shingeki no Bahamut series, so I am glad they are still kicking AND kicking something good.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. I bear no degree in music, but... I don't think it worked here. Overall the opening gets a pass, I believe.


Tbh, a lot of Tezuka works are dark, especially the one's written during his depression. So compared to those, this is kind of tame.

Oh, that I did not know myself. After all I am only accustomed to Tezuka through the Atom and Black Jack. Now this.
 
Jan 7, 12:02 PM
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What?A child character actually being dubbed by a kid?
What is this
1/10

Finally! Just some consistency!
Though beware the child might not like all the lines it has to say in the setting...
 
Jan 7, 12:03 PM
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And lastly Mappa (That was Geno animated intro for Kokkoku, did Mappa trade it? Hmmm), an ambiguous jack-of-all-trades studio. I will always be waiting for a third entry in the Shingeki no Bahamut series, so I am glad they are still kicking AND kicking something good.
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It's the intro for one of the producers: Twin Engine
 
Jan 7, 12:04 PM

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AwesomeAlfie27 said:
What?A child character actually being dubbed by a kid?
What is this
1/10

this made me laugh more than Ueno-san
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Jan 7, 12:05 PM
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is anyone subbing this?


Since it's streaming on Amazon, there will be official subs so you won't have to wait long for it to uploaded on KissAnime and such (let's be real, hardly anyone would use Amazon for anime).

Why can't I find it on Amazon prime -_- smh :3
Although I saw it. Pretty neat. I wish they would have skipped over 16 years without a proper backstory, hopefully we get some backstory in the upcoming episodes. Dororo as a character is pretty good.
 
Jan 7, 12:06 PM

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That was pretty good! I feel like the make or break for this show is going to be whether the story is interesting or not.
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DumpsterKing said:
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And lastly Mappa (That was Geno animated intro for Kokkoku, did Mappa trade it? Hmmm), an ambiguous jack-of-all-trades studio. I will always be waiting for a third entry in the Shingeki no Bahamut series, so I am glad they are still kicking AND kicking something good.
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It's the intro for one of the producers: Twin Engine

Well the sign is going places it seems.
 
Jan 7, 12:06 PM
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Best premiere episode so far. That was really damn good.

Dororo was nice. Glad that a young teen actually voiced Dororo to really sell the kid voice.
 
Jan 7, 12:25 PM
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Daniel_Naumov said:
kaushik17 said:


Tbh, a lot of Tezuka works are dark, especially the one's written during his depression. So compared to those, this is kind of tame.

Oh, that I did not know myself. After all I am only accustomed to Tezuka through the Atom and Black Jack. Now this.


works like mW, Ayako, Barbara are some examples :)
 
Jan 7, 12:34 PM
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Great first episode. Also Dororo is hella smug lol

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Jan 7, 12:37 PM
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I see allot of people trashing the op haha. personally i liked it, when the camera was spinning around the characters damn that was some sexy animation. But yeah i understand the hiphop synth funk beat was kinda of.
 
Jan 7, 12:40 PM

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12 demons=12 episodes confirmed? Damn i want more than that, it's pretty good
 
Jan 7, 12:42 PM

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This was a wonderful surprise, I didn't know what to expect going into the series blind, but the story got me hooked quickly. Can't wait for the next episode
 
Jan 7, 12:55 PM

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Great start, definitely need to check out the original manga/anime sometime in the future.
 
Jan 7, 12:59 PM

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The OP song is fine as I don't want this show to be another Gegege no Kitaro.


No offense, I'm just curious, but what do you mean by you don't wan it to be another Gegege no Kitaro because of the OP? Gegege's OP is pretty good?
 
Jan 7, 1:08 PM

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Great first episode. It really set the tone for the anime. I don't know anything about the original or the manga, so it's completely new to me, but the story seems really interesting and unique. Definitely excited to follow Dororo this season.

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If anyone is wondering about the 12 demons = 12 episodes for the series idea, that doesn't seem to be the case. Dororo will be at least 15 episodes long or possibly a 2 cour series. This is because the director of the ED said on twitter that he's working on episode 15.
https://mobile.twitter.com/osamukoba/status/1082040974086262784
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Jan 7, 1:17 PM

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I first wasn't going to check this anime out because I am not of the samurai stuff, but seeing the high rating after the first episode I gave it a show and

What
the
fuck.
In a good sense.
 
Jan 7, 1:20 PM

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Could finally see it too. Very good first episode. *O*
Hyakkimaru looks better than in the original. badass.
Changing the character design makes sense. Due to the gloomy atmosphere.

Xae said:
If anyone is wondering about the 12 demons = 12 episodes for the series idea, that doesn't seem to be the case. Dororo will be at least 15 episodes long or possibly a 2 cour series. This is because the director of the ED said on twitter that he's working on episode 15.
https://twitter.com/osamuko...

Link is not right. Ö_Ö
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Jan 7, 1:28 PM

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only thing i've been looking forward to watching this season, pretty good first ep.
 
Jan 7, 1:34 PM
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Could finally see it too. Very good first episode. *O*
Hyakkimaru looks better than in the original. badass.
Changing the character design makes sense. Due to the gloomy atmosphere.

Xae said:
If anyone is wondering about the 12 demons = 12 episodes for the series idea, that doesn't seem to be the case. Dororo will be at least 15 episodes long or possibly a 2 cour series. This is because the director of the ED said on twitter that he's working on episode 15.
https://twitter.com/osamuko...

Link is not right. Ö_Ö
My bad, didn't copy the whole link. I've fixed it now thanks.
 
Jan 7, 1:39 PM

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My bad, didn't copy the whole link. I've fixed it now thanks.

Thank you :) That sounds good.
 
Jan 7, 1:53 PM

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i didnt know what to expect from this first episode - i didnt really get my hopes up because usually i dont watch this kind of anime , but honestly this first episode blew me away! got my hopes up for this series now ahaha. interesting concept and well-executed i believe
 
Jan 7, 2:02 PM

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Found my gem of the season it seems. This is great.
 
Jan 7, 2:06 PM

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That was decent. The animation was good for Mappa. I really like this style of anime.
 
Jan 7, 2:06 PM

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Xae said:
Priestess_Alva said:
Could finally see it too. Very good first episode. *O*
Hyakkimaru looks better than in the original. badass.
Changing the character design makes sense. Due to the gloomy atmosphere.


Link is not right. Ö_Ö
My bad, didn't copy the whole link. I've fixed it now thanks.

ok, now i'm thinking 12 demons = 1 per 2 episode, Ô_Ô
you didn't fixed the link bro
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My bad, didn't copy the whole link. I've fixed it now thanks.

ok, now i'm thinking 12 demons = 1 per 2 episode, Ô_Ô
you didn't fixed the link bro
I did, click the link on my original comment, not the quoted one.
 
Jan 7, 2:29 PM

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Good and interesting episode. The animation is great plus the creepy OST and atmostphere. Looking forward to it.
 
Jan 7, 2:30 PM

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awesome first episode. I really liked how the backgrounds were slightly textured so that it looks like this is an old Japanese painting.
 
Jan 7, 2:42 PM
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first episode was very good, I hope it continues dynamic also in the next episodes 😏
 
Jan 7, 2:47 PM
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"12 demons"
I guess they couldn't handle 48
 
Jan 7, 2:48 PM

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Good episode but wtf is this awfull opening
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Jan 7, 2:54 PM
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Impressive episode! And seriously Asada Hiroyuki's chara design and drawings in the ending are so awesome! I love his style SO much!

The whole thing was amazing! I'm totally looking forward to episode 2!
 
Jan 7, 3:02 PM

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I was very into it. It's not only the good production, the action and the story, but the worldbuilding seems seriously fascinating and the way it's paced, the supernatural folklore elements, this felt a lot like watching a classic chambara with a more bombastic directorial style that somehow fits.

Whoever thought that opening was a good idea however... why.
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Jan 7, 3:09 PM
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Great first episode. I recently read the manga for this show and i'm super excited. I'm glad the anime is slowing the story down a bit. This episode was adapted very well and I am ready for next week's episode.
 
Jan 7, 3:09 PM
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The first third was kind of slow and confusing, but it was completely necessary to show what was going on, especially since there’s no narration to tell what’s going on. Once it came together it made sense. The second third was good at setting up Dororo’s character. I like him so far : ). And then of course the final third was amazing. That fight was really dynamic, and it was pretty interesting too. I liked the way it was animated and it was pretty badass. I’m excited for next week after that ending! The OP isn’t like any music I can remember. It sounds really weird to me. I’m not sure if I like it or not yet. The ED, however, I love already. It’s kind of adorable and I like the song as well. I’m really hyped for this show
 
Jan 7, 3:13 PM

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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.

What is with studio Mappa and OP's with English though, the op still looks really nice the song is going to take getting use to though. ED is a bop though, now that's the good stuff.

The fight scenes look pretty neat, I can't wait to see the later demons! Hyakkimaru looks so cool, I really like the character designs here.

I don't remember any old lady getting killed in the manga, or some strong old guy, pretty sure MC's parents sent him off. Sorta weird how they went straight for the time skip, these changes are going to take a bit to get use to, I mean this manga was only like 19 chapters anyway so makes sense.

For my most anticipated original of this year, it's already promising!


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Jan 7, 3:27 PM

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Had a very good start and the mc is very unique. If they keep this level of quality this might be one of the best anime of the season/year.
 
Jan 7, 3:46 PM

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Wow! o.o
This is actually surprised me, the op is different, its style and music give different charisma and I like it.
As a first episode, this anime caught my attention easily, I don't remember when was the last time I got caught by the first episode this way.. if it was already completed anime, I am sure I would binge the watch.
 
Jan 7, 4:03 PM

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So, the father thrown into false prophecy.
 
Jan 7, 4:05 PM

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This is off to a spectacular start, great atmosphere and fight choreography combined with an interesting backstory that lends itself well to making me very interested in the protagonist before we even hear him speak.
Xae said:
If anyone is wondering about the 12 demons = 12 episodes for the series idea, that doesn't seem to be the case. Dororo will be at least 15 episodes long or possibly a 2 cour series. This is because the director of the ED said on twitter that he's working on episode 15.
https://mobile.twitter.com/osamukoba/status/1082040974086262784
fuck yes

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Jizzy, I know you have no idea how to argue for shit,

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Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

 
Jan 7, 4:27 PM
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I like how it starts off with that motet cycle intro like from kokkoku and Karakuri Circus. I guess all shows from twin engine will have it.
 
Jan 7, 4:37 PM
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that was some heat
 
Jan 7, 4:38 PM

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Like many others I'm not feeling the OP, it just doesn't fit the show. That aside Dororo is a cute little rascal, props to the young VA who is doing her voice.
 
Jan 7, 4:40 PM

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Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit! Finally something good!
 
Jan 7, 4:52 PM
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The anime might be good or even great , but I can’t watch it for the simple fact is there are no subtitles! If you can speak Japanese though; I guess you’ll be alright. Lol
 
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