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English: Dororo
Synonyms: Dororo to Hyakkimaru
Japanese: どろろ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 9, 1967 to Jul 3, 1968
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 7.671 (scored by 939 users)
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Ranked: #22172
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Popularity: #3628
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A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son's organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones with which the wronged son will use to hunt down the multitude of demons to reclaim his body one piece at a time, before confronting his father. On his journeys the young hero encounters an orphan who claims to be the greatest thief in Japan.

(Source: Vertical Inc.)


Dororo was published in English by Vertical Inc. in 3 volumes from April 29 to August 26, 2008 and again in a complete omnibus on March 20, 2012.

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Jun 14, 2012
BlitzkriegLove (All reviews)
At times when the fad is to read action/mecha/romance packed series, coming across a manga such as Dororo is a wonderful experience indeed. Most of us love Tezuka’s works but barely a few might have heard and bothered to read such an unknown manga. Compiled up in 4 volumes and about 870 pages (which are actually 3 volumes with a total of about 850 pages in the translated version) is the story of a Samurai and a chibi samurai hater in the Sengoku period.

The main protagonist, despite the fact that the manga title points to the orphan Dororo, seems to be Hyakkimaru. In order to read more
Aug 6, 2012
fujifruit (All reviews)

Dororo is one of Tezuka Osamu's darker works, and I'm honestly not sure what the author was aiming for here. Anyway, this was released by Vertical in 3 separate volumes, instead of 4. Vertical's release features a new cover design, which is possibly the worst cover design I've ever seen. Describe the cover?
Imagine taking random panels of manga and pasting it onto some human flesh.
Cool,right? No, not at all.


What happens when you combine Disney with rather violent fight scene? You get a manga like Dororo. The monsters are awesomely designed, while the humans are rather boring, and just unimpressive. The violent action scene lack read more


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