Dororo, Mugen no Juunin: Immortal Recommendations
Similar premise of a swordsman who has to kill people/things to fix a checkered past. They are both accompanied by a younger person on their journey. Both series take place in Feudal Japan, with some aspect inspired by Japanese mythology with Immortal being more grounded. The two series are also fairly violent with many fight scenes. The main difference is in tone, where Dororo is overall more light-hearted while Immortal is a 100% seinen show.
I couldn't help but think about Dororo while watching Mugen no Juunin...
Both shows take place in the same period (maybe Dororo's little bit earlier?) and have the same kind of atmospheres and colors.
Both talk about very mature themes and have the "good or bad" dilemma as main subject.
In both series, you have a sweet duo, fighting against the world, aiming for revenge.
And both start with independents episodes and then, develop a longer story.
Bud, I'd say Dororo is a bit more entertaining and mainstream, whereas Mugen no Juunin (2019) takes some strong artistic bias, which can bore some people.
- Both are anime about samurai.
- They focus on developing the main characters through their adventures.
- Stories of revenge.
- Supernatural powers and creatures
Both are damaged swordsmans in medieval Japan chasing and killing enemies to get to their ultimate goal.
Both shows are a good example of an "enemy of the week" type of anime but with different tone, Dororo is a bit more lighthearted than Blade of the Immortal.
Both shows have characters that are swordsman. In Dororo the MC tries to get all his body parts returned to him by killing demons and in Mugen no Juunin the MC tries to atone for his sins by devoting himself to killing 1000 evil men. In both shows the MC's pair up with female characters that travel with them.