Dororo / Dororo to Hyakkimaru (Anime & Live Action)


Dororo / Dororo to Hyakkimaru


Genres: action, adventure, supernatural
Themes: historical
Objectionable Content: Mild
Plot Summary: Hyakkimaru is a young man who lacks 48 body parts because they were taken from him by demons before birth, as payment by his father, Kagemitsu Daigo, to obtain his wish to take over the country. When the baby boy was born he was missing 48 parts of his body, and thus was abandoned—thrown into a river. Hyakkimaru has grown up and now has obtained fake body parts so he can eliminate the 48 demons that were made from his body, and to retrieve his missing parts. Along for the adventure is the boy thief, Dororo, with whom he becomes friends.
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 1969-04-06 to 1969-09-28

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Dororo (Remake)

Genres: action, supernatural
Themes: historical
Vintage: 2019-01

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Dororo (Live Action movie)

Genres: adventure, horror, supernatural
Themes: historical
Plot Summary: After being defeated in battle, a desperate feudal lord makes a pact with demons, offering each a piece of his yet unborn son’s body to obtain more power. Born barely human, the child is abandoned, but has gained near immortality from demonic influence. Years later, that son, Hyakkimaru, sets out on a journey to exterminate the demons that robbed him of his humanity. Together with the thief, Dororo, he travels the country, reclaiming part of what he lost with each demon he fells. However, that journey will force both Hyakkimaru and Dororo to come face to face with the brutal reality of the past.
Running time: 133 minutes
Vintage: 2007-01-27

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Discotek Licenses Dororo

posted on 2015-04-07 22:45 EDT


So, I was perusing my Sundance VOD the other night and I noticed that this movie was on it, I will get to it eventually… and I’ll let you know how it is.

But if someone else gets to it first, let me know!


I saw about the last 40 minutes of the movie when it aired on TV one Saturday morning a while ago. I liked it and have been waiting for it to come on again, so I can see the whole thing. Thanks for the mention of VOD - now I can see it from the beginning! At least I can tell you it ends well. :stuck_out_tongue:


Not on my VOD. Just got Gummo.:frowning:

Though Comcrap’s VOD has been acting a little odd as of late so may just not be updating again.


It was an interesting fantasy and I was entertained. Some of the effects were really good and some will make you laugh. There were touches of Moses and Frankenstein. After seeing the whole thing, the ending makes more sense now.

I saw in the credits that it was filmed in New Zealand – nice scenery, but a bit on the bleak side, which works for the story. There was one part with Spanish gypsy music that I thought was odd and some of the other music was a bit strange. Overall it wasn’t bad at all, but I can’t compare it to the anime or manga, since I haven’t seen or read it.

Now that I think about it – and I haven’t seen it in a while – but I think some of the effects kind of reminded me of Big Trouble in Little China. I liked Dororo and I want to know –

Is there a part two? :laugh:
Yes, it did have an open enough ending for a sequel.


Shelf Life: Dororo

by Paul Jensen, Gabriella Ekens, Jun 6th 2016


Osamu Tezuka’s Dororo Manga Gets New TV Anime by MAPPA, Tezuka Pro

posted on 2018-03-19 09:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Supernatural historical manga adapted for exclusive streaming on Amazon


Dororo TV Anime’s 1st Promo Video, Cast, Staff, Visual Revealed

posted on 2018-09-03 06:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New series based on Osamu Tezuka’s manga premieres in January 2019