A female warrior who was raised as a man joins a young samurai's quest to recover 48 of his body parts from 48 demons and to avenge her parents death.

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Dororo (as Kô Shibasaki)
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Katsuo Nakamura ...
Bipa
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Ojiya
Satoshi Hakuzen
Gekidan Hitori ...
Scoundrel
Ryûki Kitaoka
Taigi Kobayashi
Kenji Oka
Tetta Sugimoto ...
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In the year 3048, the wounded Lord Kagemitsu Daigo proposes a deal to rule the whole world to forty-eight demons in their sealed temple. In return, the demons ask forty-eight parts of the body of his unborn son. When the mutilated baby is born, his mother puts him in a basket in the river flow to save his life. The baby survives and becomes the demon slayer Hyakkimaru that slash demons to retrieve his body parts. During his journey, he meets the female thief Dororo, who was raised as a boy after the death of her parents by the evil Lord Daigo, in a small town and she befriends Hyakkimaru and joins him in his quest seeking revenge against the Daigo's clan. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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48 body parts taken by demons, 48 fights to win them back.

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Дороро: Легенда о воине  »

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Some of the demons Hyakkimaru fights are based on traditional Japanese creatures. The spider demon is a Jorogumo and the winged male demon is a Daitengu. The other demons are unique creations to the Dororo brand or just labeled as various generic Oni. See more »

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Dororo: He's laughing. He thinks we are foolish; the way we crawl and hide, how we fight each other and live in poverty. He finds it all amusing!
Dororo: [shouting] Shut up! We are living things! What's so funny about living things trying their best to live?
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What is wrong with you people?
5 August 2007 | by (Slovakia) – See all my reviews

I do not usually comment movies regardless of how good or bad I feel about other comments on it, but I think this piece deserves my time. Dororo might not be the greatest fantasy movie of all time, but it's story telling, visuals and wonderful acting deserve their place amongst the best. I have never seen the original comics it is based upon and I am not going to compare it to other popular fantasy titles either. It is a movie that stands on its own, represents perfectly Japanese style of cinematography and gives the western audience an opportunity to have a good look on eastern mythology themes. If you can close one eye over few lower cost effects, there is absolutely nothing you will find lacking except the next two episodes to be available much sooner :)

Pretty please, if you can not find a good word for anything that is not made in US, then do not watch. This movie does not deserve you and you do not deserve it.

P.S.: I would like to send the best regards to the reviewer who turned the movie down while admitting he did not understand a word from it. I might next try to watch movie ala Forrest Gump with muted sound and rate it as bad comedy. But perhaps it would be better if you stick to rating Japanese porn movies. I believe there should not be much problem if you do not get what they are talking about ;)


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