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Director:
Writers:
Osamu Tezuka (comic)
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Release Date:
15 March 2007 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Tagline:
48 body parts taken by demons, 48 fights to win them back.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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Cast

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Directed by
Akihiko Shiota 
 
Writing credits
Osamu Tezuka (comic)

Masa Nakamura (screenplay) &
Akihiko Shiota (screenplay)

Produced by
Takashi Hirano .... producer
 
Art Direction by
Ken Turner 
 
Makeup Department
Tomo Hyakutake .... special makeup effects artist
Yûichi Matsui .... special makeup effects artist
 
Special Effects by
Gunner Ashford .... special effects technician
Tomo Hyakutake .... special effects makeup
 
Stunts
Kensuke Sonomura .... lead stunt double
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... action coordinator
 
Other crew
Siu-Tung Ching .... action instructor
Rika Higano .... set translator
 

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Runtime:
Hong Kong:139 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Dororo:Hey hey hey... This world is about the power of the sword and the coin. If that sword can destroy humans, you could conquer the world with it. If you're the greatest thief in the world, you have to steal the world.See more »

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41 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
A Diamond in the Ruff of Japanese movies, 29 May 2007
Author: talkingbubba from Japan

The previous poster surely was unaware of the history behind this grand movie. Dororo is based on the manga author of Osamu Tezuka which is one of his many manga titles (Atom Boy, Black Jack, etc.). The original story takes places during the warring states of Japan. However, the movie changes that as well as some minor parts here and there.

The main plot of the story is that a general pledges his soul to demons in exchange for power to destroy other warring clans. In exchange for this power, the demons (all 48 of them) want to have his first born son. The general agrees and he is granted his power. However, when his first son is born, the baby is without arms, legs, and other various body parts. (It looks more of a body with a head and a small mouth.) Disgusted by this, the general places him in a basket and sends his son downstream. The son is later retrieved by a man who was passing by. The man turns out to be a scientist who then makes body parts for the general's son (48 parts). A blind traveler appears and informs the scientist of how the general's son became that way. The traveler hands the scientist a sword that helps defeat monsters and demons. This sword is then attached to the boy, Hyakimaru. When Hyakimaru becomes older he learns of his fate and sets out to avenge his father and the 48 demons who took his body. Each demon he defeats with his sword gives him back a piece of his body.

Even though the title of the movie is called 'Dororo', it has little to do with the character other than that she (thinks she's a he) is Hyakimaru's sidekick. Her main reason for tagging along with him is for his sword and for an adventure. She provides some of the comedic relief from the one-dimensional character that Hyakimaru is.

I was timid about seeing this movie, but was quite pleased with how it turned out. I throughly enjoyed the music and soundtrack as well as the parts of New Zealand where it was filmed. If you have read the manga, anime, or know about the story itself, it is worth looking into. Also, if your Japanese is good (maybe about level 2 on the JLPT), then you can pick up on some of the minor jokes here and there. I'm glad that it won some awards and was acknowledged. I eagerly look forward to the sequel....

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