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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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Akihiko Shiota

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Osamu Tezuka (comic), Masa Nakamura (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Hyakkimaru
Ko Shibasaki ... Dororo (as Kô Shibasaki)
Kiichi Nakai ... Kagemitsu Daigo
Yoshio Harada ... Jukai
Eita ... Tahomaru
Mieko Harada ... Yuri
Katsuo Nakamura ... Biwa Hoshi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kumiko Asô ... Ojiya
Denden ... Praying Father
Satoshi Hakuzen Satoshi Hakuzen
Misayo Haruki Misayo Haruki ... Praying Mother
Kurumi Hashimoto Kurumi Hashimoto ... Dororo
Gekidan Hitori Gekidan Hitori ... Scoundrel
Seizô Katô Seizô Katô ... Hell Hound
Ryûki Kitaoka Ryûki Kitaoka
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Fantasy | Horror

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 March 2007 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Дороро: Легенда о воине See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,719,795 (Japan), 28 January 2007, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In order, the monsters that Hyakkimaru fights are: Jorogumo (spider demon), Maimai'Onba and her Hanyo (moth and caterpillar demons), Ki Oni (cherry blossom tree demon), Tokage Oni (lizard demon), Daitengu (bird demon), Inu Oni (dog demons) and Ratto Oni (rat demon). 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.
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Remake of Dororo (1968) See more »

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Forget your Ring...
9 August 2007 | by grandmastersikSee all my reviews

...Dororo kicks arse and has much nicer, more natural scenery for its walkabouts.

Okay, so some SFX would be at place in an episode of Power Rangers, thus inevitably costing it a huge amount of would-be fans, but with its tongue-in-cheek tale to suit its SFX - in parts making their badness seem deliberate - who cares? Not all films are for everyone, but for those Dororo IS for, it satisfies totally!

Dororo follows a young Pinocchio-type man as he saunters Japan, killing demons to regain his lost body, and with it his humanity. Joining him on his quest is the troubled nameless thief he dubs "Dororo"; her own motives are unclear at first, but when revealed, aid the plot rather well.

Filled with action, slapstick antics and being the fruit of a script which can successfully carry a viewer on a high from start-to-finish, Dororo offers 2hours and 18 minutes that you won't want given back, instead, you'll gladly accept the exchange of time for watching this great flick.

Even though the film seems complete in itself, its story does insinuate that other adventures (i.e. "sequels") could very well stem from it.

I've seen that parts 2 and 3 are set to be made - for once, these will be sequels that I'll be looking forward to.


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