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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.


Akihiko Shiota


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


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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The movie reveals that the name Dororo means "Little Monster", but doesn't mention that the name of the sword and character - Hyakkimaru - means "Hundred Demons." See more »


Dororo: [Having listened to two peasants tell the story of how and why they came to abandon their child at a temple, which has since burned down, killing many children including their own] So that's how it was... Enough of your crap! I was born in a battleground. My whole village was burned. But still my dad and my mom fought back! Until they collapsed, spent... they never gave up. YOU know the truth about the horrible fate that awaits an abandoned child! A starving kid, collapsed by the road, clinging ...
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A great movie ... regardless
1 September 2007 | by ateeqimranSee all my reviews

I was really pained to see such negative comments about this movie.. by someone from japan itself.

We don't have to feed on eve dished out by the Hollywood.. and we certainly don't have to compare our movies to Hollywood. Sure Hollywood produces top quality movies but then eve doesn't have to be Hollywood style...

Having said that I think Dororo is no less entertaining than any action flick. Sure there r glitches here and there but who cares...

I thought Kou Shibasaki as a wicked crook was both hilarious and brilliant .. Her language [ A local dialect of Japanese ? ] increased my fascination for the Japanese language even more..

Dororo for me represents another aspect of the Japanese culture which I have come to love and respect.

I request to the people who know ... to comment, having a broader perspective in mind ... because for many, this place is the primary contact for information on movies..

Can't wait to for Part 2 & 3 ...

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Release Date:

15 March 2007 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Дороро: Легенда о воине See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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