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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 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.

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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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The Demon Slayer and the Female Thief
4 April 2009 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In the year 3048, the wounded Lord Kagemitsu Daigo (Kiichi Nakai) 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 (Satoshi Tsumabuki) that slash demons to retrieve his body parts. During his journey, he meets the female thief Dororo (Kou Shibasaki), 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.

I saw the trailer of "Dororo" and I found it very promising. It is a good fantasy, based on a historic moment of Japan, with reasonable special effects and developed in a slow pace. The story could be a little shorter; Satoshi Tsumabuki and Kou Shibasaki show a great chemistry; but the character Dororo is silly and annoying in many moments. Nevertheless it is an entertaining movie and I will certainly watch the possible sequel, since it still has twenty-four demons to be slashed. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Dororo"


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