A father in pursuit of power gives parts of his new-born son to a host of demons. Years later, the son battles those demons to regain what is rightfully his.
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Shôya Chiba Shôya Chiba 12 episodes, 2019
Chie Nakamura Chie Nakamura 12 episodes, 2019
Mutsumi Sasaki Mutsumi Sasaki ...  Biwamaru 12 episodes, 2019
Hiroki Suzuki ...  Hyakkimaru 12 episodes, 2019
Rio Suzuki ...  Dororo 12 episodes, 2019
Naoya Uchida Naoya Uchida 12 episodes, 2019
Akio Ôtsuka 12 episodes, 2019
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Daigo Kagemitsu, who works for a Samurai general in Japan's Warring States period, promises to offer body parts of his unborn baby to 48 demons in exchange for complete domination of the country. When the baby boy is born, Daigo has him thrown into a river, expecting the boy to die. A kind sage, however, finds him and adopts him. The sage fits out his poor son with prosthetics. Time goes by and the baby grows into a boy who calls himself Hyakkimaru. Every time Hyakkimaru eliminates a demon, he retrieves one of his body parts. Hyakkimaru rescues a boy thief named Dororo from a band of men whom the young boy tried to rob. Together they travel the countryside in search of the demons who possess Hyakkimaru's parts. Throughout their travels, they face a host of monsters and ghosts.

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7 January 2019 (Japan) See more »

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4 episodes in, Dororo is shaping up to be one of the best anime this decade
31 January 2019 | by popcar2See all my reviews

Dororo is a great anime about a child that was born with a terrible curse and his journey to defeat the demons that cursed him. It's a great mix between realism and old japanese folktale, and a great mix between action, drama, and mystery.

Everything this anime does is shockingly well. The animation is smooth, the writing is great, and most importantly the atmosphere is unparalleled. The world is immersive and deep, and while the main character himself can't speak a word it's incredible how much you're able to feel for him and everything he's going through. There's a constant sense of mystery in the air that keeps every episode fresh and with good pacing, and the demons themselves are very creative and make for great fights.

Overall, a pretty damn amazing anime that's a breath of fresh air from your run of the mill action anime thanks to avoiding every cliche that's plagued the last two decades, which is ironic considering the source material was made half a century ago.


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