Dororo 2019 anime series is based on the manga of the same name by Osamu Tezuka. The anime version of Dororo deviates from the original manga ways in various ways. But it follows the core storyline and is as much as dark and twisted as the source manga.
Dororo 2019 anime is a Twin Engine production. The anime premiered from January 7 to June 24, 2019, consisting of 24 episodes. Dororo is streamed worldwide on prime videos.
Dororo 2019 Synopsis
Dororo 2019 anime story is set in the Sengoku-era of Japan. The story starts with Lord Kagemitsu Daigo waiting for his wife Nuinokata to give birth. He made a pact with the twelve demons in the Hall of Hell, prepared to sacrifice his firstborn son in exchange for power and prosperity of his ruling land.
His child is born without limbs, facial features, or skin. Unemotionally Lord Kagemitsu Daigo orders to get rid of the baby. The baby is set adrift in the river and left to its fate.
Lord Kagemitsu Daigo’s firstborn manages to survive and, sixteen years have passed by after the sacrificial incident. He now goes by the name Hyakkimaru and wears prostheses.
While hunting a sludge-like demon Deiki, he encounters Dororo, a young petty-thief being beaten by three men who Dororo cheated out of their goods.
Even though Hyakkimaru totally relies on the prostheses and doesn’t have most of his vital organs and limbs. He has exceptional skills when it comes to fighting skills and even without his eyes, he can see the demon’s presence.
He defeats the demon and following the death of the demon, his missing skin reappears, and a demon statue in the Hall of Hell is split by lightning.
Hyakkimaru sets off on a journey to defeat demons in order to regain all his missing organs. Dororo tags along with him. Together they find themselves in a lot of danger, facing off demons and other obstacles.
Back at the castle in Ishikawa, Kagemitsu Daigo’s second son Tahōmaru is growing up in his father’s prosperous and peaceful land. However, Nuinokata still misses her first son.
Dororo Main Characters
- Hyakkimaru: The main protagonist. Lord Kagemitsu Daigo’s firstborn son.
- Dororo: Hyakkimaru’s companion.
- Lord Kagemitsu Daigo: Hyakkimaru’s father. Lord of Ishikawa and vassal to the governor of Kaga Province.
- Tahōmaru: Hyakkimaru’s younger brother. Lord Kagemitsu Daigo’s secondborn son.
- Nuinokata: Hyakkimaru’s mother. Lord Kagemitsu Daigo’s wife.
Dororo 2019 Official Trailer
This anime is a must-watch for otakus who are into dark fantasy. And the action sequences are very different yet it is very blood boiling. This is one of those animes that will make you feel what’s next.
And the anime’s opening song and ending songs are just amazing. You will fall in love with both of them. Specially Kaen by Ziyoou-vachi. And Sayonaragokko by Amazarashi.
Dororo Fun Fact!
An anime television series based on the manga consists of 26 half-hour episodes that aired in 1969. It was also made into a live-action film in 2007. Yes it is a remake of an older series which is also quite fun to watch. The story line remains the same but with old animation effects.
If you have watched Dororo 2019 do let us know how whether you liked it or not? Do you agree this should be a must anime for otakus?