Dororo is a Japanese manga series from the manga creator Osamu Tezuka in the late 1960s. A gogoanime tv 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.
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Dororo: A Young Orphaned Thief
Dororo, a young orphaned thief, falls into the company of Hyakkimaru, a powerful devil hunter. Before the birth of Hyakkimaru, his dad, an avid lord, made an agreement with 48 devils: in exchange for power over the country, he gave each of them a bit of his unborn son. Hyakkimaru was born without arms, legs, eyes, ears, nose, lips, abdomen, spine and hardly looked like a man, so his dad ordered him to be thrown into the river. He was saved and raised by Dr. Jiko, and also made prostheses for the missing parts of the body. With every devil killed, Hyakkimaru returned part of his body. Now he and Dororo anime are traveling through a country torn by war and devils. From the very first minutes, we see hard and cruel anime. It is very severe both graphically and plots. We will often see dark forests and swamps, abandoned temples, mansions and villages with their traps, riddles, and devils. And the level of the drama of this anime is so great that from a gloomy fate (whether it is the death of characters or their family – it happens differently), not a single character will escape – neither passable characters nor even the main characters of this anime. The very strong atmosphere, I have not seen anything like it in Japanese animation.