DORORO (どろろ) is a Japanese manga series from the manga creator
Osamu Tezuka in the late 1960s. The anime television series (1969)
based on the manga consists of 26 half-hour episodes. It was made into
a live-action film in 2007.
During the late 1960s, manga featuring demons was popular among kids.
Dororo was first serialized in
Weekly Shōnen Sunday between August
27, 1967, and July 22, 1968, before being cancelled. Parallel to the
anime broadcast the manga was then concluded in
Akita Shoten 's
Tezuka's childhood memory of his friends pronouncing dorobō
(どろぼう, "thief") as dororo inspired the title of this work. In
the live action movie series, the name is explained to be a southern
term for Hyakkimaru, meaning "Little Monster".
The anime series bears the distinction of being the first entry in
what is now known as the
World Masterpiece Theater series.
* 1 Plot
* 2 Characters
* 3 Media
* 3.2 Film
* 3.4 Video game
* 3.5 Spin-offs
* 4 See also
* 5 References
* 6 External links
Dororo is a thriller manga , which revolves around a rōnin named
Hyakkimaru (百鬼丸) and young orphan thief named
Sengoku period . The un-named child was born malformed,
limbless and without facial features or internal organs. This was the
result of his birth father daimyō Daigō Kagemitsu forging a pact
with 48 sealed demons so that he might rule the world. In return, he
promised the demons could each obtain a piece of his unborn child's
body. This enabled them to roam free and commit atrocities along the
After his mother was forced to set him adrift on the river, lest he
be killed by his father, the infant was subsequently found and raised
by Dr. Jukai, a medicine man who used healing magic and alchemical
methods to give the child prostheses crafted from the remains of
children who had died in the war. The boy became nearly invincible
against any mortal blow as a result of the prostheses and healing
magic. Grafted into his left arm was a very special blade that a
travelling storyteller presented to Dr. Jukai, believing it was fated
to be within his possession given that ever since the boy had been
discovered, the doctor had been visited by goblins . As revealed in a
short tale about the blade's origin, the blade had been forged out of
vengeance to kill goblins as well as other supernatural entities.
After the doctor was forced to send him on his way because he was
attracting demons, the young man learned from a ghostly voice of the
curse that had been set upon him at birth and that by killing the
demons responsible he could reclaim the stolen pieces of his body and
thus regain his humanity. Across his travels, he earned the name
"Hyakkimaru" (百鬼丸) among other names for his inhuman nature. On
one such hunt of a demon, Hyakkimaru came across a young orphan thief
Dororo who thereafter travels by his side through the war-torn
countryside. When Hyakkimaru met Dororo, he had already killed 15
Throughout their journey, Hyakkimaru killed 6 more demons, bringing
the total to 21. Along the way, Hyakkimaru learns that
hiding a big secret. Dororo's father, Bandit Hibukuro, hid money he
saved up on his raids on Bone Cape to later be distributed to the
people squeezed dry by the samurai. Itachi, a bandit who betrayed
Hibukuro and sided with the authorities, crippled Hibukuro. Hibukuro
escaped with limping legs, along with his wife and young Dororo.
Hibukuro dies trying to let his family escape. Fearing that she will
die, Dororo's mother prayed to
Buddha and, with her blood, drew the
map that will lead him to Bone Cape. Three days later, she froze to
With Hibukuro out of the way, Itachi kidnapped Dororo. He knew about
the map on Dororo's back which lead them to the Cape. They had a
mysterious boatman ferry them to the Cape but unbeknownst to them, he
had two demon sharks with him. One of the sharks ate half of Itachi's
bandits while the other shark left with the boatman, leaving them
stranded with a shark. With half of Itachi's bandits dead from a demon
Dororo and the remaining bandits managed to kill the shark. The
boatman and the second shark caught up with
Dororo and the bandits.
Dororo was able to separate the boatman and the shark. Hyakkimaru
caught up with struggle and used his sword to stab the shark in one of
its eyes. It escaped. They held the boatman as prisoner. Then they
landed on Bone Cape.
As time flew by and night fell, the bandits were getting thirsty. The
boatman told them of a spring not too far from their camp. The rest of
the bandits — except for Itachi, Dororo, the boatman, and Hyakkimaru
— left to drink from the well. Later, when
Dororo went to check on
them, he found corpses and blood leading to the half-blind shark.
Dororo telepathically told Hyakkimaru of the deaths and he came, ready
to kill the shark. Hyakkimaru killed the shark and the boatman and
left them drift at sea. Hyakkimaru got his real voice back.
With the demons out of the way, Itachi went to search for the money
but only found a letter, stating that Hibukuro thought Itachi might
come looking for the treasure so he hid it somewhere else. As the sun
Magistrate under the pretense of getting rid of the bandits
but in actually, came for the treasure. Hyakkimaru, Dororo, and Itachi
were able to kill them. Itachi was left for dead, and Hyakkimaru and
Dororo continued on their journey.
Some time passes. When Hyakkimaru learns that his father, Daigo
Kagemitsu, was possessed by the 48 demons, he went to try and slay
them. Things were bad on Daigo's land; citizens were forced to build a
fort for him. Behind Daigo's back, the slaves were planning a
rebellion but one of the slaves told Daigo of their plans. The slaves
would run when a fire signal was lit. Daigo was ready. As the slaves
ran, his archers shoot and killed many. The remaining slaves hid in a
tunnel they built under the fort.
Hyakkimaru forcefully separated
Dororo and ran in the fort. Dororo
was caught by the slaves and joined them in their ambush. Daigo's
soldiers caught Dororo. Daigo told Hyakkimaru to kill him and Daigo
will gain his trust. Hyakkimaru acted as he is about to kill Dororo
but turned around and threw his sword into the dark. The thing he
stabbed was the physical manifestation of the 48 demons. Hyakkimaru
was able to kill it but some of the demons managed to escape. With the
slaves entering through the tunnel, they were able to open up the big
entrance doors and attacked Daigo's soldiers. Daigo, too weak from
more than half of the demons dead, left with his wife to someplace far
Hyakkimaru parted with Dororo. He wanted Dororo, who was actually a
female disguised as a male, to grow up to be a beautiful lady.
Hyakkimaru also wanted
Dororo to fight alongside the farmers against
those in power because Dororo's father was a farmer. Hyakkimaru gave
his sword, the one that
Dororo wanted throughout the series, to
Dororo. Hyakkimaru will continue his journey alone and they will meet
again when Hyakkimaru's body is whole. They parted, with
at the doors. It wasn't until 50 years later when the last of the 48
demons was slain.
Characters and voice actors appearing in the
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One of the main characters, Hyakkimaru is a rōnin during the
Sengoku period. Due to a pact forged by his father with 48 sealed
demons, the un-named baby was born malformed, limbless and without
facial features or internal organs. The infant was set adrift in the
river and was subsequently found and raised by Dr. Jukai who gave the
child prostheses including a special blade grafted into his left arm
forged out of vengeance to kill supernatural entities. The boy became
nearly invincible as a result of the prostheses and healing magic.
During his travels, he earned the name "Hyakkimaru" among other names
for his inhuman nature.
One of the main characters,
Dororo is a young thief who joins
Hyakkimaru in his travels and adventures. In the original and
Dororo was depicted as a boy, but it is clearly revealed in
the final story that
Dororo is a girl. Her bandit father Hibukuro was
wounded by a samurai official and later died. Her mother froze to
death while fleeing in the snow, but before she died she drew a map on
Dororo's back to locate money hidden by her father at Bone Cape.
Daigo Kagemitsu (醍醐景光)
Hyakkimaru's father and Samurai in the Muromachi period. So that he
might rule the land, he forged a pact with 48 sealed demons where
could each obtain a piece of his unborn child's body.
Brother of Hyakkimaru and the second son of Daigo Kagemitsu. Born
after Hyakkimaru was abandoned.
Dr. Jukai (寿海)
A skilled doctor and surgeon who used healing magic and alchemical
methods to give the child who became Hyakkimaru prostheses crafted
from the remains of children who had died in the war.
A mysterious lawyer who frequently appears with Hyakkimaru and
Hyakkimaru’s first love.
Shiogo Itachi (イタチの斎吾)
A bandit who betrayed Dororo's father Hibukuro and sided with the
authorities. He later kidnapped
Dororo to get the map to find the
money hidden by Hibukuro.
A puppy wearing a hat that travels with Hyakkimaru. Original anime
character only and does not appear in the manga.
Vertical Inc. released an English translation of
three volumes. In 2009, it won the
Eisner Award in the "Best U.S.
Edition of International Material—Japan" division.
A life action film directed by
Akihiko Shiota was released in 2007.
Unlike the manga, the anime version has a conclusive ending. Anime
Sols began a crowd-funding of the official streaming of the show. The
first half of the show had reached its goal, and the funding had
continued for the second half. However,
Anime Sols folded, and
Discotek Media picked up the slack, with an announcement of the show
on DVD. Also included in the set is the show's color pilot.
List of anime episodes. All English titles are taken from
"The Tale of Hyakkimaru Part 1"
"Hyakkimaru No Maki Sono Ichi" (百鬼丸の巻 その一) April
At the Cloud Dragon Temple (寺龍雲), Daigo Kagemitsu, a warrior
in the Age of Civil Wars offers his soon-to-be-born baby’s body to
the 48 demons as a sacrifice to fulfil his ambitions and rule the
land. When the baby is born with 48 parts of his body missing, he
forces his wife to put it in a basket and send it downriver because of
its horrifying ugliness. Years later, in the aftermath of a battle, a
‘’rōnin ’’ named Hyakkimaru (百鬼丸) comes across a group
of enemy soldiers. When they attack him, his arms become swords and he
kills them all. Meanwhile, in a nearby village a young thief named
Dororo (どろろ), tries to steal a sword from a weapons dealer.
Dororo is chased and encounters a starving monk who calls for help.
Dororo gets some food, but by the time
Dororo returns, the monk has
Dororo eats the food of a band of thieves, but is caught,
beaten up and then thrown in the river. Hyakkimaru intervenes but a
spirit appears from the water and consumes the leader. Hyakkimaru
kills the spirit and
Dororo decides to follow him, but not wanting
company, Hyakkimaru reveals his fake eyeballs to scare Dororo.
"The Tale of Hyakkimaru Part 2"
"Hyaku Onimaru No Maki Sono Ni" (百鬼丸の巻 その二) April
Dororo insists on following Hyakkimaru, so he tells
Dororo how Dr.
Jukai found him as an infant Hyakkimaru on the riverbank and took him
home and how the doctor made prostheses for him so that he appeared
normal. However Hyakkimaru learned that only by defeating the 48
demons who possessed his body parts could he become fully human. To
help Hyakkimaru in his quest, Dr. Jukai inserted an excellent sword he
received from a general into Hyakkimaru's prosthic arm. On his travels
Hyakkimaru met an old blind monk named Zatō (座頭) who realized
Hyakkimaru's sad predicament. He took Hyakkimaru to an orphanage of
children damaged by war where Hyakkimaru stayed and honed his fighting
skills. There he met and fell in love with Mio, but one day the
orphanage was set on fire by the local samurai with Mio and the
children inside, his dreams vanishing in the flames. Enraged,
Hyakkimaru attacked and killed all the samurai.
"The Tale of the Monster Bandai Part 1"
"Bandai (Ban Dai) No Maki Sono Ichi" (万代（ばんだい）の巻
その一) April 20, 1969
Dororo that after the death of Mio and the
children in the orphanage, wherever he travelled, he has been stalked
by demons and suddenly kills one who had been watching them. Dororo
could not be dissuaded though, and persists in following Hyakkimaru.
That night, a monstrous character Kanekozo (金小僧) carrying a bell
approaches their camp, looks at Hyakkimaru and leaves. They enter a
village looking for the monster and are captured and brought before
Lady Bandai (万代). She denies the existence of any monsters and
locks them in a basement room. They are confronted by a watery
monster, but Hyakkimaru drives it back into the well.
the monster's trail to Lady Bandai's mansion and
Dororo is caught by
villages and beaten up, but Hyakkimaru comes to the rescue. The
villages highly respect Lady Bandai, but say the village is cursed.
Hyakkimaru leads them to a bamboo grove where they see Kanekozo.
"The Tale of the Monster Bandai Part 2"
"Bandai (Ban Dai) No Maki Sono Ni" (万代の巻 その二) April
The story is told of a monster that moved into a small remote
peaceful village in the mountains when it became prosperous and took
its food and money. When the village lost heart, a wealthy woman, as
beautiful as Bodhisattva, moved in and gave money to the village, but
when it began to prosper again the monster would reappear. After
Dororo from the monster, he and the villagers follow
the mysterious monster Kanekozo from the riverbank to the bamboo
grove. When Kanekozo fades away, Hyakkimaru gets the villagers to dig
where it was, and find gold coins buried below the ground. They tell
Lady Bandai and distribute the gold amongst the villagers. That night,
Hyakkimaru and the villagers lie in wait for the monster while Dororo
keeps watch on Lady Bandai, but falls asleep. The monster destroys a
villager's house and Hyakkimaru follows it to lady Bandai's house
where her real demonic form is revealed. Hyakkimaru and the villages
give chase and eventually kill the monster. As it dies, Hyakkimaru's
left leg grows back to his joy and amazement, but the villagers force
the two strangers to leave because in their eyes, Hyakkimaru is also a
"The Tale of the Misery Chronicles Part 1"
"Muzanchō (Muzanchou) No Maki Sono Ichi"
(無残帖（むざんちょう）の巻 その一) May 4, 1969
Dororo walk for days in punishing heat until Dororo
collapses from heatstroke. Delirious,
Dororo starts talking about his
childhood. The bloody Onin War saw the country split in two with many
casualties on both sides and villages and fields burned which created
food shortages. Some died of starvation while others took up weapons
and became bandits. A group of bandits led by Hibukuro rob a village,
and kill all of the villagers who support the samurai. Some of his men
want to join the samurai to increase their power and wealth but
Hibukuro and his wife Ojiya oppose the idea. That night some of his
men led by Shiogo Itachi kidnap Dororo, the child of Hibukuro and
Ojiya, and demand that he go to the magistrate's office to get Dororo
back. Hibukuro and Ojiya go, but are arrested and Hibukuro is beaten
mercilessly. Fortunately young
Dororo stole the key to the cell and
they managed to escape, with Ojiya taking
Dororo as a windstorm
approached. Hibukuro stayed and cut the foundations of the
magistrate's house which then collapsed during the windstorm and he
set it on fire, killing everyone inside. Ojiya runs into Hibukuro's
bandits, now led by the traitorous Itachi.
"The Tale of the Misery Chronicles Part 2"
"Muzanchō No Maki Sono Ni" (無残帖の巻 その二) May 11,
Dororo continues the tale of misery. When Hibukuro catches up with
his men, he finds that Itachi has usurped his leadership and he has
Dororo captive. Itachi forces Hibukuro to surrender and has
him is shot in the legs with arrows. Four years later the family is
poor and hungry, with Hibukuro crippled and Ojiya is unable to provide
for the three of them. They come across a devastated village and
Dororo finds the victorious samurai roasting meat, when suddenly the
surviving villagers attack and kill them. As the food is about to be
Dororo grabs the meat and runs off. The villagers catch
Dororo and the family is driven out of the village. Hibukuro tells
Dororo that the ones who wage the war are responsible for the ruin of
the country and its people. Hibukuro come down with a fever, and while
Ojiya is gathering water, a passing princess offers food to Dororo.
Hibukuro refuses the food, insults the princess, attacks her retainers
and then is killed in the ensuing fight. Winter arrives, and
eventually cold and starving, Ojiya dies in the snow leaving Dororo
all alone. In the present, Dororo's fever subsides.
"The Tale of the
Demon Sword Nihil Part 1"
"Yōtō Ni Hiru (Ni Hiru) No Maki Sono Ichi"
(妖刀似蛭（にひる）の巻 その一) May 18, 1969
Hyakkimaru is challenged by a stranger possessed by sprits of the
dead. He is Nikki Tanosuke, owner of the demon sword Nihil with a dark
and bloody history. Hyakkimaru defeats the swordsman and they depart,
Dororo runs back to retrieve the sword, even though Hyakkimaru
warned against touching it. Shortly thereafter, the sword possesses
Dororo and cries for blood, forcing
Dororo to attack their dog Nota
with it. They arrive at a house and Nota is confronted by a pack of
hungry dogs. When the dogs see
Dororo they attack, but
cuts them all down with the demon sword. However the sword says it
wants to drink human blood.
Dororo finds an old man and his daughter
at a temple, and attacks them and wounds the father, but the daughter
Osushi has a talisman which stops Dororo. A warning is spread
throughout the village to hide indoors because of a killer disguised
as a child. When Osushi goes to the inn for food, she meets her
brother, the former owner of the demon sword Nihil. He has been absent
for 5 years after becoming an ashigaru soldier in the lord's service.
However he is only interested in finding
Dororo and retrieving the
"The Tale of the
Demon Sword Nihil Part 2"
"Yōtō Ni Hiru No Maki Sono Ni" (妖刀似蛭の巻 その二)
May 25, 1969
To retrieve the sword Tanosuke attacks
Dororo who is holed up in a
blacksmith's hut, but fails. Tanosuke then tells his sister of his
time in the lord's service where he successfully supervised the
building of a fortress. He was then given the sword Nihil and ordered
to kill all of the carpenters in case they divulged secrets of its
construction - reluctantly he obeyed the order. He used the sword in
many battles since and it developed a thirst for blood. That night,
under Tanosuke's instructions, the villagers set fire to the hut and
Tanosuke retrieves the sword. At the last moment, Hyakkimaru arrives
Dororo from the burning building. He explains the power of
the demon sword, but the villagers don't believe him until Tanosuke
needlessly kills a villager and his wife. Hyakkimaru challenges
Tanosuke and they fight, and Tanosuke continues even after he is
wounded. Realising his situation, Tanosuke kills himself with the
sword which drinks its fill on his blood. As he dies, the demon
dissipates. At Tanosuke's graveside, Hyakkimaru recovers one of his
eyes and is able to see for the first time, and
Dororo promises never
to hold a sword again.
"The Tale of Banmon Part 1"
"Ban Mon No Maki Sono Ichi" (ばんもんの巻 その一) June 1,
During their travels, Hyakkimaru and
Dororo encounter a high wooden
wall banmon (んもん), marked by many arrowheads. During they are
attacked by a nine-tailed fox, but Hyakkimaru drives it off. In the
morning soldiers approach with three captives to be executed as
Asakura spies: an ashigaru and two peasants who unknowingly helped
him. They are tied to the banmon and executed by a volley of arrows.
Angered at the cruel waste of life
Dororo attacks them bare-handed,
but is thrown to the ground. Hyakkimaru intervenes, and kills one of
the samurai with the sword in his arm to everyone's surprise. The lord
is revealed as Daigo Kagemitsu , and when
Dororo tells how
Hyakkimaru's body parts were taken by demons Kagemitsu realises that
Hyakkimaru may be his own son and withdraws, ignoring Dororo's
insults. Later Hyakkimaru and
Dororo arrive at a town. The hungry
Dororo rushes in and is surrounded by wary townspeople who catch and
Dororo into the river. They mistrust anyone crossing the border
marked by the banmon, not wanting to be caught between the warring
lords. Hyakkimaru arrives in the town ruled by Kagemitsu but is
accused of being an Asakura spy. He meets Tahomaru who invites him to
the house of his father Daigo Kagemitsu. While waiting there he again
sees the nine-tailed fox outside the window.
"The Tale of Banmon Part 2"
"Ban Mon No Maki Sono Ni" (ばんもんの巻 その二) June 8,
The nine-tailed fox attacks Hyakkimaru, but he cannot kill it and
it escapes. Kagemitsu and his son Tahomaru question Hyakkimaru, who
tells the story of his life. Kagemitsu offers Hyakkimaru a position in
under his master Lord Togashi and to help secure the border against
the Asakura, but he declines. Restless during the night he explores
the mansion, but is seen and chased as an Asakura spy and sheltered by
Kagemitsu's wife Nuinokata (縫の方), his mother. They share a
silent moment of recognition and Hyakkimaru flees the mansion, denying
what he felt. Manawhile
Dororo is pulled from the river by Sukeroku, a
local boy who explains how he was separated from his parents by war
who now live on the other side of the banmon. He also explains how the
nine-tailed fox keeps the war going because it eats the bodies of the
dead soldiers. That night Hyakkimaru is attacked by the nine-tailed
fox. He fights it off, but sees Kagemitsu preparing his forces to
attack the Asakura at dawn.
"The Tale of Banmon Part 3"
"Ban Mon No Maki Sono San" (ばんもんの巻 その三) June 15,
Kagemitsu's forces to attack the Asakura at dawn led by Tahomaru.
Sukeroku want to see his parents, so he and
Dororo make a run across
the border but are caught.
Dororo gives Sukeroku a chance to escape,
and is hit by an arrow. Meanwhile Tahomaru successfully takes the
Asakura part of the town. He burns it down and takes the townspeople
Dororo sees Sukeroku who says his parents have been killed.
All the prisoners are placed before the Banmon pleading for their
lives, but slaughtered by arrows, including Sukeroku. As they are
about to kill Dororo, Hyakkimaru arrives led by Nota and kills the
bowmen. Tahomaru attacks Hyakkimaru and as they fight, the nine-tailed
fox demon tells Hyakkimaru that Tahomaru is his brother and he is the
son of Kagemitsu who made the pact with the 48 demons. Hyakkimaru
realises the woman who helped him was his mother as Tahomaru makes a
last attack, but Hyakkimaru kills him. Hyakkimaru attacks the
war-mongering demon, beheading it. It crashes into and destroys the
banmon, however the war goes on. On news of Tahomaru's death Kagemitsu
leads his troops in an attack, past the ruined banmon and into enemy
"Tale of the Fair Fudo Part 1"
"Hakumen (Haku Men) Fudō No Maki Sono Ichi"
(白面（はくめん）不動の巻 その一) June 22, 1969
Now separated, Hyakkimaru again encounters the monk Zatō while
Dororo meets a woman Hakumen Fudō (白面不動) who
changes her features to looks like Dororo's mother.
Dororo follows the
woman home, even though Nota doesn't like her. They arrive at her home
near the "Waterfall of Vanity" and the Fudō Myo shrine. They hear a
voice saying "I want a face" and Hakumen Fudō leaves
Dororo and goes
to the waterfall and prepares to kill an ascetic meditating there, but
he falls into the river below and is rescued by Nota. Hakumen Fudō
goes in search of him while
Dororo follows Nota who leads
an icy cave filled with faceless frozen people. While there, they and
the ascetic are attacked by Hakumen Fudō's mountain dogs which drag
the man into the cave.
Dororo finds Hakumen Fudō and takes her to
save the ascetic, but when they arrive, the cave entrance has
disappeared. She tells
Dororo that what happened was only a dream.
Dororo falls asleep and Hakumen Fudō returns to the cave where she
finds the ascetic without his face, and feeds one of the frozen bodies
to her dogs. His face then appears on the Lord Fudō statue, but he
demands another face and she promises him the face of a child.
"Tale of the Fair Fudo Part 2"
"Hakumen Fudō No Maki Sono Ni" (白面不動の巻 その二)
June 29, 1969
The woman Hakumen Fudō tries to get
Dororo to go to the Fudō Myo
Dororo refuses. She carries
Dororo to the shrine, but she
cannot bear to sacrifice
Dororo to her master. The demon Lord Fudō
creates a storm to destroy them both and Hakumen Fudō pleads for
Dororo to leave, but does not. She sacrifices herself to save Dororo
but the mountain dogs then attack Dororo. Meanwhile Nota has drifted
downriver and is found by Hyakkimaru and Zatō. Nota leads them to the
Fudō Myo shrine just in time for Hyakkimaru and Zatō save
destroy the dogs. Hyakkimaru severs the statue's head but finds it is
just a mould-covered rock. As they leave
Dororo floats an offering
downstream for Hakumen Fudō.
Yōkai Kaji Rin Kon" (妖怪かじりんこん) July 6, 1969
"I Nai I Nai Mura" (いないいない村) July 13, 1969
"Yoba Midoro" (妖馬みどろ) July 20, 1969
Yōkai Donburi Bara" (妖怪どんぶりばら) July 27, 1969
"The sea-monster Bira-Bira"
"Kaijū Bira Bira" (海獣ビラビラ) August 3, 1969
"The Thunder-fire Dog"
"Raika Ken (Rai Kake N)" (雷火犬（らいかけん）) August
"Onbu Ra Oni" (おんぶら鬼) August 17, 1969
"Ma Ima Io N Ba" (まいまいおんば) August 24, 1969
Yōkai Monmon" (まいまいおんば) August 31, 1969
"The Huge Man-eating Tree"
"Hito Gui Taiboku" (人食い大木) September 7, 1969
"Yon Ka (Shike) Nyūdō" (四化（しけ）入道) September 14,
"The Monster Tsuchibozu"
Yōkai Do Bōzu" (妖怪土坊主) September 21, 1969
"The Last Monster"
"Saigo No Yōkai" (最後の妖怪) September 28, 1969
Sega made a Dororo-based video game for the PlayStation 2
console in 2004. It was released in the United States and Europe under
Blood Will Tell . The game's artwork was done by renowned
Hiroaki Samura .
Dororo was not very successful
commercially or critically. In fact,
Dororo only had an average of 69%
GameRankings , but it developed a cult following. The ending for
the story in the game is slightly different from the one for the
In 2012, a manga crossover one-shot was created featuring
Dororon Enma-kun . In 2013, it was expanded into a full series.
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Diary of Ma-chan (1946)
Shin Takarajima (1947)
* Lost World (1948)
Angel Gunfighter (1949)
* Metropolis (1949)
* Faust (1950)
Kimba the White Lion (1950–1954)
* Age of
The Fossil Island (1951)
Adventure of Rock (1952–1954)
Astro Boy (1952–1968)
* Crime and Punishment (1953)
Princess Knight (1953–1956)
Chief Detective Kenichi (1954–1956)
The Devil of the Earth (1954)
The Green Cat (1956)
* Lion Books