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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 6, 2007
  • Duration: 2 hr. 19 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 493 users)
  • Ranked: #1632
  • Popularity: #2163
  • Members: 869

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Ratings: 7.4/10 from 493 users
# of Members: 869
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Ranked #1632
Popularity #2163
Members 493

The hero, Hyakkimaru is a wandering "demon hunter" whose extra body parts - 48 to be exact - were grafted onto his head and trunk by a herb doctor who discovered him as an infant, in a process that echoes "Frankenstein" and "The Island of Dr. Moreau." His warlord father gave the originals to 48 demons in exchange for power. When Hyakkimaru kills a demon, he wins back a body part.
Heis spotted in one of these battles, with a giant spider demon, by Dororo, a scrappy female thief who is fascinated by not only Hyakkimaru's prowess with the sword blade poking out of his arm but the new leg he grows after dicing his opponent. Is he a man - or a monster? After hearing his story from an old minstrel, she decides to join him on his travels and find out for herself.
Dororo dresses, talks and swaggers like a guy, but she obviously has more than a matey interest in this strange, fearsome but good-looking bionic warrior. It is an interest that she hides with a bluster that makes the grim-visaged Hyakkimaru smile. What really bonds them, however, are their various battles with demons. Dororo proves herself a fearless ally - if one inclined to get into trouble at awkward moments. But Hyakkimaru decides he must go it alone when he finally encounters his most relentless enemy, his own father. Meanwhile, Dororo realizes that her pal is the son of the man who killed her father and left her an orphan. Is this end of a beautiful friendship?

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 6, 2007
  • Duration: 2 hr. 19 min.
  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 493 users)
  • Ranked: #1632
  • Popularity: #2163
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Reviews

bennyost
8 people found this review helpful
Jan 17, 2012
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
An action movie combinated with a starting relationship between two "lone wolves". I was really suprised by this film.

The setting is not to dark (no horror!) there also are some quite funny moments. The developing relationship between the two main protagonists is influenced by their unexperience in relation to living together with other persons.

The fighting scenes are well performed and exciting.

The music is in some scenes strange, if you see the film you will learn what I mean. But it's not bad.

Finally I have to say that Shibasaki Kou is awesome as Dororo and Tsumabuki Satoshi does a good job aswell. He shows the human side of a revenge thirsty killer and let the viewer feel the pain of his life very well.

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lilacin
5 people found this review helpful
Apr 20, 2013
Overall 6.0
Story 3.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
Honestly, Dororo felt like fan-service carried over from Orange Days (hey look, Eita!). Storywise... there really wasn't much... For the most part we just follow our hero slaying monsters by day and acting emo by night. The CGI is also horrible and felt cheap to look at. But if you could look past the horrible CGI (and it took me two tries + immense love for both Satoshi and Kou) then what you will have is just pure zanny action fun.

The highlight for me was definitely seeing Satoshi and Kou working together again and this time having Kou running after him.

Overall probably best watched with a group of friends to laugh at the horrible special effects together, and remember to chuck your brain out the door first.

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