‘Dororo’ Reboot Anime Gets An English Dub

‘Dororo’ is a historical fiction manga developed by Osamu Tezuka that ran from August 1967 to October 1969 in the ‘Weekly Shōnen Sunday’ magazine. In 2019, the Japanese animation studios MAPPA and Tezuka Productions released the highly-acclaimed twenty-four-episode adaption. With the help of Sentai Filmworks, HiDive has announced that they will bring an English dub version to their streaming service.

The cast list was revealed as:

  • Adam Gibbs as Hyakkimaru
  • Chaney Moore as Dororo
  • Andrew Love as Hyogo
  • Blake Jackson as Tahomaru
  • David Wald as Daigo Kagemitsu
  • Elissa Cuellar as Mutsu
  • James Belcher as Biwamaru
  • Patricia Duran as Nuinokata
  • Ty Mahany as Jukai

Kyle Colby Jones will work on the project as ADR Director as well as write the scripts with Marta Bechtol.

You can watch a dub clip for the series here:

‘Dororo’ is directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi, written by Yasuko Kobayashi, with character designs being done by Satoshi Iwataki.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,

“The greedy samurai lord Daigo Kagemitsu’s land is dying, and he would do anything for power, even renounce Buddha and make a pact with demons. His prayers are answered by 12 demons who grant him the power he desires by aiding his prefecture’s growth, but at a price. When Kagemitsu’s first son is born, the boy has no limbs, no nose, no eyes, no ears, nor even skin—yet still, he lives.

This child is disposed of in a river and forgotten. But as luck would have it, he is saved by a medicine man who provides him with prosthetics and weapons, allowing for him to survive and fend for himself. The boy lives and grows, and although he cannot see, hear, or feel anything, he must defeat the demons that took him as sacrifice. With the death of each one, he regains a part of himself that is rightfully his. For many years he wanders alone, until one day an orphan boy, Dororo, befriends him. The unlikely pair of castaways now fight for their survival and humanity in an unforgiving, demon-infested world.”

The show was previously adapted in 1969 by Mushi Production for twenty-six episodes.

Jacob Airey

Jacob Airey is a writer, nerd, YouTube host, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started the website StudioJakeMedia.com in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, music, and faith. He is also the author of The Seven Royals fantasy novel series.

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