Dororo Review — A-

A baby’s father sacrificed him to demons, who ate his body parts. He fights them to get his body back, even if he destroys the country.

This has been one of my favorite shows of the past two seasons. I get the impression very few people are watching it for some reason, though.

This show has the feeling that not a single moment is wasted. Every moment is meaningful and contributes thematically. I didn’t feel like there was anything I would have been better off skipping. Even the fighting was to the point and never outwore its welcome. Dororo makes you think a lot, about what an individual should give to the group and about what it means to be human. It was very engaging, despite the fact that I’m becoming increasingly impatient and it was two seasons long.

I can’t particularly think of anything negative to say. It perhaps didn’t blow me away like some shows do, but it was extraordinarily consistent in quality and thoughtfulness.

  • Storytelling – A – Engaging and thoughtful.
  • Voice – A – Before the warring states era? I’m in!
  • Characters – A – Blew me away. The main characters, the side characters, the villains, everybody had a lot of thought put into their characters.
  • Attention Grab – A – Kept me engaged to the end.
  • Production – B – Looks pretty good!
  • Overall – A-

Recommendations – Seirei no Moribito, Katanagatari

5 thoughts on “Dororo Review — A-

  1. i have a brand new harem anime or manga featuring a normal thirty year old teacher named Adam Lee he lives in Tokyo Japan he lives in a nice two story house he lives in the distant future where after a portal was discovered leading to a different dimension called Elysium it is the year 2200.

  2. we see that Adam teaches at Paradise academy it is a private boarding coed high school that teaches magic and espionage along with martial arts it also teaches normal curriculum like any normal private or public school.

  3. Adam’s students include a half human half snake girl, a half human half spider girl, a female medusa, a female harpy, a half human half cat girl, a half human half hell hound girl, a ogress, a giantess, a female cyclops, a half human half fly girl, a female siren, a half human half crab girl, a female mimic, a half human half slime monster girl, a half human half cow girl, a half human half chimera girl, a half human half sphinx girl, a female robot, a female living doll, a female cupid, a female fairy, a mermaid, a female werewolf, a half human half raven girl, a half human half snow spirit girl, a half human half tapir girl, a succubus, a incubus, a female cyborg, a female genie, a female grim reaper, a half human half lion boy, a half human half tiger boy, a half human half mouse boy, a half human half squirrel boy, a half human half elephant boy, a half human half raccoon dog girl, a half human half nine tailed fox spirit girl, a half human half pig boy, a half human half monkey boy, a half human half rabbit girl, a half human half ferret boy, a half human half raccoon boy, a half human half bear boy, a half human half goat boy, a half human half sheep boy, a half human half duck boy, a half human half parrot boy, a half human half owl boy, a half human half octopus girl, a half human half squid girl, a half human half frog boy, a half human half toad girl, a half human half salamander girl, a half human half newt boy, a half human half moth girl, a half human half goldfish girl and a half human half mandrake girl all attend this special school.

  4. we later also meet a female angel, a female nymph, a female gnome, a male superhuman artificially created solider, a goddess of love and goodness, a eternally young immortal girl, a female elf, a female centaur, a half human half dragon girl, a female goblin, a female orc, a half human half unicorn girl, a half human half winged horse boy, a male cloned caveman, a female ghost, a female zombie, a female mummy, a female vampire, a alien girl, a female dwarf, a female Valkyrie, a female ninja, a female knight, a female samurai, a female pirate, a male space pirate, a female clown, a female belly dancer, a male delinquent who leads a gang, a female belly dancer, a female Japanese idol singer who is also a famous actress in movies and television, a male Shinto priest, a female catholic nun and a female Shinto priestess.

  5. what dafuq… (@ the commenter above)

    anywho, i think plenty of folks watched dororo but perhaps it was overshadowed by more popular titles this season (stray dogz, furuba with 2019 sparkle, attack on titan…).

    i thought the conflict ended a little too neatly but otherwise was very impressed by mappa’s latest offering. you can always count on them for doing something a little off beat. i don’t watch anime regularly as much these days but dororo was the one series i followed from start to finish. and what a wild ride it was.

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