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

4 thoughts on “Dororo Review — A-

  1. 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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