A lord from Japan’s Warring States period promises to provide anything to the demons who assist him rule and save the land in “Dororo.” When his wish is granted, but his kid is born with several of his organs missing, he leaves the newborn to a midwife to dispose of. She can’t bear doing it, so she puts him on a boat and sends him downriver instead. When a sage comes upon young Hyakkimaru, he manufactures some organs to replace the ones he’s lost while also teaching him how to become a ronin samurai. Dororo is an orphan turned robber who joins him on his adventure to kill the demons who have eaten his bodily parts and gradually restore himself.
The anime series, which is based on a groundbreaking manga by Osamu Tezuka (the “Godfather of Japanese Manga Comics”), first aired on television in 1968 and was later adapted into a live-action film in 2007. In 2004, it was even made into a video game called “Blood Will Tell.” It was revived in Japan a few years ago and made available for international streaming in 2019 via Amazon Prime (via Anime News Network). There has only been one season with 24 episodes thus far.
Is there going to be a second season of “Dororo”? Here’s all we know so far about this dark fantasy anime’s second season.
Is there a release date for Dororo Season 2?
Mappa, the production firm, has yet to renew “Dororo,” and it is unclear when this will happen. According to the Anime News Network, the first season is being re-dubbed into English and will be released on DVD and digital this summer. Even if a second season isn’t planned, it’s always possible that a new release, even of previously-done material, may increase the show’s global popularity, providing its creators a cause to return to it.
However, there is no indication that renewal is on the way at this time. It’s worth noting that the original manga is just three full volumes long, making the tale brief in comparison to other manga adaptations and leaving less material for future seasons to adapt. It’s worth remembering that if the show gets a second season, it’ll take the better part of a year to produce and release.
Who is in the cast of Dororo Season 2?
If “Dororo” is renewed for Season 2, the cast is unlikely to alter dramatically, even if the show has been off the air for several years. Only Japanese voiceover artists have been publicly associated with the project because there is presently no English dub for the series available to watch. Rio Suzuki as Dororo, Mugihito as the narrator, Hiroki Suzuki as Hyakkimaru, Mutsumi Sasaki as Biwamaru, Naoya Uchida as Daigo Kagemitsu, and Shoya Chiba as Tahomaru are among the cast members. Jukai, played by Akio Tsuka, is the caring teacher who saves the organless baby and names him.
The English dubbed version, which is expected to arrive shortly but has no specific release date as of yet, will have a fresh cast of characters. Yasuko Kobayashi wrote the series, which was directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. Mappa, Tezuka Productions, and Twin Engine are the companies behind the show.
What is the plot of Dororo Season 2?
The absence of a clear direction for the plot is one of the main reasons why even many die-hard fans of the show aren’t expecting a renewal.
The main character in the original manga has lost 48 of his organs (the human body allegedly includes around 78, according to Live Science), and retrieving them necessitates a year-long quest. However, in the new show, he’s only missing 12, allowing the 2019 anime to wrap up more quickly than the original manga plot, which was canceled and given a rushed finale.
The new “Dororo” does wrap up the story, but in a different way than the original (via Monsters & Critics): it ditched a plotline that would have pitted young Dororo and Hyakkimaru against each other, instead opting for an open-ended conclusion with a foreshadowing remark from the narrator: “Biwamaru believes that something more than blood or despair lies ahead for those two young souls,” he
If a second season is made, it is possible that it will go beyond the original manga’s tale and take the characters on new adventures.