In “Dororo,” a Japanese lord during the Warring States period promises the demons who aid him to rule and save the land everything they want in exchange for their assistance. The dad has his wish granted, but when his son is born he hands him over to the midwife so she can kill him because he is lacking so many vital organs. She just can’t do it, so she puts him in a boat and sends him floating down the river. Hyakkimaru is a little boy who is found by a wise man who constructs artificial organs for him and trains him to grow into a ronin warrior. Dororo, a former orphan turned thief, joins him on his quest to restore his body by killing the demons responsible for its dismemberment.
Based on a groundbreaking manga by Osamu Tezuka (the “godfather of Japanese manga comics”), the anime series was first broadcast on TV in 1968 and was adapted into a live-action film in 2007. The 2004 video game Blood Will Tell was even based on it. It was revived in Japan a few years ago, and in 2019, Amazon Prime made it available for streaming around the world. There has been only one season so yet, and it consists of 24 episodes. As for “Dororo,” will there be a season two? What we have discovered about the second season of this grim fantasy anime thus far.
Dororo Season 2 Release Date
The first season of ‘Dororo’ debuted on January 7, 2019, and concluded on June 24, 2019, with a total of 24 episodes. A new season is now entirely contingent on whether or not viewers want it. There has been no official word on the show’s future from MAPPA Studio or anybody else connected to the anime as of yet. Dororo’s second season could premiere as soon as 2024, but we won’t know for sure until the announcement is confirmed, at which point we’ll update this section of the page accordingly.
Dororo Season 1 Recap
Daigo Kagemitsu is a greedy samurai who are willing to resort to all means necessary to prevent the extinction of his region. He even makes a deal with vampires, and when they catch wind of his success, they give him as much power as he can handle for a horrifying price. Kagemitsu’s first baby is born without arms, a nose, eyes, tears, or skin, but he manages to survive. The conceited samurai tells him there is no one who is closer to him and chases him into the river.
A medicines guy discovers him one day and decides to sell his existence, so he can get prosthetic limbs and proof to help him stand up for himself in this harsh world. The youngster improves each day; he still can’t hear, smell, or see, but he uses his skills to obtain a sense of his surroundings and what’s going on.
He must now seek out and destroy the monsters that cornered him into submission and abandoned him to his dire circumstances. When he strikes one of them, he gets back a piece of himself that rightfully belonged to him. As he seeks to learn more about this sinister adventure, he meets a young orphan named Dororo and decides to take care of him. By slaying every creature that stands in their way, the two castaways who have been abandoned by the world throughout history inch closer to making it a better place.
Dororo Cast and characters
- Hyakkimaru Voiced by Nachi Nozawa, Hiroki Suzuki; Adam Gibbs: In the Sengoku era, Hyakkimaru, the son of Kagemitsu Daigo and Nui no Kata, is a rnin.
- Dororo Voiced by Minori Matsushima, Rio Suzuki; Chaney Moore: Young thief Dororo travels with Hyakkimaru on his escapades.
- Kagemitsu Daigo Voiced by Gorō Naya, Naoya Uchida; David Wald: Father of Hyakkimaru, samurai of the Muromachi era, lord of Ishikawa, and vassal to the Kaga Province governor.
- Tahōmaru Daigo Voiced by Shūsei Nakamura, Shōya Chiba; Blake Jackson: The second child of Kagemitsu Daigo and the younger brother of Hyakkimaru.
- Jukai Voiced by Kinto Tamura, Akio Ōtsuka; Ty Mahany: a talented surgeon and doctor who built Hyakkimaru’s prosthetic limbs using alchemical synthesis and healing magic.
- Biwa Hōshi Voiced by Junpei Takiguchi, Mutsumi Sasaki; James Belcher: a talented surgeon and doctor who built Hyakkimaru’s prosthetic limbs using alchemical synthesis and healing magic.
- Mio Voiced by Reiko Mutō, Nana Mizuki; Luci Christian: Hyakkimaru’s first love was a stunning prostitute who looked after abandoned kids.
- Itachi Voiced by Masaaki Okabe, Setsuji Satō; Greg Cote: a thief who supported the government and turned on Dororo’s father Hibukuro.
- Nota: Hyakkimaru’s traveling companion is a dog with a hat on.
Dororo Season 2 Plotline
It’s possible that the second season will start up the story right where the first left off. Due to its condensed nature, the manga’s supply for the first season has run dry. This means that going forward, the creators of any new stories will be the creators themselves. Anyway, we can guess where the tale is going next based on the present plot gaps and the turn of events in the next few episodes of season 1.
Following the events of the first season, it is possible that Hakkimaru and Dororo have grown up.
It was also demonstrated that Dororo is a female. She had been hiding her identity as a boy earlier. As a result, we’d be able to observe her growth as a person; she’d no longer be trapped by the circumstances she’d brought upon herself. They’re going on a new adventure to kill more demons, and it’s possible that more of Hakkimaru’s missing body parts will reappear as a result.
Now that Dororo is old enough to make responsible decisions about the wealth left behind, she may use it to restore the faith of the villagers in the success of their efforts to rebuild the hamlet.
Dororo Season 2 Trailer
There has been no premiere of the Dororo season 2 trailer. However, the first season’s trailer is available for viewing down below:
Where can I watch Dororo Season 2?
When season 2 of Dororo premieres, you can watch it on either Amazon Prime Video or Netflix.