Amazon Prime Video, the video streaming service of the American e-commerce giant, has started streaming on Monday the latest anime adaptation of Ozamu Tezuka’s Dororo outside Japan.
The first episode of the anime series is now available, and subsequent episodes will be available every Mondays at 09:00pm (Philippine Time), same time as its initial telecast in Japan.
The anime series is available in Japanese audio, with multiple language subtitle options.
You may watch the show through the Prime Video app on your device, or through this link: primevideo.com/detail/0TVO1JG449EFL5TZRWMN0DHHG0.
In Japan’s Warring States period, Lord Daigo Kagemitsu makes a pact with 12 demons, exchanging his unborn son for the prosperity of his lands. The child is born malformed and is set adrift in a river, while Kagemitsu’s land thrive as promised. Year’s later, young thief Dororo encounters the mysterious “Hyakkimaru”, a boy whose arms are blades and whose visionless eyes seem able to see monsters. (Synopsis from Amazon Prime Video)
Dororo is the second anime series, based on the manga created by the legendary manga creator Ozamu Tezuka from 1967-1968. The first anime adaptation, which ran in the Spring of 1969, is the first title that eventually became a part of the “World Masterpiece Theater” series.
Aside from the anime series, Dororo had a video game adaptation for the Sony PlayStation 2 console in 2004, and a live-action film adaptation in 2007.
Kazuhiro Furuhashi, who previously worked in anime shows like You’re Under Arrest and Samurai X, will direct the series, while Attack on Titan scriptwriter Yasuko Kobayashi handled the series composition.
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc animation director Satoshi Iwataki handled the character designs, which is being produced by Twin Engine, in cooperation with Tezuka Productions and MAPPA.
The Japanese voice casts will be lead by Hiroki Suzuki as “Hyakkimaru”, and Rio Suzuki as the title character “Dororo”.