©Tezuka Productions / TWIN ENGINE Inc.

Japanese content distributor Fuji Creative Corporation has revealed the episode count of the 2019 anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s Dororo series.

According to the distributor’s website, the anime series will be airing a total of 24 episodes.


Dororo’s official Twitter account had recently revealed that the show will enter its “new chapter” on April 8, featuring a new opening theme song “Dororo”, performed by the popular alternative rock group Asian Kung-Fu Generation.

The anime will also feature a new ending theme song “Anya” (Dark Night), performed by the Nico Nico Douga singer Eve.


©Tezuka Productions / TWIN ENGINE Inc.

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 Osamu 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 first opening theme song “Fire” was performed by Japanese punk rock group Queen Bee, and the first ending theme song “Sayonara Gokko” was performed by the punk rock band Amazarashi.

The Japanese voice casts will be lead by Hiroki Suzuki as “Hyakkimaru”, and Rio Suzuki as the title character “Dororo”.


Amazon Prime Video is streaming Dororo’s 2019 anime adaptation the same time as its initial airing in Japan, which is every Mondays at 09:00pm (Philippine Time).

You may watch the show through the Prime Video app on your device, or through this link: primevideo.com/detail/0TVO1JG449EFL5TZRWMN0DHHG0.