Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Dororo Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired distribution rights to the supernatural action series Dororo, based on the manga of the same name by legendary mangaka Osamu Tezuka. Sentai’s deal includes distribution rights for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Nordic and Scandinavian countries. Sentai will release the series with an all-new English dub.

During the Warring States period, the young thief Dororo encounters the enigmatic “Hyakkimaru,” a strange, sightless boy who wields fearsome prosthetics in place of his missing limbs. Parts of Hyakkimaru’s body, skin and organs were traded to a group of 12 demons by Hyakkimaru’s father in exchange for power and prosperity, but thanks to a kindly medicine man, Hyakkimaru survived his horrifying ordeal. Now he wanders the land in search of his missing body parts, and together he and Dororo will fight to survive in a demon-plagued, dangerous and unforgiving world.

Dororo is animated by Tezuka Productions and MAPPA; it is produced by Twin Engine and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. Yasuko Kobayashi provides series composition. The series stars Hiroki Suzuki as Hyakkimaru, Rio Suzuki as Dororo, Akio Otsuka as Jukai and Chie Nakamura as Nuinokata.

Sentai is planning to release Dororo on home video, including Blu-ray and digital sell through, beginning Summer 2021.

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