Japanese name: Dororo
Dororo to Hyakkimaru
Japanese name: どろろ [どろろと百鬼丸]
English name: Dororo [Dororo and Hyakkimaru]
Dates: April 6, 1969-September 28, 1969
Broadcast time: Sunday, 7:30-8:00 pm (19:30-20:00)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Mushi Productions
Production Company: Mushi Productions
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Osamu Tezuka
Series Director: Gisaburo Sugii
Episode Director(s): Yoshiyuki Tomino
Planning: Tatsuo Ikeuchi
Storyboard(s): Yoshiyuki Tomino
Art Director:
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Hideaki Kitano (director), Teruhito Ueguchi (director)
Music: Isao Tomita
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Minori Matsushima (Dororo), Nachi Nozawa (Hyakkimaru)
Genre(s): adventure, science fantasy, medicine, demons, historical (Japan, Muromachi Period (c.1470)), children
Home Video

Note(s): Midway through the series it was renamed Dororo to Hyakkimaru ("Dororo and Hyakkimaru") because fans considered Hyakkimaru the main character.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Dororo go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: May 11, 2006
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