TV Review: Dororo (どろろ)

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Hi there, it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce you a ‘new’ anime called Dororo.

Recommended Anime Show: Dororo (どろろ)

Dororo is an animation based on a comics released in the 60’s by a legendary manga writer Tezuka Osamu who’s more known as a writer of Astro Boy (鉄腕アトム).

Unlike Astro Boy and also its character designs,  Dororo comes along with more blood, but dramas. The character designs aren’t based on Tezuka’s, so I suppose anyone new to his work would be able to watch it without bias thinking like ‘the heck of old stuff?’ by new creators, but I sense enough respect to Tezuka.

 

Synopsis

The lord made a deal with the demons to obtain wealth for his family and his domain but the price he had to pay was a lot more than he thought it would be. It took almost everything from his new born baby who was born without ears, eyes, mouth (throat), even skin, but brain to barely survive. The baby was dumped like a trash but after years he has survived as Hyakkimaru (百鬼丸).  He travels country to country with a child named Dororo(どろろ), to kill all the demons to get his body back. Every time he kills one he gets something back.

 

Comment

Hyakkimaru is not able to speak of a word until he gets his ears and mouth (throat) back but slowly learns how to. Sounds like a revenge story though it is not all about killing. On the way they encounter different people and each episode does NOT come to a happy ending. What awaits for Hyakkimaru and Dororo at the end of their journey?


Lastly

Please check it out if you got interested.

See you around!

TV Review: Ajin Demi-Human

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Hello it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. It’s TV review time! I would like to introduce Ajin Demi-Human (亜人) this time.

 

TV Review: Ajin Demi-Human

Ajin is demi-human that never dies, immortal in other words. They look nothing different than humans, so they are mostly living in human society and some don’t even know if they are Ajins until they ‘die’.

The main character, Kei Nagai comes to realize he is an Ajin after being ran over by a truck (his body regenerates). Ever since the incident, the government is after him to capture him for the so-called ‘study’. He escapes and meanwhile learns he’s not the only Ajin. One of Ajins that he meets, Sato, leads him to the cruel truths of how it is like to be an Ajin…

This show comes with some battles but it’s not that battle-battle like other action titles. Mystery & suspense would suit more. It does not come to an end completely but with or without a possible sequel, it gives a convincing ending at some point (for me).

Note:
It contains lots of violence. Stay alert.

 

Ajin: Live Action Film

Da da da. The live action film of Ajin was made in 2017. It seems…..well, what can I say without watching? Maybe I should give it a shot sometime.

 

Lastly

Over all I enjoyed watching it. It’s all 24 episodes (as of Dec 2017). Not too long for weekends huh?

See you around!