Why You Do This To Me Dororo?

Why You Do This To Me Dororo?

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Dororo was one of the Anime shows that I was more excited for this Winter season. I never watched the original, but I did watch one of the movie adaptations and I loved it! Although the film quality is discussable, I loved the idea behind it.

Dororo is about a samurai lord who batters with 48 demons. He askes for prosperity for his people and become the country’s leader. In return, he will give anything they want. When his firstborn is… Well… born, although he’s alive, he is born without 48 parts of his body. Basically, he is not able to talk, hear, see, neither he has any of the 4 limbs… Basically, he is only flesh and bone, literally.

Dororo samurai baby

The samurai lord does not really care. In fact, for him, it’s a small price to pay for what he asked. I mean, he can always have other children, right? This way, he sends one of the maids to dispose of him. However, he ends up surviving and, due to a lot of prosthetics, he is able to move… And battle.

16 years later, his goal is to kill all the 48 demons and regain all of his body.

Why I’m So Hyper For This Anime

Dororo samurai

It’s been years since I watched that film. I only watched the first part, so I only know half of the story. Moreover, since it was something that I ended up watching because I ended up crossing it while zapping on the TV, I never knew the actual name of the movie lolol

But, since that day the movie got into my brain and stayed there. I loved the idea and it was actually a very interesting story. So, you can see my happiness when I understand that Dororo was that story! Moreover, it is getting a 2019 Anime adaptation. What can I ask for more? Recycling is not that bad guys! If it means this kind of Animes, it is not bad at all!

I watched the first episode and everything seemed perfect. The animation is more adult, but I knew it was going to be like that from the beginning. I love the feudal era, so of course, I love the environment involving this awesome story. Moreover, it shows darker parts, such as blood well drawn and things like that, which always a positive note to me… Yeah, I’m a gore lover!

Again, everything was going for the best… Until… Dororo itself appeared.

What Is With This Voice Acting?

Dororo samurai lord talking with the demons

To be honest, I don’t know who Dororo is. I can’t remember him making an appearance in the movies. However, in the Anime, he does exist. He is an orphan who the samurai (which does not have a name yet) without the 48 body parts encounters. Since the Anime is named from this character, I believe he will be the samurai’s partner and we will be seeing him a lot.

I can’t really talk about the character itself too much. Putting it shortly, at the moment he just seems like a brat! But, my biggest problem is with his voice acting…

I don’t really want to badmouth Riu Suzuki, a voice actress who just entered the game. I mean, this is her second job. However, Dororo’s voice is just… Hmm… without emotion and way too soft for the character? It’s difficult to explain, but it did throw me off a lot during the first episode. To the point of taking me out of the immersion I was having while watching the Anime. It’s one of those things that you just can’t bypass without noticing or thinking about it.

Dororo cute

The thing is, Dororo is the only problem. All the other voice acting is actually good. So, it’s a shame that I don’t really like one of the main characters’ voice. I hope this is something that I will get used to and stop thinking about after some episodes in.

But, even though I don’t like this particular voice acting, I’m not saying that I don’t like Suzuki, or that she is plain bad. I believe she is still an amateur and will need some time to feel completely relaxed while doing the voice acting. I hope that she is able to feel that way still working in Dororo. I’m really putting my hopes on her for this one 🙂

What About You?

Dororo cute

In conclusion, overall Dororo delivered everything I wanted and needed. It’s a shame about the voice acting, but I will try my best to accept it and move along. Hopefully in episode 3 or so I will be able to actually hear Dororo without cringing.

Have you watched Dororo? What are your thoughts about it? Or maybe you also have a particular Anime where a voice acting threw you off! Tell me all in the comments!

Dororo intro
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10 thoughts on “Why You Do This To Me Dororo?

  1. Honestly, I didn’t know about it until it was announced earlier in December that this was getting a reboot! I’ve been a huge fan of Tezuka’s works since always so… I might be biased. I honestly was too hype to really notice any ‘problems’ within the series… I’ll have to pay more attention, with my hype next episode. But I’m glad to see your thoughts on the series! I’m glad others are watching too!

    1. That’s great! To be honest, don’t pay attention to them xP I don’t want to destroy your enjoyment. I love the story and that’s why I was so excited for this. It is a small thing, but I hope it gets better!

      1. Lol, it’s good to have some balance but I’ll probably get suckered right back into my joy next week lol. I hope it improves as well so even more people can enjoy!

  2. I don’t know anything about the anime/franchise, but the premise sounded really awesome to me. I’m going to try to see if it’s something I can commit too. 🙂 I’ve been trying to avoid reading anything about it, but I couldn’t resist one of my fave bloggers, haha. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I feel like it gives me insights that will me when I decide to watch this.

    1. I think you will like it! It’s a little more to the dark side. But it does comes from a foundation of budhaism and Japanese demons. Although the main objective is for the main character kill the demons to get his lost body parts xp

      Oooh you are so kind xD thank you so much! I think I did not give too much! The episode overall is great and I just focused in one part of it eheh hope you enjoy it ?

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