Obscure Fandom Week: Day 5- The Anime
Unfortunately, I really can’t comment on the whole anime series because it is so old it is nigh impossible to find, minus random clips here and there. As such, I haven’t really seen more than this AND those some-odd clips.
Many of you may be wondering “Why the hell is it called Dororo if the protagonist is Hyakkimaru?”, and it turns out TV producers were too. So they renamed it–
“Dororo and Hyakkimaru”! Wow!
For its time, Dororo was considered in the “horror” genre, rather than a “supernatural” or “sci-fi” genre which it would probably be grouped in today.
In the 60s and 70s, violence in a children’s TV show was a much bigger deal than is is today, so this was kinda pushing the envelope at the time, I guess. I mean. Just look at that blood!
The one thing I have heard however, that versus the manga (and potentially the movie), the anime, like Blood Will Tell, had a more conclusive ending.
As this is old, (seriously, 1969) and if you think the animation is horrible and bad (which it is by today’s standards) and start comparing it to K-On or something, I will come and punch you in the snout.