HIDIVE recently confirmed that Dororo anime fans will soon have access to an English dub version of the series. Directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi, the anime series is a readaptation of the 1969 series. However, the series is far different from the manga series in various aspects. Although it follows the basic premise of the manga, it has a conclusive ending which lacks in the manga series.
So, when is the English dub version coming out for fans? Keep reading to find out!
Sentai Filmworks Released Dororo’s English Dub Home Video
Produced by Tezuka Productions and MAPPA, Dororo anime aired between January 7, 2019, and June 24, 2019, with a total of 24 episodes. As per HIDIVE’s official announcement, the series will be available in Japanese audio with English subtitles and one with an English dub. The English dub will be available on HIDIVE starting January 2023. However, this isn’t the first time the anime is available with the English dub. Previously, the English dub version debuted in Sentai Filmworks’ home video release in 2021.
However, this is the first time the English language version will premiere on a streaming platform. Dororo’s English dub version is directed by Kyle Colby Jones, who also wrote the script alongside Marta Bechtol. Jonathan Rodriquez and David Lascoe were the series’ audio engineers.
Dororo With English Subtitles First Premiered On Amazon Prime
The subtitled version of the series in original Japanese audio first premiered on Amazon Prime Video. As per Anime News Network, Sentai Filmworks has licensed anime in countries like the U.S. and the U.K.
Here is the complete list of the countries:
- New Zealand
- Latin America
- South Africa
- Nordic and Scandinavian Countries
Sentai Filmworks’ official synopsis of the anime series reads:
“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’s 1969 Series Was In Black & White With 26 Episodes
This supernatural historical manga’s first anime adaptation was black and white with a total of 26 episodes. Its story was inspired by the original 1967 manga. Given the fact that the manga didn’t have enough content, the anime series didn’t continue for long. The manga also inspired a live-action film adaptation starring Satoshi Tsumabuki and Kou Shibasaki that was released in Japan in 2007.
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