Anime Sols' Dororo Crowdfunding Streaming Campaign Reaches Goal
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Site will stream 1st 13 episodes of 26-episode black-and-white TV series
Anime Sols' crowdfunding campaign to stream the first half of Osamu Tezuka's Dororo television anime series has met its goal of US$2,700. Anime Sols is already streaming the first three episodes of the series, and the crowdfunding campaign will allow Anime Sols to stream the first 13 episodes.
Dororo is a 26-episode black-and-white anime series produced in 1969. Tezuka Productions describes the story:
The setting is the middle of the Muromachi Period, during the 1470s after the Wars of Onin and Bunmei. The story begins in the Noto Peninsula of the Hokuriku District. The main character (Hyakkimaru), who lacks as much as 48 body parts, obtains a fake body and eliminates 48 monsters that were made from his body to retrieve his missing body parts.
The story is based on Tezuka's original 1967 Dororo manga series. Vertical released the manga in a collected volume in 2012. A live-action film adaptation starring Kou Shibasaki and Satoshi Tsumabuki premiered in Japan in 2007.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.