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Osamu Tezuka's Dororo Manga Gets New TV Anime by MAPPA, Tezuka Pro

posted on 2018-03-19 09:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Supernatural historical manga adapted for exclusive streaming on Amazon

An official website has opened to announce that a second television anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Dororo manga has been green-lit. MAPPA (Yuri!!! on Ice, In This Corner of the World) and Tezuka Productions are animating the project from Twin Engine, and Amazon will exclusively stream the anime in Japan and overseas.

The supernatural historical manga already inspired a 26-episode black-and-white anime series in 1969. Its studio then, 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.

Anime Sols held crowdfunding campaigns for two DVD sets for the 1969 television anime series, but the service shut down in May 2015. Discotek released the complete series with English subtitles on Blu-ray Disc.

Source: Comic Natalie


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