Came across this when I was looking for Who are you? drama. For a historical, supernatural live action this is pretty good! When I started watching this there’s some bloody moments like chopping the head priest in half, those children caterpillars & fiends [That’s what they call Demons/Yokai] exploding. Hyakki-maru is a special human that his dad sold 48 of his bodily parts just to save his clan/rule the world. Hyakki-maru must defeat 48 Fiends to regain these missing parts.
Loved how they introduced Hyakki-maru, when I first saw him fight I noticed he moved similar to a robot. We first notice there’s something with this one dude with the short one-sided convo the Palm Reader has with him.
You truly know something is different about him when the Fiend sics him though his body.
As the movie goes on you see Hyakki-maru grow more human like around Dororo, Dororo helping out, laughing with him, angry at him & so many emotions. I wish Dororo 2 & 3 had already come out… From what I can tell these sequels are in limbo.
Overall: Had some good special effects though there were some that were not very believable like the moth & the birds near the end. Loved the comedy that happened when Dororo decided to follow him that was shown. Especially the scene with him growing one of his 5 senses, that was funny. Not really into creepy/horror movies but this one is more light-hearted I believe. That reminds me, the Frankenstein/adopted father uses electricity segment was not very realistic during the time period this was set around.
Also I can relate this movie to InuYasha. Dororo = Kagome & Hyakkimaru = InuYasha.