A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son’s organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones with which the wronged son will use to hunt down the multitude of demons to reclaim his body one piece at a time, before confronting his father. On his journeys the young hero encounters an orphan who claims to be the greatest thief in Japan.
Season 1 – Episode 6
Hyakkimaru has regained his voice from the devil god, but one leg was stolen from him. After returning to the deserted temple and having his wounds taken care of, he again goes into battle with the demon. Meanwhile, in the abandoned temple where Mio and the children are waiting …
The episode was rated from 174 votes.
#2 – The story of Banmon, part 2
Season 1 – Episode 12
Kagemitsu, who offered up his own son to the demons. Hyakkimaru, who is trying to get back the body parts that were taken from him. As if drawn together by fate, they face each other.
The episode was rated from 139 votes.
#3 – The story of the mercilessness
Season 1 – Episode 9
Dororo comes down with a high fever. While woozy from its effects, the youngster catches a glimpse of some red spider lilies, which stirs up memories of past days spent with parents Hibukuro and Ojiya.
The episode was rated from 142 votes.
#4 – The story of the demons
Season 1 – Episode 23
Hyakkimaru comes face to face with Tahomaru, Mutsu and Hyogo, who have been possessed by the power of demons. Dororo, Lady Nui and Biwamaru hurry to the scene, where they witness a ferocious battle that will determine the future of the land of Daigo.
The episode was rated from 127 votes.
#5 – Dororo and Hyakkimaru
Season 1 – Episode 24
Daigo’s castle is engulfed in flames. Within, two brothers by blood are at the mercy of fate. Dororo, Jukai and Lady Nui also head for the castle, each with their own thoughts weighing down upon their hearts. For a life that began with a silenced cry, where will the path of destiny lead?
The episode was rated from 129 votes.
#6 – The story of Jukai
Season 1 – Episode 3
Jukai is a doctor who travels the land fitting prosthetic arms and legs to those who have lost their limbs in war. One day, on the riverbank he finds a baby missing most of its body parts. He decides to raise the child, who he names “Hyakkimaru”. Jukai provides the child with prostheses, but the time comes when Hyakkimaru sets out on a journey to recover his own body parts.
The episode was rated from 184 votes.
#7 – The story of Nui
Season 1 – Episode 22
Inside Daigo’s castle, Lady Nui appears before the cell in which Dororo has been imprisoned. Meanwhile, Hyakkimaru is also approaching the castle as he tries to take back both his body and Dororo. Behind Hyakkimaru stands Midoro, who has transformed into a ghoul.
The episode was rated from 121 votes.
#8 – The story of the Moriko Song, part 1
Season 1 – Episode 5
Struggling to adapt to an unfamiliar world of “sound”, Hyakkimaru is injured in a fight with a ghoul. He is taken in and nursed by a girl named Mio, who looks after children orphaned by war. However, after becoming aware of a demon nearby, Hyakkimaru heads out to fight it before he is fully recovered.
The episode was rated from 173 votes.
#9 – The story of the Jorogumo silk spider
Season 1 – Episode 7
The spider-like ghoul Jorogumo is wounded by Hyakkimaru. To heal itself, it transforms into a woman and takes advantage of the hospitality of a young man named Yajiro. Having let Jorogumo slip through their fingers, Dororo and Hyakkimaru stop at a village where they hear rumors of a kidnapper at large.
The episode was rated from 165 votes.
#10 – The story of Banmon, part 1
Season 1 – Episode 11
After entering Lord Daigo’s domain, Dororo and Hyakkimaru hear tales of Banmon, the huge wall that is the last remnant of a fort that once stood on the border. Hyakkimaru squares off against the fox demon that haunts the wall.
The episode was rated from 137 votes.