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Bloodthirsty demons lurk in the woods, and nobody dares to venture out at night, save for the demon slayer of legend. Surviving in this harsh world, young Tanjirou takes it upon himself to protect his family–until the day that everything is taken from him in a vicious slaughter. Now, all he has left is his sister, and she’s not even human anymore.
Dororo and Demon Slayer both are quite similar. Both are historical anime. The protagonists slay demons. Also both protagonists has a companion for travel.
"Dororo" and "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" are both anime series set in historical Japan and feature a teenage boy who goes around slaying demons in the hopes of righting a great wrong that was done and restoring something that was taken from them. They have a similar feel to them overall, and if you like one of these shows there is a very good chance you'll probably like the other as well.
Japan, demons vs humans, main character who has big losses in life. Decent main character development, good animation. Both MC's have a companion ( Dororo and Nezuko).
two similar concepts with different stories, if you like one you'll probably like the other.
same theme that hero struggle to be the strongest fighter that can kill demon/monters in their world.
Both of these shows are very similar to each other if compared with each other based on their themes. So bulleting their similarities seems appropriate.
While story wise they are a lot different, in spirit, both of these shows are sure to be liked by someone who liked at least one of them.
Both have a similar premise where the MC defeats the Demons albeit for different purposes but you will certainly love both of them. Both stories are strong and have great character developments.
Dororo and DS are both demon-slaying anime. They take place in historical Japan and the protagonist is accompanied by someone who's like a sibling to them (in DS it's literally his sibling tho)
Dororo and Demon Slayer are both historical anime set in the samurai(or demon slayer) era. The main characters(Dororo, Tanjiro) are quite different but both likable. I would say that Demon Slayer has a more defined plot whereas Dororo is more of just wandering around fighting demons to gain back Hyakkimaru's body parts. Although for Demon Slayer, I will say it takes more time to fully get interested in the plot and understand what is happening. Both of the animations are amazing and at a high standard, even for modern-day. The style in Dororo is more traditional and has a low use of colors with a gray-tone throughout the whole series. Either way, if you enjoy one of these you are most likely the enjoy the other just as much.
They are different from each other, yet similar in a weird sense.
They both got that magical element in it that I personally love. In Demon Slayers, it's... well... demons. In Dororo, there is demonic curses and very much slaughter in a samurai era.
I liked Demon Slayer extremely much, and Dororo is yet another golden apple I was lucky to take a bite off.
Watch a couple of episodes to see if the story is something for you.
Both of these shows feature our main characters going around the land slaying demons. While they may be for different reasons they also both have a small one accompanying them. Both are set in feudal times (I think) and use swords. Both are looking for a type of power to help them. Both have a family loss and devastation, while also finding new relationships along the way. Both are newer anime that have good animation styles that would appeal to a wide range of people. I think if you like one you would like the other.
Dororo(2019) is a masterpiece that is not everyone's cup of tea. However, the feudal era setting, the empowered MC who has a personal vendetta, and the idea of defeating demons are common threads between the two anime.
I think that if you watched Dororo you should watch Demon Slayer. I say this because both anime is about a main character who slays demons because they took something away from them. They fight to try to stop the evil that is affecting thier worlds. I strongly recommend these anime.
They both seem kinda similar to eachother. They are both about demon hunters and quite bloody. even though Dororo is a bit darker, i definitely recommend both of them
They have a smiliar concept to both, yet each are unique in their own ways. They both involve the main protagonist fighting demons with a companion alongside them.
both are great anime with similar concepts following different ideas but watching them both is worth it
Both shows focus on the MC haunting demons to take back something. Both have tragic backstory, although Dororo is a bit more brutal than Kimetsu no Yaiba. Kimetsu has more lively colors, Dororo has more of a gray hue.
both have similar settings, characters and plot but at the same time stand out on their own.
Both have that Feudal Japan samurai vibe to it. Though Dororo is a lot darker than Demon Slayer, and has a way darker look on Feudal Japan, I'd recommend them both ways.
Dororo was good at the start but it's explanation is awful and doesn't make sense. Manga is much better.
I don't know why people recommend to watch this after kimetsu. It's like hell and heaven in comparison.
they both are set in a traditonal/in the past setting and both deal with demons or non-human monsters. Not only that but they both go through mini arcs, travel, help other people along the way to reached their long-term goal. Oh and they both have travel buddies! :p
Beautifully animated, demon slaying anime with an excellent balance of action, adventure, sorry, and emotional depth.
Dropped from the hand of a mysterious being, a lone orb begins a journey of discovery. With the power to imitate both living and non-living things, it can take the form of objects, animals, and people it meets along the way. Gaining consciousness, emotions, and eventually the name Fushi, the immortal creature learns both the beauty and suffering the world has to offer. But humanity is in great peril from powerful beings called the Nokkers, who Fushi alone is able to defeat. Can he protect a world he is still struggling to understand from enemies with the ability to steal everything Fushi has painstakingly gained so far?
the character dynamics between Dororo and Hyakkimaru are similar to the ones of March and Fushi.
The stories are different, Dororo is more historical while to your eternity is more melancholic
Dororo and To Your Eternity, revolve in a similar environment. It's like they were made by the same artisit. Strongly recommend both.
Dororo and To your eternity have similar feeling in them. They are from history and supernatural. The both anime aims at how the main character grows and learning a new things and feelings.
I agree with this massively because when I first watched it I automatically thought dororo. To your eternity It's about a thing(kind of a boy?) who happens to be immortal and going on an adventure with a young girl. It's a very sad story like dororo as well. Hyakkimaru ( from dororo ) and Fushi from to your eternity are very much alike, they don't really talk nor feel full emotions at the very start , they are also both powerful. Highly recommend
In both shows Hyakkimaru and Fushi learn about the, feelings, other people and themsleves. They travel and find out about more life and the meaning of it. Also similar thing I noticed is a happy kid who befriends them, helpes them and tries to make them understand about significant stuff. But still, the key phrase is character development I think
The protagonist sets on a journey to (re)gain his humanity(?). He meets a helpful child, and many other good and bad people along the way. He experiences seemingly ordinary things for the first time in his life: smells, sights, tastes, cold and hot temperatures. He learns how to speak and read and write in his teen(???) years.
Both beautifully animated shows with amazing original stories. The main characters are learning from scratch how to live like human beings, or are trying to get themselves together. They meet wonderful people on the way but, I warn you, do not get attached.
Barely human main characters slowly learn how to be a person through interactions with the people around them, both are kinda dark but thoroughly enjoyable
Kotarou is a brash young orphan in war-torn Japan, on the run from mysterious pursuers with Tobimaru, his faithful canine companion. Clueless as to why anyone would want him, much less imperial warriors from mainland China, a chance encounter with a strange wandering swordsman could not be more unwelcome in Kotarou's skeptical eyes – especially when the stranger has a secret past that has caused him to seal his blade. Forced by circumstance to work together for survival, the unlikely duo forge a tenuous friendship that is threatened all too soon when Kotarou's pursuers thrust the two into a dizzying whorl of clashing ambitions between men both big and small. Will the stranger manage to overcome his past and save them both from peril with his blade?
Dororo reminded me alot of the movie Sword of the stranger, mostly because there's a strong samurai and a brave child traveling together in both. They feel quite similar and have lots of action, swordfights and a great story. Overall, they both are amazing in their own way and a definitely must watch!
Same era, dark atmoshpere, lots of fighting and action, great soundtracks. Duo traveling and fighting together, protecting each other erc.
Familiar edo-era set anime, both with a lot of brutal swordfighting action and a notable relationship between a young theif and a ronin, in both shows. Sword of the Stranger likely being inspired by Dororo.
Both of these anime have a samurai who travels with a young kid during an old era. Dororo and The Sword of the Stranger both have amazing action, interesting stories, and great characters. Greatly recommend both of them!
Both shows have a similar premise (a child traveling with a swordsman), and are set in similar old-time Japan eras. Both have lots of violent fights and action scenes, while also touching on themes of what it means to be human in a brutal/violent/hopeless world.
Small child adopts a sword wielding guy with a traumatic past and together they travel through feudal Japan. Dark stories and lots of cute character bonding moments, an easy recommend
It isn't unusual for a person to feel that the world around them is strange and has unexpected secrets lying just beyond their sight. However, for most people this is just an occasional sensation that greets them upon awakening or chases them into sleep. For the mushi researcher Ginko, it isn't a feeling at all; it is a knowledge which guides his travels and motivates his life. Found in the cracks between what is conceivable and what is not, are the varied life forms collectively known as mushi. They surround us and affect us, but their intensely different nature makes them unrecognizable to most. Ginko brings these life forms into perspective for the lives of those most affected and most in need of an explanation.
similer art style. good plot. roughly the same period with extra stuff. noooooooooooooo fillllllllllleeeeeeeeerrrrrr
After watching Mushishi, I started looking for more supernatural anime that took place in old fashioned Japan, and I gotta say Dororo was what I was looking for. Like Dororo and Hyakkimaru, Our protagonist Ginko, travels through the mountains, forests and even more scenics of Japan. Although Ginko's journey is more aimless, he is researching a special subcategory of life called Mushi that only some people can see.
Mushishi is a lot more chill than Dororo with little to no violence and it's very episodic. It's a show that's good for relaxation and it makes you feel good.
Both shows are centered around travelers going from place to place and helping people around them. They both involve people with mysterious powers and pasts and finding their destinies.
Calming moments. A world filled with mysticism and supernatural beings. A test on your way of life and beings who test others life. Kinda philosophical.
Mushi-shi is like the pacifist version of Dororo. Mushi-shi is more episodic, and Dororo is more of a contiguous story, though.
As a child, Violet was used by the military as a weapon because of her combat prowess. Her one friend and protector was Major Gilbert, who named the girl, taught her how to speak and write, and cared for her. But after being seriously injured in the war, losing both arms in the process, Violet is brought to the Evergarden household to recuperate. There, she trains to become an Auto Memories Doll: a person who writes letters for others, deciphering their true feelings and expressing it on paper. As Violet travels the world, she helps her clients find love and comfort through the letters she writes; but more importantly, she slowly begins to understand emotions, so that she can finally cope with what she’s done, and what she’s lost.
Though they're both really different, both MC's are trying to understrand what it is to be a human. They go through a harsh past, being an all fighting weapon and as they grow and live, they meet people that show them the different way of living.
Violet Evergarden's main character goes through a drastic character change throughout the show as she realizes what feelings are.
Dororo's character also goes through drastic changes as he realizes the importance of friendship as he tries to get his body back.
In this way, the characters in both shows are somewhat similar.
Goodness, I cried during both of them. They both have very different plotlines but I would definitely recommend watching Violet Evergarden if you've seen Dororo and vice versa.
Even though they are different genres, you can truely feel the emotions that are drawed out and they both can definetly make you sob your eyes out. Not only that but the main characters both have very similar issues.
While Dororo is action and Violet Evergarden is first and foremost a drama. That said, both feature a protagonist who never learned to express their emotions. They spent their lives just being a weapon, and their respective journies are to find the humanity they'd never outwardly had. They aim to characterize these "tools" as being humans with value, and urge the viewer to empathize with them despite an unbecoming appearance of their emotions.
Around the end of the millennium, Viking, the mightiest but atrocious tribe, had been outbreaking everywhere. Thorfinn, the son of the greatest warrior, lived his childhood in the battlefield. He was seeking the land of reverie called Vinland. This is the story of a true warrior in an age of turmoil.
Very similar anime. If you enjoy one of these anime i recommend you go a check out Dororo or Vinland saga. I promise you its worth your time
Both main characters are sent out on a killing spree in war time for revenge purposes. Both character's revenge stems from their fathers.
Both are historical stories with deep themes of growth and what it means to be warior or demon, both protagonists are obsessed with their goals.
But both series are disimilar in the fact that dororo is episodical and vinland saga is not.
Also neither shies away from showing blood but they use it for realisms sake not for show.
Both protagonist have a tragic background giving them a reason to fight something. Dororo has supernatural elements, but the story still feels real. Vinland saga doesn't have any supernatural elements and contains historical figures.
Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippo the mischievous fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.
Both, Inuyasha and Hyakkimaru are antiheroes, both share a tragic back story and are accompanied by a "good" main/side character as are Kagome and Dororo.
Both series are on the episodic side, but follow an overarching story and ultimate goal. In both they encounter, fight and defeat mythical demons.
They both also have a sprinkle of romance, but it's not the main focus of the story.
Both Dororo and InuYasha are somewhat episodic in nature. And while InuYasha is way lighter all around they both focus on traveling feudal Japan killing demons to regain something stolen by them: jewel shards in InuYasha and body parts/senses in Dororo. Both Hyakkimaru and Inuyasha struggle internally with a "demonic" side of themselves, though this is much more literal in InuYasha. While watching the monster-of-the-week type episodes of Dororo I just got this very strong nostalgic feeling back to seeing those types of weekly stories in InuYasha.
Inuyasha is one of my favorite animes and while watching Dororo it reminded me of it. Both have demons/monsters and someone travelling and killing them, also both are historical and supernatural animes. I love both of them and they're easily 5/5.
Samurai Champloo is all about style, from the dj-style scratching scene changes to the hip-hop-inspired soundtrack to the eclectic character design. Mugen's fighting style is a funky meld of capoeira and limb-cutting, and Jin is the dramatic foil; he is all steel and old-school samurai style. What binds them together is the desire to test each other's abilities, and a promise to a girl named Fuu: to find the samurai that smells of sunflowers, who plays a pivotal role in her past. Together they travel through edo-era Japan, finding battle and comedy wherever they stop.
Samurai champloo and Dororo share several similarities: the historical setting in feudal Japan, the plot which involves the MC going out on an adventure in search of a significant something, and the general atmosphere.
Both stories play in similar Samurai settings and start off with strangers who bond in the course of the story. You get to know the tale of a lot of different people in both animes (while still following a consistent plot) and you will probably shed a few tears. Samurai Champloo got great music and an amazing atmosphere so you should definitely watch it at least once in your lifetime!
They're both amazing classic samurai animes that are filled with the most realistic samurai techniques & good plots as well. Both are emotional & heart-reaching journeys to search for what they want the most their in hearts. I would also say that it doesn't romanticize or glamorize the samurai era & the red light entertainment district either, but instead it highlights the cruelty & educates the audiences as well.
Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?
Apparently Berserk was heavily influenced by the manga this show is based on. Thematically they share similar core compenents such as a cursed protagonist who struggles against demons hellbent on killing them. Plenty of violence and dark themes with cool action sequences set in medieval Japan.
Both battle anime with an op protagonist and a tragic background and have a lot of character development.
In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?
If you like awesome sword fights that take place in the past you will probably like both these anime. While Dororo is more of a fantasy and Kenshin has a lot more politics involved, I really believe fans will enjoy both.
Kenshin and Dororo might seem a lot different from one another, and that they are. However, they do share enough similarities that you should like one if you enjoyed the other.