Dororo (2019)

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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.

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masumreza masumreza says...

Dororo and Demon Slayer both are quite similar. Both are historical anime. The protagonists slay demons. Also both protagonists has a companion for travel.

AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

"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.

Hutai Hutai says...

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). 

ForeverGlows ForeverGlows says...

two similar concepts with different stories, if you like one you'll probably like the other. 

arieana arieana says...

same theme that hero struggle to be the strongest fighter that can kill demon/monters in their world.

Mayank Mayank says...

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.

  • Set in historical Japan
  • Demons and demon slayers
  • Curse of a demon(s) and a journey to seek its cure
  • Swordfights and satisfying action scenes (a lot of those)
  • Two main characters going on a journey to attain their goals

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. 

shivang31 shivang31 says...

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.

Kakajoju Kakajoju says...

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)

Berserk

Berserk

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?

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sscilli sscilli says...

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.

commonxreaction commonxreaction says...

Both Dororo (2019) and Berserk are centered around a tragic hero. The main characters come from nothing, and make a name for themselves on the battlefield, fighting both human and demon alike as they seek for that which they have lost. In addition, the setting is very familiar in both shows. A broken land where political corruption is as abundant as the very demons which roam it.

Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin

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?

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Jaimefm Jaimefm says...

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. 

Mayank Mayank says...

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.

  • Satisfying swordplay
  • Strong MC
  • Historical era (though Kenshin is set quite later)
  • Supporting characters that look out for the MC and vice versa

InuYasha

InuYasha

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.

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geisha geisha says...

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.

Chitaka Chitaka says...

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. 

Sword of the Stranger

Sword of the Stranger

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?

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Mitzi Mitzi says...

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!

Hutai Hutai says...

Same era, dark atmoshpere, lots of fighting and action, great soundtracks. Duo traveling and fighting together, protecting each other erc. 

Mushishi

Mushishi

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.

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xanderpies88 xanderpies88 says...

similer art style. good plot. roughly the same period with extra stuff. noooooooooooooo fillllllllllleeeeeeeeerrrrrr

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

With the rise of the Iron Age in feudal Japan, man and nature grow increasingly at odds. As mankind infringes more and more into the kingdom of the beasts, many of the elder animal gods begin to succumb to their rage, cursing themselves as they lash out at rural and urban settlements alike. When a young Ashitaka, hero of his village, is imparted with one of these curses after slaying a crazed god, he forces himself into exile to prevent further harm to his village. As he ventures out into the world, however, he discovers just how dire the straights have become - with man and beast ready to break into all out war, his curse becomes the least of his problems. As both sides teeter dangerously on the side of outright slaughter of one another, Ashitaka sets his own problems aside and, using his charisma and honor, seeks to quell the hatred before it gets beyond repair - but will he be in time or is he simply delaying the inevitable?

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tigerlily9 tigerlily9 says...

Dororo and Princess Mononoke are both set in feudal Japan and heavily incorporate elements from Japanese mythology and folklore. Both stories emphasize the relationship between humans and the supernatural and feature protagonists who are cursed by demons. Neither story has purely evil "villains," and instead feature antagonists whose motives for working against the protagonist are justifiable. 

Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo

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.

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knoxyal knoxyal says...

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.

Golden Kamuy

Golden Kamuy

In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the postwar gold rush in the wilderness of Hokkaido. When he stumbles across a map to a fortune in hidden Ainu gold, he sets off on a treacherous quest to find it. But Sugimoto is not the only interested party, and everyone who knows about the gold will kill to possess it! Faced with the harsh conditions of the northern wilderness, ruthless criminals and rogue Japanese soldiers, Sugimoto will need all his skills and luck—and the help of an Ainu girl named Asirpa—to survive.

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Cherstal Cherstal says...

Dororo and Golden Kamuy are both period pieces that dive into the brutal conflicts of their times and explore how war shaped the mindsets of people living in that era. These shows really give you a sense of what life was like for the average person during those times. Both feature a survival-savvy child and battle-worn adult as the main duo, who serve as the beating emotional heart of their respective shows. Also, these shows are both extremely violent with some scenes that will make you physically cringe. 

The main difference to keep in mind though is that Golden Kamuy is just as much a comedy as it is an action show. Dororo, on the other hand, tackles some darker subjects and ranges from heartwarming to downright depressing. 

Mo Dao Zu Shi

Mo Dao Zu Shi

As the grandmaster who founded the Demonic Sect, Wei WuXian roamed the world in his wanton ways, hated by millions for the chaos he created. In the end, he was back-stabbed by his dearest shidi and killed by powerful clans that combined to overpower him. He incarnates into the body of a lunatic who was abandoned by his clan and is later, unwillingly, taken away by a famous cultivator among the clans—Lan WangJi, his archenemy.

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Archer11 Archer11 says...

If you liked Dororo then you will like Mo Dao Zu Shi also known as 'The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation'. 

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As the grandmaster who founded the Demonic Sect, Wei WuXian roamed the world in his wanton ways, hated by millions for the chaos he created. In the end, he was back-stabbed by his dearest shidi and killed by powerful clans that combined to overpower him. He incarnates into the body of a lunatic who was abandoned by his clan and is later, unwillingly, taken away by a famous cultivator among the clans—Lan WangJi, his archenemy. This marks the start of a thrilling yet hilarious journey of attacking monsters and solving mysteries.