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Dororo ending explained and “Will there be a season 2”

Dororo ending explained and “Will there be a season 2”

Fans of the Dororo series are desperately waiting for Dororo season 2! If you are one of those fans then, you are in the right place. Today, we will give you all the information you need about Dororo season 2 and tell you when it could be releasing.

“Dororo 2019” is an anime that aired this year. Most of the fans might not know it but it is actually a remake of an anime that aired back in 1969.
It is an Adaption of manga that only published 19 chapters, after that it’s serialization was stopped because the ending that was supposed to happen after the ending wasn’t really liked by the editorial department.

So what is the anime Dororo about?

The story takes place in an earlier time where if the land doesn’t receive rain for much time, it’s game over. A lord named Daigo Kagemitsu also seems to be in a similar situation, where his land is about to die.
He plans to do anything in his power to stop it from dying. He makes a pact with the demons, and propose that they can take anything in return for saving his land.

His wish gets fulfilled but in a rather strange way. In return for saving his land, the demons eat 48 organs of his newly born child. His child has no ears, no eyes, no nose, no skin, no hands, no arms, no limbs, nothing at all but he is still alive and breathing. Daigo immediately understands what caused this unusual phenomenon, he orders the midwife to dispose of the half-alive baby.

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 Hyakkimaru as a newborn, Dororo season 2!
Hyakkimaru as a newborn, Dororo season 2! Pic credit: Mappa

But the midwife couldn’t bring herself to do that, she placed him in a boat and the boat swept away with the waves. He was later found by a medicine man, who took him in and made artificial arms, legs, eyes and even skin for him.

He also taught him how to fight. The boy is named Hyakkimaru. Although the boy cannot see, hear or even smell. He departs on a journey to kill the demons that took his body. With the death of every demon, he regains a body part. However, if all demons were to be killed. Daigo’s land would also die.

The main character Dororo is a little orphan girl who has nowhere else to go, she accompanies Hyakkimaru on his journey to regain his body.
As the story progresses, Hyakkimaru together with Dororo continues to kill more and more demons and Hyakkimaru gradually regains his body.

Dororo Season 2 When it is Coming Out?

Kagemitsu Daigo He forged a pact to 48 sealed demons in exchange for the power to rule the world.
Kagemitsu Daigo He forged a pact to 48 sealed demons in exchange for the power to rule the world. Pic credit: Tezuka Productions

This story is an emotional tale that involves some disturbing and unbearable scenes. The cruelty of ancient times also shows just how much are we better off in the world of today.
Now, what actually happened in the manga ending and what end did the author had in mind?

In the ending of the 1969 anime which is closer to the manga. Hyakkimaru recovers almost all of his body except one part. A year passes and it turns out the last demon is now in Tahomaru.

Tahomaru has exchanged his soul for power. To live on as a complete human, Hyakkimaru kills Tahomaru and meets with Dororo again. They bid farewell and go their separate ways.
In the ending that the author came up with, which was never actually incorporated. It is revealed that to have all body parts, Hyakkimaru must kill Dororo as the final demon now resides in her. He also can’t just leave her be as she will have to live with a demon inside her, the other option is to plan out kill her. Hyakkimaru refuses to kill his dear friend.

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Possessed Tahomaru after being restored by Hyakkimaru eyes for making a pact with The Twelfth Demon.
Possessed Tahomaru after being restored by Hyakkimaru eyes for making a pact with The Twelfth Demon. Pic credit: Tezuka Productions

This ending was actually used in a Dororo video game (Blood will tell), Where Hyakkimaru trains his spiritual energy for five years to ultimately cast out the demon from inside Dororo and exorcise it. It ends up in an epic final battle between that demon and Hyakkimaru.

However, the ending of the Dororo 2019 was different from both the 1969 Dororo and the alternate ending that was never used.
In this ending, Hyakkimaru recovers all of his body. After that, he visits the temple and encounters Daigo there.

Daigo tells him that he won’t stop, he will feed the demons another human. He wants power, as a samurai lord, he is hungry for power…
As he says this, Hyakkimaru approaches him. But instead of killing him. Hyakkimaru leaves by saying that he is a human and he is not going to kill anymore.
He also tells his father to not become a demon either, At that time Daigo realizes that what the demons craved so badly was Hyakkimaru’s strength to live on.

He dies after wondering what if he hadn’t made that pact with the demons 16 years ago, he might have made his land prosperous with the help of Hyakkimaru.

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Dororo Season 2 Release Date

The fate of Dororo Season 2 is still open-ended based on where studio MAPPA drew inspiration for the first season-ending.
The fate of Dororo Season 2 is still open-ended based on where studio MAPPA drew inspiration for the first season-ending. Pic credit: MAPPA

However, alternatively, Dororo Season 2 may be a possibility, solely on the way animation studio MAPPA handled the ending in Episode 24. There were numerous ways that Dororo could have ended its stint, but it chose to keep the story more open-ended, kind of like the 1969 source material.

The news is such that MAPPA, the company behind Dororo or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the Dororo Season 2, let alone the release date. No announcements have been made in this regard. It is only when the news is officially confirmed that we may be able to convey the same to you.

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