Tezuka’s supernatural-historical manga was canceled after 19 chapters but won a following with a 1969 anime series. Dororo follows Hyakkimaru, who was sacrificed to 48 demons as infante by his father. Hyakkimaru miraculously survived thanks to a prosthetic body and the aid of a thief named Dororo. He travels across Japan to slay the 48 demons he was sacrificed to in a bid to reclaim his real body.
While the Dororo manga was quickly canceled, it inspired a popular 26 episode anime series. It’s known for being the first entry into the World Masterpiece Theater series and has a conclusive ending. The series also inspired a 2007 live-action movie.
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