HIDIVE Streams Dororo Anime with Subtitles, English Dub in January
HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will stream the second television anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Dororo manga in January 2023 in Japanese with English subtitles and with the new English dub. The English dub previously debuted in Sentai Filmworks' home video release in 2021, and this January will mark its premiere on a streaming service.
The dub cast includes:
- Chaney Moore as Dororo
- Adam Gibbs as Hyakkimaru
- Blake Jackson as Tahomaru
- James Belcher as Biwamaru
- David Wald as Daigo Kagemitsu
- Patricia Duran as Nuinokata
- Andrew Love as Hyogo
- Elissa Cuellar as Mutsu
- Ty Mahany as Jukai
- Antonio Lasanta as Kaname
- Orlanders Tao Jones as Sabu
- John Gremillion as Denkichi
- Joanne Bonasso as Bandai
- Kyle Colby Jones as Kanekozo, Doshu
- Gabriel Regojo as Daigo Spy
- Avery Smithhart as Osushi
- Joe Daniels as Tanosuke
- Luci Christian as Mio, Sukeroku
- Brittney Karbowski as Take
- Rob Mungle as Daigo Commander
- Christine Auten as Ohagi
- John Swasey as Yajiro
- Kira Vincent-Davis as Saru
- Heidi Hinkel as Oume
- Josh Morrison as Hibukuro
- Melissa Engler as Ojiya
- Greg Cote as Itachi
- Molly Searcy as Okaka
- Jay Hickman as Lord Sabame
- Kalin Coates as Yokai Kozo
- Josh Grelle as Shiranui
- Jad Saxton as Okowa
- Jason Douglas as Munetsuna, Narrator
- Jeremy Gee as Saburota
- Sean Patrick Judge as Yahiko
- Holly Segarra as Sakichi
- Dave Harbold as Lord Asakura
- Adam Noble as Jiheita
Kyle Colby Jones directed the English dub. Jones also wrote the script with Marta Bechtol. David Lascoe and Jonathan Rodriquez were the audio engineers. Ricardo Contreras was in charge of mix and sound design.
Amazon Prime Video first streamed the anime's English-subtitled version.
Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Nordic and Scandinavian countries.
The company describes the story:
During the Warring States period, the young thief Dororo encounters the enigmatic “Hyakkimaru,” a strange, sightless boy who wields fearsome prosthetics in place of his missing limbs. Parts of Hyakkimaru's body, skin and organs were traded to a group of 12 demons by Hyakkimaru's father in exchange for power and prosperity, but thanks to a kindly medicine man, Hyakkimaru survived his horrifying ordeal. Now he wanders the land in search of his missing body parts, and together he and Dororo will fight to survive in a demon-plagued, dangerous and unforgiving world.
The anime premiered on Tokyo MX in January 2019.
Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Rurouni Kenshin, Getbackers) directed the series, and Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Garo the Animation) oversaw the series scripts. MAPPA (Yuri!!! on Ice, In This Corner of the World) and Tezuka Productions animated the project from Twin Engine. Satoshi Iwataki (Ghost Hunt) adapted manga creator Hiroyuki Asada's (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Cheer Boys!!, The Girl in Twilight) original character designs for animation. Yoshihiro Ike (Tiger & Bunny, The Great Passage, The Empire of Corpses) composed the music.
Four-member rock band Ziyoou-vachi performed the first opening theme song "Kaen" (Flame), which they wrote specifically for the anime. amazarashi performed the first ending song "Sayonara Gokko" (Make-Believe Goodbye), which they also wrote for the show. Asian Kung-Fu Generation performed the second opening theme song "Dororo," and Eve performed the second ending theme song "Anya" (Dark Night).
The supernatural historical manga previously inspired a 26-episode black-and-white anime series in 1969 by Tezuka Productions.
The story is based on Tezuka's original 1967 Dororo manga series. Vertical released the manga in a collected volume in 2012. A live-action film adaptation starring Kou Shibasaki and Satoshi Tsumabuki premiered in Japan in 2007.
Japanese distributor Media Do, Tezuka Production, and South Korean comic company Copin Communications are producing a Japanese-South Korean vertical-scrolling webcomic remake of the original manga. The manga will serialize simultaneously in Japan and South Korea in December, with plans for a global release after the South Korean serialization concludes.
Source: Press release