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HOUSTON, TX — October 10, 2022 — Coming this January, the 2019 supernatural action series Dororo arrives on HIDIVE. Previously streaming elsewhere in subtitles only, this critically praised anime from Tezuka Productions (Kids on the Slope, Young Jack Black) and MAPPA (Ushio & Tora, Jujutsu Kaisen) will now be available for fans to stream in both English sub and dub for the very first time. Directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Hunter x Hunter) and written by Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan), the 24-episode TV series is based on the Dororo manga series by legendary mangaka Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy).
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 his father in exchange for power and prosperity. Thanks to a kindly medicine man, Hyakkimaru survived this horrifying ordeal and now wanders the land in search of his missing body parts. Together, he and Dororo will fight to survive in a demon-plagued, dangerous and unforgiving world.
Dororo features the English dub originally produced by Sentai for the series’ home video release. The English dub cast stars Adam Gibbs (Tokyo Ghoul:re) as Hyakkimaru, Chaney Moore (Food Wars!) as Dororo, Ty Mahany (Baki) as Jukai and Patricia Duran (Princess Principal) as Nuinokata. The original Japanese cast stars Hiroki Suzuki (Kamen Rider Decade) as Hyakkimaru, Rio Suzuki (Modest Heroes) as Dororo, Akio Otsuka (Mob Psycho 100) as Jukai and Chie Nakamura (Naruto) as Nuinokata.
HIDIVE, the newest addition to AMC Network’s portfolio of targeted streaming services, offers the best in anime and live-action entertainment to both die-hard otaku and burgeoning fans of Japanese pop-culture. In addition to its extensive library of movies and episodic series, each season HIDIVE brings a new selection of the latest titles from Japan in both simulcast and exclusive DUBCAST™ editions – all of which can be viewed on a wide array of platforms including web browsers, smartphones, TVs, streaming devices and gaming consoles. For more information on HIDIVE or to sign-up for a free 7-day trial, visit www.hidive.com.