Dororo is one of the most popular anime series of recent years in the dark fantasy genre. The anime was originally inspired by a pretty old manga written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka. One of the first productions in the anime genre was the Dororo series in 1969. However, what is mentioned in our article is the 24-episode Amazon Prime‘s anime that was released in 2019. Dororo was created by the MAPPA Studio, one of the largest anime companies in Japan. MAPPA is also the creator of popular anime such as The God of High School and Dororo, released in 2020. Thanks to Amazon, the series found viewers between January 7, 2019, and June 24, 2019, worldwide. The anime took a break from the series after a successful first season. Now the fans are wondering if the series will have a second season. So, has Amazon renewed the series for another season? Let’s start by remembering the show and reviewing the expectations for the next season.
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What was the anime: Dororo about?
A samurai master sacrificed the organs of his newborn son to 12 demons for the battlefront’s supremacy. Still, this abandoned baby manages to survive thanks to a doctor. Deciding to hunt many demons to get his body back in one piece, the young hero encounters an orphan who is said to be Japan’s greatest thief during his journey.
What we will see in a possible season 2?
The expectations for the second season are quite high. The first season has left a huge mystery behind to be solved in the second season. How will the character’s fate change? Will Dororo and Hyakkimaru reunite again? And, how will the characters come to life?
First of all, Hyakkimaru was right. Hyakkimaru said that they would meet again. Somehow it will happen. Maybe not in the same body functions, but we are sure that Dororo and Hyakkimaru will meet again, just like Hyakkimaru claimed. Dororo will be so happy because they are reunited. In the second season, Hyakkimaru’s reason for his journey will gain more importance in their relationship. Dororo will be a beautiful young woman excited for this meet after so many years of waiting. Their special connection between their souls is like an invisible key, which will get season 2 richer. We will be able to observe their relationship more closely.
However, as there is light in the darkness, there is also darkness in the light. The past was full of lights, revenge, and confrontations. But, they do not mean to be over. In season 2, some unexpected characters will be involved and bring some changes. Even Dororo seems to be affected by those changes. So it is a common thought for season 2 that Dororo may act demonically. The actions will determine Hyakkimaru and Dororo’s behaviors. In season 2, we are ready to see the changes in the years that these two characters spent apart. The wounds that Hyakkimaru left open behind will start to bleed with season 2. He may choose the light and forgiveness instead of killing. But there will be some consequences. Some gripping adventures are waiting for Dororo and Hyakkimaru, among many other characters in Dororo season 2.
Will there be a second season of Dororo?
The series aired between January 7 and June 24, 2019. According to IMDb data, the anime, which has 24 episodes in total, has a good user rating of 8.4. We recently watched the episode “Dororo and Hyakkimaru.” More than one year has passed since this episode of the series.
The last update on 12.01.2021: At the time of writing, nor studio MAPPA neither Amazon has not yet renewed the series for a second season. Right now, we can only speculate as to whether the series will continue. The chances of a new season of anime are based on two main factors. These are popularity status that provides financial support to broadcast channels and Blu-Ray sales and source material adequacy. When we look in terms of popularity, we can say that everything is perfect. Dororo’s popularity score is 94.2%, and this score is making it one of the most popular anime of recent years, such as the Demon Slayer and Fire Force released in the same period.
Manga status of Dororo
As we mentioned earlier, Dororo is an anime adaptation of the manga of the same name written by Osamu Tezuka. The first original manga of the series was published between 1967 and 1969 and consisted of 4 volumes. Satoshi Shiki is now illustrating the old manga in Champion Red magazine with its remake version. However, the manga, which continues to be published today, is just a modernization, and the story flow of Osamu Tezuka, author of the 1967 manga, remains true. Characters have minor appearance changes, but the tone of the anime feels the same as the manga.
It means that the series’s source material is limited, and the manga is not ongoing today. A second season of the series is unlikely for us. However, the ratings of the series were pretty good, and the fanbase is still alive. We can see a spin-off series in 2021 if we get a renewal announcement from MAPPA or Amazon Prime Videos.