The Birth of Hyakkimaru – Dororo Episode 24 Final Thoughts

Reviewing the FINAL Episode (24) of the Dororo 2019 anime!

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Let me start off by saying that I loved this episode, even if it could have been split into two. It wasn’t necessarily rushed, rather I felt like there was more story to tell. I’ve read that the actual manga series was left unfinished and open-ended, so I should be grateful at least for this decent ending.

The things fell in place as need be, but I have one gripe about the ending: Tahomaru.

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Losing Ourselves to Demons

Reviewing Episode 23 of the Dororo 2019 anime!

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So, we have arrived at the penultimate episode, folks.

I don’t know what to say. Especially since the last demon to exterminate seems to be m’boy Tahomaru, whose image is now inheriting the oni end card. It makes me really sad, that this is what it has come to.

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A Monumental Final Battle is on the Horizon!

Reviewing Episode 22 of the Dororo 2019 anime!

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Okay, now I am convinced that the demons are simply trolling Lord Daigo and his lands at this point. I’m not sure if my theory was true regarding the twelfth demon eating Hyakkimaru’s eyes from the recent chimera kill, but they were available to be given to Tahomaru this episode. In addition to Hyakkimaru’s remaining limbs going to the siblings Mutsu and Hyogo.

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Dangerous Situations Before the Storm

Reviewing Episode 21 of the Dororo 2019 anime!

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So full disclosure: after I first watched the episode, I wasn’t sure what to say.

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The Leaves Fall with Blood

Reviewing Episode 20 of the Dororo 2019 anime!

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Welp, any hope that we’d get a happy ending died along with that griffin-like creature. I just knew last week’s episode was a little too happy. Hyakkimaru was just a little too hopeful. The character growth was just a little too fast.

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We Look Happy Together, Dororo – Dororo Episode 19 Review

Reviewing Episode 19 of the Dororo 2019 anime!

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I enjoyed this episode, despite it almost qualifying as filler. It felt like the calm before a storm, with Dororo suffering a bit as usual to balance out the light-hearted atmosphere.

Or at least, I believe that is what they were trying to convey.

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An Intriguing Battle of Riches and Ideologies – Dororo Episode 18 Review

Reviewing Episode 18 of the Dororo 2019 anime!

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Before I begin, can I ask if anyone else is worried that someone will take that money before Dororo decides to return?

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When Good Intentions Are Not Enough – Dororo Episode 17 Review

Reviewing Episode 17 of the Dororo 2019 anime!

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Last week, I ripped on the show in frustration over the path I thought it was taking. I’m so glad I was wrong.

Expectations subverted!

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Dropping Expectations for an Anime Series – Dororo Episode 16 Review

Reviewing Episode 16 of the Dororo 2019 anime! Where I really examine what has been bugging me about the series’ direction in cour two.

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So I’m sure those who are following these reviews have noticed by now, that I am fairly inconsistent when it comes to this show.

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Poor Direction Leads to Inconsistency – Dororo Episode 15 Review

Reviewing Episode 15 of the Dororo 2019 anime!

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I found out on Reddit that this episode had a different director. Apparently this director will not have any more involvement in the show, and he is also credited with “ruining” episode four of Gurren Lagann.

It felt like the original plot was lost in favor of edgy jump cuts, pans, and experimental animation that had not been previously shown. Which is fine to switch it up, but not if it affects the story negatively.

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