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The 13 Best Anime Like Dororo 

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Updated January 22, 2019 1.6k votes 705 voters 39k views 13 items

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If you’ve been enjoying Dororo, you probably want more right? From Sword of the Stranger to Inuyasha, let's take a look at the best recommendations for anime like Dororo.

There are lots of anime series like Dororo, such as stylized action series Samurai Champloo that takes place in a fictionalized setting of Feudal Japan. Similar to Dororo, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood also deals with taboo rituals and the consequences that follow. In one way or another, the series listed here share a strong connection to Dororo, but they also offer their own ideas and fun.     

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Sword of the Stranger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Dororo
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Similar to the parental-like dynamic of Hyakkimaru and Dororo, Nanashi and Kotarou are the bread and butter of Sword of the Stranger. In the 2007 animated movie, Nanashi reluctantly becomes Kotaro's bodyguard and protects the child from assassins sent by China's Ming Dynasty for reasons unknown. As the film goes on, Nanashi begins to re-evaluate his life as a wandering samurai. 

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Bro... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Dororo
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Dororo and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood deal with dark arts and lost limbs. Hyakkimaru's father sold off his son's organs to 48 demons in exchange for power. In contrast, the Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse, lost their human limbs when they tried to resurrect their dead mother through alchemy. Ed lost his leg and arm, while Al lost his physical body. As State Alchemists, Ed and Al are trying to regain what was lost to them years ago, by searching for the fabled Philosopher's Stone.

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Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Dororo
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From the creators of Cowboy Bebop comes Samurai Champloo. Similar to the over-the-top action and jazzy beats that fueled the former, Samurai Champloo is an episodic action series that's infused with incredible action and fantastic hip-hop melodies. A former waitress named Fuu Kasumi hires two samurai bodyguards of completely different temperament to help her find her long-lost father.   

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Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Dororo
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Mushishi is an episodic anthology series that takes place in a fantasy rendering of Japan. Set between the Edo and Meiji period of Japan, Mushishi is about a rare supernatural breed of creatures called Mushi. Ginko, one of the few who can see these Mushi creatures, travels place to place researching them and aiding the people who are affected by their presence.  

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