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The 13 Best Anime Like Dororo

Updated January 22, 2019 2.4k votes 854 voters 48.4k views13 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.     

Vote up the Dororo recommendations that you would most want other fans to check out.

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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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    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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    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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    Inuyasha is another period anime like Dororo that explores a demon-infested Feudal Japan. Modern schoolgirl, Kagome Higurashi, is dragged into ancient Japan and discovers she's a reincarnation of a mystical shrine maiden named Kikyou. Not only that, a powerful wish-granting jewel called the Shikon Jewel had been sealed within her. However, the Shikon Jewel got shattered across the land. To help her find the missing pieces of the Shikon Jewel, Kagome enlists the help of a half-human/half-demon named Inuyasha. 

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