The Thunder-Fire DogThe Thunder-Fire Dog (1969) Anime Series by Dave Koch
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- Mushi Productions
- Animated Characters: Dororo, Bandai, Nui-nokatao, Tahomaruo, Kagemitsu Daigo, Tanosukeo, Hyakkimaruo, Zatouo, Kane-kozoo, Mio.
- Series Began Airing in 1969.
- Production Number: 19
- Running Time: 25 minutes.
- Ran For: 1 Season.
- Black & White
Cartoon Production Information:
Based on a 1967 manga by Osamu Tezuka, which was canceled early.
The series was inspired partly by Sanpei Shirato's 1967 movie "Ninja Bugeicho" ("Manual of Ninja Martial Arts").
The name of Dororo, a girl thief, is baby talk for "dorobo," the Japanese word for "thief."
Despite the title, the series focused on Hyakki-maru, Dororo's companion. The series was renamed "Dororo and Hyakki-maru," starting at Episode 14.
Originally, Tezuka planned to make the series in color and even made a color pilot. However, Fuji TV only allowed low budgets, forcing the series to be made in black and white.
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