Osamu Tezuka, the creator of Dororo, is considered as the “Godfather of Manga” for his innovations and pioneering techniques. Many people believe he’s the Walt Disney of Japan. His other popular works were Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion and Black Jack.
The title of the show was inspired from Tezuka’s childhood memory of his friends mispronouncing dorobo, meaning thief, to dororo.
A live-action film in 2007 explained that the name Hyakkimaru was a southern term for “Little Monster”.
Blood Will Tell is a PlayStation 2 video game developed by Sega which is based on Dororo.
The eargasmic opening theme: Fire was performed by QUEEN BEE, the same Japanese rock band who performed the ending theme: Half from Tokyo Ghoul: Re.