“DORORO “Re:Verse,” a modern-day adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s “Dororo,” has begun serialisation. Lee Do-gyeong, the creator of ‘The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor,’ is writing and illustrating the story.
Here’s the official cover for the webtoon:
© Tezuka Productions/Bean/Lee do kyong/Terapin/YUZU comics
Japanese eBook distributor Media Do, animation studio Tezuka Productions, and South Korean comic publisher Copin Communications have launched a webcomic remake of Osamu Tezuka’s Dororo manga series.
Dororo The first 21 chapters of Re:Verse are now available on the Piccoma online manga service in Japan and the KakaoPage webtoon platform in South Korea. Following the conclusion of the webcomic’s serialisation in South Korea, plans for a global release in North America, China, and Europe will be revealed.
Dororo Re:Verse is set in modern-day Japan, where youkai and criminals work together to achieve their nefarious goals using a new type of magic known as “science.” Hakki, an immortal being, is searching for body parts that were lost hundreds of years ago. He meets Roro, a young boy who resembles Hakki’s old friend, Dororo, by chance.
Dororo Re:Verse Synopsis
Born during the Japanese civil wars, “Hyakkimaru” had his body stolen by demons.
He seeks out the demons who have fragments of his body and slowly rebuilds it.
Hyakkimaru, who has lived until the present day chasing demons in the city’s shadows, is one day sought out by a child—Roro, a girl who holds a fragment of Hyakkimaru’s body despite not being a demon.
Under a contract with her, Hyakkimaru embarks on his final hunt for the remaining demons… this time to become a fully human being.
About the Original Manga
From August 1967 to October 1969, Shogakukan and Akita Shoten published the original Dororo manga. There were four tankoubon volumes published in total. The series spawned a 1969 anime television series and a 2019 anime series, both of which are available on Amazon Prime. It also inspired a 2004 video game called Blood Will Tell, as well as a Japanese live-action film adaptation in 2007.
Satoshi Shiki (Daphne in the Brilliant Blue) debuted a Dororo remake manga series in Akita Shoten’s Champion Red magazine on October 19, 2018. Six tankoubon volumes had been released as of February 2022, with the series entering its final arc in 2021. The English remake manga has been published by Seven Seas Entertainment.
Where to Read
The Webtoon is available for reading on the Japanese Piccoma online manga service and the South Korean KakaoPage webtoon platform. The webtoon is also available on a number of popular Webtoon sites.