Dorororororo #20 — Principles of Leverage

May 27th, 2019


The real final boss of this show… besides the writing.


Perhaps we should be grateful that it skips any pretense and just jumps straight to the Dude Of The Week being a mass murderer feeding everyone he comes across to the local nue. But then we get sucked into his flashback multiple times, and I honestly couldn't tell you why. He told the story about his mom getting eaten and killing people, now, ten minutes later, here's a flashback showing that and nothing more. It's hard to even see how it ties into the never-to-be-moved-past 'character arc' for Hyakkimaru where he accuses him of being a monster too right before dying, because… Hyakki was a better fighter than him? He wasn't scared? I know it can't be that Hyakki was covered in blood or merciless, because those have been the core two traits of 99% of the humans in this show. It's also a hard sell that Hyakki is 'empty' inside sandwiched between scenes of him increasingly frantic to save his Gal Friday's life.

And unfortunately, there wasn't much more to the episode besides that lazy backstory repetition. We got a bit at the start and the middle about how the Biblical plagues are visiting random villages, which is obviously Hyakkimaru's fault, but that's nothing new. Maybe they're slightly more plaguey now. There was also a kind of weird few minutes aside where Dororo talked about autumn, bereft of any connection to the man eating pokemon that they were about to encounter. I've long since given up hoping they were introducing some theme for the episode with it or that whatever is said will come back in an important way, and it didn't, so full sail ahead right back to where we were about 6 weeks ago. Maybe this time, Dad will do something other than stand impassively, but I'm pretty sure this ain't the last time we're going to see the demon fusing schtick.


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  • catsb says:

    it was an interesting story, just needed to be reformatted. instead of a flashback almost everything could have been told in “current time”.

    Guy was a wannabe but when things got real, only time he draw his sword was to cut of his own moms hand so he could get away. Villagers gave him shit about it but when he lead them to the monster they all cried the same so he took comfort in it. He assumed everyone was like him so he could not acknowledge Hyakki or any other human not being like that, so calming or assuming Hyakki was not human was his only out.

    on paper it sounds like it could have potential but as shown in this ep it was all very meh. still “deeper” than the possessed sword story.