Ranked #6766
Kai Doh Maru

Kai Doh Maru

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kaidoumaru, Kaidomaru
Japanese: 怪童丸


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 19, 2001
Duration: 46 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 5.781 (scored by 2566 users)
Ranked: #67662
Popularity: #2896
Members: 4,870
Favorites: 3
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action fantasy historical


This story takes place during the Heian Period of Japan`s history, when evil spirits still resided in the forests, mountains and rivers. A girl, accompanied by her loved one, battles against these evil spirits, while she is disguised as man. This brave woman, aka "Kaidomaru", with a Chinese character "Flame" tatooed on her upper arm, was one of the "Four Devas". Kaidomaru fights for the honor of her lost love, Raikou Minamotono, who had sacrified his life in order to protect the capital Kyoto, from the evils deeds of a "princess" cursed by a malicious ogre. The princess, whom Kaidomaru used to play with as a child, has now become her ultimate enemy.

(Source: Production I.G.)

Characters & Voice Actors

Kintoki, Sakatano
Kintoki, Sakatano
Saiga, Mitsuki
Saiga, Mitsuki
Taylor, Veronica
Taylor, Veronica
Minamoto, Raiko
Minamoto, Raiko
Morikubo, Showtaro
Morikubo, Showtaro
Winant, Bruce
Winant, Bruce


Asano, Kyoji
Animation Director
Abe, Nagisa
Color Design
Tajima, Sho-u
Character Design
Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Executive Producer

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Apr 19, 2013
Beautifully produced and interesting concept, but has a lot of faults.

PLOT: Allowing 45mins to explore the political intrigues of the Heian period is not nearly enough time and as a result the plot becomes extremely fragmented and disconnected – like a series of short snapshots of Kintoki’s life. The characters are not given enough time to develop so there is no real emotional connection to them and they remain shallow throughout. This is a pity as even in their basic form they do hold promise if only they were given some time to develop. It is confusing, but there is a defined plot here and read more
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Nov 21, 2009
Lovely use of traditional Japanese clothing, very detailed and unafraid of the characters falling in great pills of robes. Really interesting drawing and color style. There also a wonderful use of color, where everything is monotones or almost translucent and then the bright color of the drips of blood. But, I can only be captivated by the pretty pictures for so long.

I'm not sure if i was lost in translation b/c i was utterly confused and bored. A semi-strong female character (raised as a boy, then a soldier) and a crazy female protagonist with two creepy twins. The Lord that saved her, i read more
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Different story, but almost same characters. Parallel dimension or something like this.
It's pretty similar in many respects, including historical setting, intense violent action, and dramatic storyline.

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Ending Theme

"Aisuru koto ga boku wo ugosaku" by Akira Hiro

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