Kai Doh Maru

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Synonyms: Kaidoumaru, Kaidomaru
Japanese: 怪童丸


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 19, 2001
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 46 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.561 (scored by 36753,675 users)
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Ranked: #111292
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Popularity: #6967
Members: 7,868
Favorites: 6

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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.)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Morishita, Katsuji
Wakabayashi, Kanji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Principle Drawing, Planning
Ike, Yoshihiro
Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Executive Producer


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Ending Theme

"Aisuru koto ga boku wo ugosaku" by Akira Hiro


Mar 9, 2009
Mixed Feelings
I watched this to kill 45 minutes and basically that is all this OVA is good for. The art is different than what most are used to, it uses a lot of crosshatching and pale colors but that is also because the setting is feudal Japan when they used a lot of pale colors in their art. The plot is really hard to "get" by just watching the anime, I suggest you find an outline like the one found on Wikipedia and reading along. Don't come in expecting a GREAT anime, its just minimally good for when you're really bored and have nothing ...
Nov 21, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Aug 18, 2008
I absolutely hated this anime. There is nothing good to say about it. It felt as if I was watching a child playing with its toys that were made in the early bronze age in a room with rubber walls. It was a struggle to finish this anime from the start. I can honestly say, that I have had workouts that lasted an hour and a half that were less physically demanding than sitting through this anime.
Absolutely ridiculous. You can tell that incorporating CG was not something the company that produced this garbage was used to doing. The colors were horrible. Perhaps the art ...

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