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 36743,674 users)
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Ranked: #111242
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Popularity: #6965
Members: 7,867
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 20, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I watched this ova as a part of otogi zoushi watch which is a direct sequel, thinking it's ok to start here and see if this could be any good. Kai Doh Maru is quite interesting to watch, feels like 2007 morning tv vibe and I like that, but I must point out the flaws of this anime being animation it could be done much better, your screen may look misty but it not its fault. Tho the biggest issue this anime has is I just didn't care from start to finish all I remember is like first 10 minutes and last 5 of ...
Apr 19, 2013
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jul 12, 2010
It's nicely made, many nice drawned scenes, but overall - i totally hated, hated, HATED this story. I fell asleep the first 4-5 times i tried to watch it, then i forced myself to complete it. But yeah, it sucks.

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