Makeruna! Makendou

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Don't Lose, Makendo!, Makeru na! Makendo
Japanese: 負けるな!魔剣道


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 25, 1995
Producers: Datam Polystar
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genre: ComedyComedy
Duration: 26 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.521 (scored by 10931,093 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #115182
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #11231
Members: 2,118
Favorites: 2


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Episodes: /1


Makenko used to be a normal boy—until he was kidnapped by the brain monster Dr. Mud and transformed into a cyborg capable of destroying both the monster and human worlds! On his quest for vengeance, he is inadvertently joined by Makendo, a fellow monster hunter who would prefer not to be, and her little sister Hikari who would like nothing better! Dastardly demons and wacky monsters abound as the trio fight the bad guys to kick some monster butt, and get Makenko's body back!

Characters & Voice Actors


Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Kokoro ni Anata ga Irukara (心にあなたがいるから)" by Mika Kanai

Ending Theme

"Sayonara ja Nai (サヨナラじゃない; Not a Farewell)" by Kotono Mitsuishi


Mar 10, 2024
A fun and short pilot-OVA, which people just seem to hate here on MAL. Low reviews and less than 800 members at the moment which is really undeserving. Doesn't deserve an R rating either. They only show a pair of tits for one second during the magical-girl transformation. This is a promotional episode for a SNES game called "Kendo Rage".

Maybe the problem is people get upset that the series didn't continue, and as such it doesn't deserve a good score... but pilots are pilots. The series didn't get picked up at the time, and that was it.

The animation and art are on ...
Sep 11, 2017
Rate a 4
English Subtitles
Note: Unclear to why a 30minutes duration to the 26minutes i have seen. My guess, 30 was a nice round up number.

-Introduction was a bit confusing of a start. While we did get an idea of the character's backstory it wasn't really sufficient. How can the audience root for someone they don't really know? Then again one could argue it goes along with the police's database of knowing basically nothing. Although, the past was himself, for he had his own name. His current and possible future lies in the hands of another. So, while the police background concept is an argumentative it ...

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Poll: Makeruna! Makendo Episode 1 Discussion
Retro8bit - Dec 27, 2009
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