Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku: The Legend of Koizumi

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Synonyms: Mudadumo Naki Kaikaku, Mudatsumo, Reform without Wasted Draws
Japanese: ムダヅモ無き改革


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 26, 2010
Producers: Studio Mausu
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: TYO Animations
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, GameGame, ParodyParody, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 8 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.941 (scored by 56255,625 users)
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Ranked: #39162
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Popularity: #4711
Members: 11,972
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Global political figures such as The Pope, Kim Jong Il, George W. Bush and recent Japanese Prime Ministers play riichi mahjong against each other.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kawase, Kouhei
Mizushima, Tsutomu
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Takagi, Ryuuji
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music


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Ending Theme

"Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku: Shouri no Koizumi Junichirou (ムダヅモ無き改革 〜勝利の闘牌ジュンイチロー〜)" by Toshiyuki Morikawa

May 3, 2010
Ranivus (All reviews)
In this 3 episode OVA (it still says its ongoing but there is no release date for the next dvd), the world's prominent figureheads battle it out in a furious high stakes battle of...


Yes in this universe, every figure head is a master Mahjong player and all the worlds politics are dealt by playing a game of mahjong. The first episode is entirely based on the manga while the other 2 episodes are original stories written by creator, Hideki Ohwada. Forget Hetalia Axis Powers, this is how political satire should be.

There are no cute looking bishounen characters running around here. In this anime every figurehead read more
Jul 4, 2016
vigorousjammer (All reviews)
A lot of OVA based on manga don't do very much character set-up, and instead just drop you right in, assuming you're already familiar with the manga and it's characters.

The Legend of Koizumi is no stranger to this, and does very little set-up for it's cast of characters. Despite the fact that they're all political figures, the lack of very much introduction is very jarring.

The story is also very jarring, as it simply jumps from one scenario to the next, trying to squeeze as much as possible out of each episode's 8-minute runtime. This seems unnecessary, especially considering each story doesn't actually have very much read more
May 29, 2017
VidiaPhoenix (All reviews)
I'm not sure if this is a political satire or political propaganda, but it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen. If was laughing until tears entered my eyes during the whole thing.
The whole thing is just one ridiculously over-the-top. It parodies other sports/game anime by how dramatized the moves are and the political figures all have funny caricatures to them. Also, Mao Zedong rises from the dead to play a game of mahjong. What more could you ask for?
The entire anime is 26 minutes. So, if you want a quick watch and laugh, this is the show. If you feel your time has read more
Apr 21, 2018
itsallinyourmind (All reviews)
Well to begin with, this really is a very underrated comedy/parody show. This kind of shows doesn't get much praises due to various reasons. First of all new age comedy shows tend to have have nonsensical jokes and fanservices in them which this show certainly lacks. The other reason being, there are only 3 episodes in this show. It could have gotten more praise if it would have followed the whole manga and completed the series, but unfortunately it didn't happen and neither there is any chance of such happenings in the future. But anyway, this was a really nice watch for me. Those 20-24 read more

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