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Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku: The Legend of Koizumi


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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: Comedy, Game, Parody, Seinen
Duration: 8 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.131 (scored by 4,354 users)
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Ranked: #29052
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Popularity: #3071
Members: 8,414
Favorites: 18
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Episodes: /3

Synopsis

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

Koizumi, Junichirou
Koizumi, Junichirou
Main
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Japanese
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Satou, Yukari
Satou, Yukari
Main
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka
Sugimura, Taizo
Sugimura, Taizo
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Putin, Vladimir
Putin, Vladimir
Supporting
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese
Nakata, Jouji

Staff

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


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More reviewsReviews

Ranivus
May 3, 2010
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...

...MAHJONG!

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
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vigorousjammer
Jul 4, 2016
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
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ExileOnAkiba
Dec 28, 2010
Politics is often thought of as a dull and dreary affair; several old men in suits debating issues like agricultural legislation and increasing taxes a little. But perhaps the most uninteresting of all is international affairs; a battle to get as much as you can from someone else while giving them back as little as possible in return. It’s a world of faked smiles and awkward handshakes.

If only the countries of the world could compete against other like men; pitting themselves against one another in fierce competition, as they battle for ultimate supremacy.

And what better way to do that, than a game of 2v2 read more
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