Kai Doh Maru


Distributor: Manga Entertainment
[Kai Doh Maru]
OAV

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 27
Number of Review Sites: 10
Below Average

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"There's not really much to come back to in Kaidohmaru's inscrutable storyline, but its animation, at least, is worth taking in again and again."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 2 1/2 stars (out of 5)

"...what we have here is called a "tech demo"."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - burnable

"It fails to capitalize on its potential because it tries to pack the whole story into a mere 40 minutes."
Anime News Network (Theron Martin) - C+

"Kaidohmaru’s fight scenes will be reason enough for a lot of people to buy this, and enjoy the absolutely beautiful artwork in the series."
Anime on DVD (Andrew Tei) - B

"Perhaps the film was done when the director was out to lunch ..."
Animefringe (Ridwan Khan) - 50%

"Kai Doh Maru was so bland, shallow, and soulless that I found it impossible to feel any sense of involvement. "
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 1 1/2 stars (out of 5)

"I wish the crew would get enough funding to make it complete."
DVD Talk (Don Houston) - 3 stars (out of 5)

"It is up to you whether you want to pay twenty bucks for ten minutes of nifty action and a half hour of whitewashed filler."
DVD Verdict (Rob Lineberger) - 44 (out of 100)

"...the film feels unfinished, as though it was waiting for more design detail, more color and, above all, about another half an hour of story."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - C-

"There are some films that can be rated purely on their artistic merits, and Kai Doh Maru is one of those. "
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Jason Bustard) - 4 stars (out of 5)