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Kai doh maru (2001)

Set in the Shoryaku and Chotoku eras of Japan's Heian period, the animated short Kai Doh Maru is set against a background of a capital under threat from disease, outlaws, and political ... See full summary »

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Usui-no-Sadamitsu (2003) (voice)
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Ohni-hime (Shuten Dohji) / Additional Voices (2003) (voice) (as Corrine Orr)
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Urabe-no-Suetake (2003) (voice)
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Fujiwara-no-Michinaga (2003) (voice)
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Watanabe-no-Tsuna (2003) (voice)
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Meiko (2003) (voice) (as Kathleen McInerney)
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Minamoto-no-Raiko (2003) (voice)
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Set in the Shoryaku and Chotoku eras of Japan's Heian period, the animated short Kai Doh Maru is set against a background of a capital under threat from disease, outlaws, and political plots. The story reworks themes from Japanese folklore, focusing on the relationship between Sakata no Kintoki (Kintaro) and Minamoto no Raiko, one of the first military Minamoto and "monster hunter" of folklore. The story replaces the traditional image of Kintaro - a strong, ruddy-cheeked man - with that of a determined, tomboyish girl, while retaining much of the traditional character such as the carrying of an axe. Other historical figures from the period who have also become objects of folklore, such as Fujiwara no Michinaga and the rebel Taira no Masakado also make an appearance. Written by dmh2000

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19 December 2001 (Japan)  »

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Ai Suru Koto Ga Boku Wo Ugokasu
by Akira Hiro
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Not all that!
3 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

I recently bought Kaidohmaru on DVD and was really disappointed with it. You see...i'm a fan of Manga entertainment (more specifically, old school Manga e.g. Street fighter, Akira, Ghost in the shell, etc. )and i found Kaidohmaru's animation very bright and grainy. I also had a problem with the way this film had been edited. Every time a scene had ended and a new one began, it seemed like it was edited by someone fresh out of university. I did like the story (it's not all bad). The storyline was good, but it ended half way through the story (Kaidohmaru ends like there's more to be said), this feeling is made worst by this film lasting under an hour.


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