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Kai Doh Maru
Genre: Animé

Reviewed In Issue 77 (Oct 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of (Japanese) Mitsuki Saiga, Shotaro Morikubo, Yurika Hino, Yasunori Masutani, Hikaru Hanada, Satoru Yanase, Ai Orikasa Fumiko Osaka, Ikue Kimura, Yoshiyuki Kaneko, Toshio Kobayashi & Yukimasa Kishino (English) Kathleen McInerney, Bruce Winant, Fla Vio Romeo, Don Puglisi, Jay Snyder, Corinne Orr, David Rhodes & Larry Robinson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include a nine-minute round table discussion with director Kanji Wakabayashi, character designer Sho-u Tajima, and animation director Kyouji Asano (English subtitled); a character design gallery; character statistics, models, and bios; and CG location models.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Manga Video
(Catalog Number): 4138-2
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 47
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/24/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Kanji Wakabayashi
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Kai Doh Maru" is a stunning and artistic story that takes place in Japan

DVD Picture:
The 1.85:1 DVD picture is not anamorphically enhanced, and exhibits an anim

There are Japanese and English-dubbed Dolby