English: Dragonar Academy
Synonyms: Seikoku no Ryuukishi
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2014 to Jun 21, 2014
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 6.791 (scored by 20128 users)
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SynopsisLearning to ride and tame dragons comes easy to most students at Ansarivan Dragonar Academy—except for first-year student Ash Blake, who is known by his fellow classmates as the "number one problem child." Poor Ash is the laughing stock at school because, despite his unfashionably large star-shaped brand that marks him as a future dragon master, he has nothing to show for it. His dragon has never appeared.
Until now, that is. One fateful day, Ash's dragon awakes in full glory, but appears different than any dragon ever seen before—in the form of a beautiful girl! What's worse, Ash soon discovers that this new dragon has attitude to spare, as she promptly informs him that she is the master, and he, the servant.
Ash's problems with dragon riding have only just begun.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Seikoku no Dragonar
Characters & Voice Actors
Story: The plot is almost a copy of the light novel series, so adaptation-wise, they followed the script. However this story seems better told in words than animation, given its almost cliche cut-and-paste nature. It's the standard "magic knight saves princess" story with an ecchi direction. Possibly enjoyable for those looking for this kind of genre but unimpressive.
Art: The art style was somewhat simple with the shading almost exclusively reserved for blushes and cleavage. It was easy on the eyes but lackluster.
Sound: 12 episode harem fantasy doesn't have dramatic soundtrack, so the main focus is OP/ED. I found Sakakibara Yui's OP catchy but her distinctive style of singing isn't for everyone. The ED was cute but it seemed more appropriate for a purely slice-of-life show. Looking at the soundtrack as a whole, it delivered for the type of magic harem shenanigans the show was aiming for. It wasn't superb but appropriate.
Character: Standard tropes. The characters were not creative, even regarding character design. It's sometimes enjoyable seeing a cliche like a loli tsundere but there were too many cliches in this show. There's a static nature to the characters I didn't find enjoyable.
Enjoyment: If loli tentacle harem was the show you were expecting, it hit the mark. For everyone else, the ecchi was excessive and the show weak. It was somewhat fun seeing cliche after cliche but it got old quick.
Overall: A show I wouldn't personally recommend to many. The amount of effort put into the adaptation is mediocre but acceptable. Not the worst but almost niche due to its multiple cringe tentacle molestation scenes.
In an amazing world filled with magic, we are introduced to the world of the great Dragons. Dragons as far as the eye can see, and tsundre lollis, wait i thought this was Seikoku no Dragonar and not Toradora?
Hello ladies and gentlemen, this is a brief review of what to expect from another mediocre anime that doesn't know what it wants to be.
Let's start with an overview:
We are following our main male protagonist, a young sixteen year old boy Ash Blake. Ash Blake is your typical young male with a problem, he is the only one in his school who has yet to acquire a dragon of any form. While his comrades all have majestically grown dragons. This proves to be quite a problem as he gets teased and bullied over his yet-to-exist dragonkin, and hence he get's the name of "Problem Child", because who wouldn't get mad and beat up people for not having a dragon? Yet as not having his own dragon, he has an ability; to ride any dragon he wants, and be perfect at it.(OVERPOWERED MAIN CHARACTER INCOMING?).
A new year has started and the first class lessons is dragon fight, Ash has to borrow a friends Dragon and accidentally pushes into a female and her dragon, the beautiful female princess Silvia Lautreamont. In a heated discussion with "shots being fired" at each other, they agree to settle their difference in an upcoming festival's race. Some time in the race the dragon of Ash's friend gets exhausted in a forest, Ash suddenly feels a uncomfortable feeling and decides to check it out. After a short walk he finds a mysterious man with a phantom of the opera mask on his face. The man is our main villain and is nothing out of the ordinary. The man tells his underling to fight the young boy after analyzing his potential as a dragon-master. The battle is short and the underling get's thrown off a cliff. Ash's hero senses start to tingle and he knows he have to save her, by the time he manages somehow to grab her arm, the sides have changed. The young girl switches sides with our young protagonist and Ash is falling to his doom. But not for long!! A mysterious glow on his arm appears, and Ash knows, this is his dragon appearing before him. And who would have thought, that his dragon is a super overpowered machine of lollies thrown to the story for no reason, except to imitate Toradoras - Asaika Taiga. Yes, i said it.
Huff, where to begin? This anime has major problems with where it wants to go. Fantasy, ecchi, tsundre? WHERE? Let me spit it right out, the anime's characters are bland and bring nor nothing new, nor anything worthwhile watching. Main Characters are basically copies of the main characters of Toradora.....Ash Blake is a normal guy, with surreal powers that he gets for no good reason really, except for meeting a overpowered dragon empress inside a forest when he was small(what animes has this happened in before? oh like 10 of em). He is your "I am a badass" and "I Try to be cool and kind hearted" type of character which brings no flavor to the anime, and get's boring to watch. The Tsundre, is tsundre, just like any "original anime" we get introduced to a little girl who falls in love with his master, but can't really tell him that, so she pushes him around calling herself his master. The other characters have no story or at least one good enough to enjoy the series, as the most of them are just big boobed bimboes with dragons.
Animations and Sound:
This is where we the anime exceeds imo, the art is fantastic. The dragons, armors and the characters themselves are well designed, but still have something missing to them, which i to date can't really put my finger on. And the great arts spring is even better looking with the awesome classical type soundtrack which you normally would find in any good fantasy series. I could easily download the tracks and enjoy them for many hours, so on that front there are really no problems!
This anime leaves much to be desired. it has a good animation design and soundtrack that has little flaws, countered by a failed attempt on genre's that in my opinion does not go well. It starts of as a pretty typical and not that bad of a fantasy anime, but it develops into this monstrous tentacle hentai wannabee.(Yes there are a lot of tentacles action that fondle them triple D'sized cups that all girls in this anime have).
I guess i was thrown of the chair, not that I don't enjoy some fan service, I just found it unappealing in what could have been a not so bad anime. The characters are straight bland, and the series tries to much to be like Toradora and Zero no Tsukaima(which are FANTASTIC), and pretty much leaves you hanging and loathing for more. Maybe a rich backstory and less fan service, could have been the justice this fantasy anime needed.
All in all, I give this anime a 4/10. With a disappointing and almost non existent plot, the art and sound was top notch, but not enough to carry a whole bunch of pathetic characters to a form for any glory.
This is my first review, and hope you guys enjoyed it. All form for criticism is welcomed with a good embrace.
Bit of a role reversal, but a "problem student" with no talent ends up summoning a human familiar or "parr" who is unique among everyone else. You can tell a relationship will be formed between the two and many other girls will fall for the main character as well.
Pretty much the same except a role reversal. A problem student with no talent ends up summoning a human familiar, known in Seikoku no Dragonar as a "Parr" which is unique to everyone else. The boy character in both shows is named "dog" by their master/parr.
The setting, plot, and main characters of Dragonar Academy immediately give off a Familiar of Zero vibe.
These shows are exactly the same. If you loved one, you will probably love the other. Technically there is a bit of a role reversal, but as far as how the characters interact, the roles are the same. The female lead if fundamentally weak with tremendous latent power, the male lead is her "sword", or in her words, her "dog". I am almost convinced that at some instances they handed the voice actors the script from Zero no Tsukaima, something I didn't mind because I am a huge fan. It is classic action, fantasy, harem, with a tsundere female lead.
Same type of main character, same type of main female character.
They both have the master-servant relation.
And in both animes there are crepes..
Both of them involve a very strong Main Male Lead, Everyone wants the D, and both involve a "master and summon" type relationship that gets built to be something more. Very Good show in my opinion
Both take place in a fantasy world where humans make contracts with fantasy creatures; dragons in Seikoku no Dragonar, and spirits in Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance. In both anime the main character is an boy with special powers, that makes a contract with a very special dragon/spirit; which take the form of a naked loli. Both main characters and their attend a school filled with a lot of beautiful women, of which most are tsundere and there will be a lot of fanservice.
So basically; if you replace the the dragons in Seikoku no Dragonar with spirits you get Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance; there are really way to many similarities and I can't think of any big differences.
Main guy gets contracted to main girl in a fantasy world. Although Seikoku is about dragons, while Seirei Tsukai is more magic orientated. Both take place at academies.
Pretty much the same sort of magical setting, with the master and slave elements.
Both are action ecchi comedies involving magic. Both characters meets violent tsundere pettanko girl as well as other girls. Sikoku no Dragonar is about dragons, Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance is about spirits. Both take place at school.
a boy forms a contract with a naked loli girl that is actually a very special dragon(seikoku no dragonar)/spirit(Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance) while going to a high school for people like him (but then less over powered because protagonist and all).
both animes are filled with the needed fanservice to give it the ecchi tag and the art is very similiar and so is the feeling you get while watching it.
Opening Theme"Seiken nante Iranai (聖剣なんていらない)" by Yui Sakakibara
Ending Theme#1: "MOST Ijou no "MOSTEST" (MOST以上の“MOSTEST”)" by Eco (CV: Mariya Ise), Silvia (CV: Ayane Sakura), Rebecca (CV: Marina Inoue) (eps 1-6)
#2: "MOST Ijou no "MOSTEST" (MOST以上の“MOSTEST”)" by Lucca (CV: Asuka Oogame), Anya (CV: Asami Shimoda), Jessica (CV: Kana Hanazawa)(eps 7-11)
#3: "MOST Ijou no "MOSTEST" (MOST以上の“MOSTEST”)" by Eco (CV: Mariya Ise), Silvia (CV: Ayane Sakura), Rebecca (CV: Marina Inoue), Lucca (CV: Asuka Oogame), Anya (CV: Asami Shimoda), Jessica (CV: Kana Hanazawa) (ep 12)
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