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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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
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After watching the first episode, I thought that this had a lot of potential to be a good series but unfortuantly it lost it's potential as the episodes went by.
At first the story interested me, it felt quite unique in a way and parts of the story reminded me of Soul Eater at times ( for some reason ) but after a few episodes in; it seemed to abandon its interesting plot and instead turn it into more of a regular harem/ecchi anime. I actually do enjoy harems to a degree but when you have an actual story first and then abandon it 1/3 of the way through, it can make you feel disapointed because of its wasted potential.
That being said, the pacing felt fine and didn't feel slow or rushed barely at all.
I did enjoy the art, it had some interesting designs and the girl characters were cute. Although, the actual dragons in the show could have had something more in their designs but they're not at all completely bad.
In my opinion, one of the best things in the entire show was the opening and ending themes. The opening was really good and showed some really cool scenes. The ending was cute and had a fun song which was a nice reward after going through each episode. The voice actors/actresses did a good job throught the show ( you know they wanted the villian to be mysterious and cool when they cast Dio Brando's voice actor )
Now this is where everything goes wrong. I thought most of the characters were paper-thin with nothing really going on with them. Some of the characters got character development while most just had no layers even if you thought they did. I also thought the villian was just bad and i wish we had gotten more depth to the character but unfortuantly we didn't.
Here's the weird part; i actually really enjoyed it. I got the same enjoyment as I would watching any harem. Even though I had so much problems with it, i actually looked foward to watching more. If you enjoy harem/ecchi shows i think you would actually enjoy this even though it has many flaws.
With the potential I thought it had at the beginning being destroyed as time went on, after watching the whole thing I feel disappointed. However like I said, if you enjoy harems and ecchi anime then by all means watch this one. But I don't think that this will be a very rememberable one with its very plain characters and interesting story it mostly abandoned. Seikoku no Dragonar turned out as a mediocre harem. read more
Over the last couple of years we've seen a steady stream of light novels being adapted to anime series and now we get yet another with this series, produced by C-Station a former offshoot of Bee Train Production Inc. and the overall result is a marginal failure.
Anime is full of time honored clichés that never seem to die and Dragonar Academy is so packed full of them it shows just how void this show is of any creativity or imagination. Giant bouncing breasts on all women characters, naked magic girls showing up from nowhere and mood swinging tsundere characters are ripe and abound in this series; it feels less like this is less of a story of it's own and more of a copy paste job from a few dozen other series of it's kind.
Taking from probably equally lazy source material, the scripts written by Noboru Kimura are shoddy and thrown together with no thought or effort behind them. The large cast of cookie cutter characters will bore you with just how uninspired they are.
This kind of tripe is barely forgivable from a group of first time creators but the fact this comes from several long time animators who had once made excellent shows in the past with their old studio, before breaking away to form this new company, adds more insult to injury.
Topping off the cliche storm is a number of soft-core moments between a nude dragon lady giving oral to a pseudo tentacle rape scene, you would think they'd rather be making a hentai series.
Animation and art is just as awful with ugly looking dragons to top off the grossly exaggerated character designs. One would think with a show centered all around dragons it would be the one thing you could get right but the dragons look like a mix of generic fantasy dragons painted in pastels that makes them look like they're covered in hard water spots or they're wearing the projection clothes from the Count of Monte Cristo anime.
Interestingly, half the time you won't see any dragons and it will be mostly focused on whatever lame slice-of-life scenarios ripped from every other show of it's kind. Echo while being presented as a dragon is little more than a magical loli with some horns glued onto her head.
The musical score was somewhat interesting and entertaining and might be the one redeemable factor but it's tie to this awful show doesn't make me enthusiastic to to listen to it. The theme songs are typical for a show like this, shoehorning in as many voice actors, who may or may not have any musical talent, as you can to sing an ear shrieking J-pop song to sell some more CDs,
Dragonar Academy is uninspired, lazy and contrived. Beating down dead clichés that have saturated the market of the last couple years alone this would barely make the grade for a crappy one episode OVA, forget a 12 episode season. I get the feeling even if you are looking for a silly fanservice show there are likely far more entertaining options out there that are less copy-and-paste than this show.
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.
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 of them involve an MC with "sub par" abilities assisted by a cute companion who happens to be incredibly strong. It is a Dragon in Seikoku no Dragonar and a Golem/Familiar/Doll in Unbreakable Machine Doll. In addition, the setting creates a very similar feel between the two. Unbreakable Machine Doll has a stronger harem element, but that doesn't mean it's a harem, while Seikoku no Dragonar seems to have more service in my opinion. If you like one, I'm pretty sure you'll like the other.
Nearly the same situation where guy is treated as lowly individual and there is this tsudere noble girl to go with it.
Seikoku no Dragonar and Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai have many similar tropes and they deal with controlling the dragons and puppet dolls respectively.
Both of these series have similar settings with Ecchi, Harem, School Life, Fantasy elements. The school where the MCs in these shows attend have battles and competition to take part in and show off their skills. The characters are similar too in the sense that how they react towards the main male character. Eco is exactly like Yaya and Silvia looks and acts similar to Charlotte. The male MCs in both of these shows have some sort of past shrouded in mystery.
Dragonar Academy is almost identical to The Familiar of Zero but it shares many similarities with Unbreakable Machine-Doll as well, like the European setting, the protagonist's "challenge-everyone" attitude, and the presence of similar supporting characters. So far in the first episode of Dragonar Academy there has been a mysterious lady who in the past has had something to do with his partner, and a stuck-up, tsundere noble character who's taken an immediate rivalry with the protagonist.
Both are about a boy who is infamous at his academy. Both partners are girls compared to dragons or other monsters. Both have a blonde girl that acts bitchy at first but later acts all nice.
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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