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Blue Dragon

Blue Dragon

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ブルー・ドラゴン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2007 to Mar 29, 2008
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.551 (scored by 6865 users)
Ranked: #50262
Popularity: #1741
Members: 15,529
Favorites: 53
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2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

adventure comedy fantasy

Synopsis

As Shu's village was being attacked by an unknown enemy, he and his friends, Jiro and Kluke decide to defend their home. They soon meet warrior Zola and receive the powers of Shadow, an ability that let's them transform their shadow into a powerful monster. Shu receives one of the most powerful monsters, Blue Dragon, and they all set out to defeat their enemy.

(Source: ANN)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 51
Aired  Apr 7, 2007 to Mar 29, 2008
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Sequel: Blue Dragon: Tenkai no Shichi Ryuu

Characters & Voice Actors

Zola
Zola
Main
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi
Robinson, Cindy
English
Robinson, Cindy
...
Shu
Shu
Main
Lowenthal, Yuri
English
Lowenthal, Yuri
Nemoto, Keiko
Japanese
Nemoto, Keiko
...
Kluke
Kluke
Main
Ruff, Michelle
English
Ruff, Michelle
Hazuki, Erino
Japanese
Hazuki, Erino
...
Jiro
Jiro
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Riegel, Sam
English
Riegel, Sam
...

Staff

Matsushita, Yukihiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Nishimura, Hiroaki
Episode Director
Kon, Chiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Jan 31, 2012
rondoblend
I also include a briew review of Blue Dragon: Tenkai no Shichi Ryuu at the end end of this review.

Story
The story is good it's Dragon Ball meet Digimons. Because our heroes are kids that control monsters., our heroes go from town to town to get closer to the enemies's headquarter. and gather allies. pretty standart. 6
Th story has a very good twist that you will enjoy( can't tell because it's a spoiler. I suggest you keep watching it till the end. 7


Art
It's Akira Toriyama's work so you won't be dissapointed, the characters and backgrounds are read more
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Jun 12, 2010
ThatAnimeSnob
PROLOGUE
Ahhh... A series with artwork by the guy who made Dragon Ball. What can go wrong? ... Surprise! Everything did. As long as there are fools who only look at the shell and not the content and as long as there are producers who take advantage of that, we will have lame series like this one who become famous because of hype alone and not because of quality.

ART SECTION: 6/10 [Dragon Ball meets Pokemon.]
A few seconds and you already see Akira Toriyama’s signature in the artwork. That is very good if you are a Dragon Ball fan. Shapes are clear, colors are vivid. For a read more
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Oct 11, 2013
Shura-shurato
´I DON´T WANT TO LET YOU GO´ the end song of this serie´s and after watching this i REALLY DIN´T wanted to let this anime go!!!!!!! personally i had soo much fun watching it and a big laugh. Seemed that the works inspired by dbz and final fantasy influences was not in vain, at least for fans of the genre´s. The ONLY minor thing about it was the fast build-up of the charachters at 1till episode 8 or so, and some behavior the charachters have, but as the serie progresses it leaves it more to the background. I had no idea that a entertaining serie´s read more
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Recommendations

At first glance they probably don't look like they have anything in common but both have similar characters

two boys who both have incredible power in the form of a beast in them that they didn't know about. They learn about their power due to another intervention whose interested in helping them become stronger and helping them learn how to control the power. Both shu and naruto interest in becoming stronger leads them to find a rival in their team mate. jiro and sasuke both have a painful past that motivates them to fight so the can gain revenge.
A boy receives a power like no other and is suddenly thrust into a world of chaos?
If you'd seen Dragon Ball, it's highly suggested to watch Blue Dragon because the characters as the history line is very alike, including the animation and the use of the characters, you with find it almost as if they were the same but in diferent anime, with a diferent develop.

Anyway, it is a diferent universe, with a diferent end.

But a good history they made...i liked it a lot, in some parts.
Both involve using monsters to fight and have collectable card games and such.
also both based on video games.

Though blue dragon has a more interesting story (not vastly)
and reaches some sort of conclusion rather then just dragging it on and on
for many years.

It also has characters designs by the man who made dragonball
and music from the composer of final fantasy games which should hopefully get you interested
They are both from the same creaters and the characters in both anime look like each other
Both have some type of beasts, one has digital monsters as trusty side kicks, one has a shadow beast but both beasts are combat worthy yet friendly with a sense of humor
Both have a simple (not so simple if you watch them but...) light vs darkness scenario
Both have a "Friendship is power" feel to them
Both have epic feel battles and great finales
Both make the finales very very "all hope is lost" in one way or another

Opening Theme

#1: "FRIEND" by Keita Tachibana (eps 1-26)
#2: "Mune ni Kibou o (ムネニキボウヲ)" by Haruka (eps 27-51)

Ending Theme

#1: "Fly So High" by Yu Yamada (eps 1-16)
#2: "Kokoro" by SS501 (eps 17-26)
#3: "HANA" by Masami Mitsuoka (eps 27-38)
#4: "Sepia" by D-51 (eps 39-51)

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