Ranked #3557

Dragon Drive

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ドラゴンドライブ


Type: TV
Episodes: 38
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2002 to Mar 27, 2003
Premiered: Summer 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.911 (scored by 5,423 users)
Ranked: #35572
Popularity: #2295
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Oozora Reiji isn't a lazy boy, he's just terribly unmotivated; all the clubs and activities he's joined don't interest him for long. That is, of course, until his best friend Yukino takes him to a underground arcade where an unbelievable virtual reality game is played - Dragon Drive - in which players fight each other with virtual dragons. Reiji ends up throwing all he's got into training a dragon so rare that the Dragon Drive staff are baffled. But soon Reiji learns that Dragon Drive isn't all it seems, and he might be the only one who can save an entire world from evil.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nishimura, Chinami
Nishimura, Chinami
Oozora, Reiji
Oozora, Reiji
Park, Romi
Park, Romi
Hagiwara, Daisuke
Hagiwara, Daisuke
Shitanda, Michael
Shitanda, Michael
Yukino, Maiko
Yukino, Maiko
Sasamoto, Yuuko
Sasamoto, Yuuko


Kawase, Toshifumi
Kawase, Toshifumi
Director, Storyboard
Inoue, Toshiki
Inoue, Toshiki
Okumura, Yoshiaki
Okumura, Yoshiaki
Shimokawa, Mikuni
Shimokawa, Mikuni
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(0/38)

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Opening Theme

"True" by Shimokawa Mikuni

Ending Theme

"tatta, hitotsu no" by Shimokawa Mikuni

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Apr 20, 2015
First of all if you need something famous and near to the top just leave this page. Tv series of dragon drive are placed near to 2000+ ranking. When i saw this i said "nah im not going to see this, it will sucks" but then i said "no wait let's give it a chance"
Story 10/10
Well the main character is Oozhora reiji a lazy boy who quits from every activity in school and his grades sucks also. One day his friend Yukino takes him to a mysterious place where everyone were playing the famous game dragon drive.As it seems Oozhora's dragon is the weakest in read more
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Jan 23, 2009
I can understand with this serie still hasn't a review yet, but I'll just give you one 'cuz it will be my first one, and why is that? 'Cuz I've got lot of critics to Dragon Drive.
First thing first, if you liked Digimon, then I can say you won't like Dragon Drive very much because it all goes to that, in my opinion...

Story: (4)
It all starts with a lazy boy, Reiji Ozhora, who's nothing but a King of Tardiness. One day, his friend Yukino Maiko tells him about this game, where you ride a Dragon in a virtual world, called D-Zone, and fight other read more
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Mar 23, 2014
Many ppl rated this anime very low. I decided to watch this anime how this can be rated so low. After completed watching the anime, for me, i can't say that it's very bad. Why was it? Let's go into it..

Story: 7/10
The story is about Oozora Reiji, a lazy schoolboy, who is being invited by his chidhood friend Maiko Yukino to join Dragon Drive because Reiji is good at nothing. Reiji became attracted by the virtual game called Dragon Drive where you scan dragon cards and then battling each other. Despite having a little dragon with no power, but actually it's special. Things got more read more
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Feb 18, 2010
So this show is about a boy who's a screw-up. He will get an awesome dragon. He will fight and win.

This is generally what an anime should and is, right? Right.

So at first I just thought to myself, "Jeez, what a Sunday show..." but over time it really grew on me. (Plus... Chibi's really cute) The plotline is strayed a bit from the manga by adding a few new characters. I think the new characters added a little spice to the show.

Also characters weren't as predictable as any other anime. None of them really had any big secret past lives.

The music read more
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