Ranked #3005

Dragon Half

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ドラゴンハーフ

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 26, 1993 to May 28, 1993
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten
Licensors: ADV Films, Discotek
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Parody
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.081 (scored by 6,443 users)
Ranked: #30052
Popularity: #2535
Members: 10,478
Favorites: 49
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Synopsis

Mink—the daughter of a dragon and a retired dragonslaying knight—sets out on a journey to get tickets for a concert held by Dick Saucer, world-famous teen idol and dragon hunter. Meanwhile, the corrupt king of the land is trying to take her hostage to get at her mother, and his magic-using daughter seeks to foil Mink's quest out of sheer spite.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mink
Mink
Main
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Japanese
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Lufa
Lufa
Main
Kouda, Mariko
Japanese
Kouda, Mariko
Pia
Pia
Main
Kawata, Taeko
Japanese
Kawata, Taeko
Damaramu
Damaramu
Supporting
Ootsuka, Akio
Japanese
Ootsuka, Akio

Staff

Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Producer
Sasaki, Shiro
Sasaki, Shiro
Producer
Sadamitsu, Shinya
Sadamitsu, Shinya
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(0/2)

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Opening Theme

"Taosu zo! Red Dragon" by Yasunori Matsumoto

Ending Theme

"Watashi no Tamagoyaki (私のたまごやき)" by Kotono Mitsuishi



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Colonelfancy
Nov 7, 2010
The early and mid 90's were probably the golden age of mindless comedy in anime as far as my viewing goes. A lot of it was just as hit and miss as any other period of time, but the field was vast, filled with various styles of comedic offerings, like Compiler and Junk Boy. Dragon Half is one of these, an OVA parody of RPGs and fantasy adventures, and is the best of the sub-genre I've seen to this day, without a close second.
The plot is incredibly simple, but it's all the motivation a comedy needs. Something as easy as a half dragon read more
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Luquillo
Jul 4, 2015
"Funniest anime ever made". When one hears the name Dragon Half, this is normally a claim that isn't too far away. Even though I can't fully say as of yet that I agree; this short OVA does make a strong drive to the title and the funny thing is, it only took two episodes to make its mark. This is actually something to brag about since there are many titles either the same length or much longer that end up as total failures.

Dragon Half is like a well disciplined soldier; it knows exactly what its objective is, and it heads straight for it with intentions read more
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RuneYue
Jul 6, 2007
Dragon Half is one of the older anime shows that you find yourself loving for the humour, plot(-holed like swiss cheese), character personalities but not much in the aspect of imagery.

The animation was well done at the time it came out, and still better than half the things I end up finding on TV, but as of recent days it would either be considered of a \"skilled wannabe\" or \"classic\" quality depending on your tastes. Duller than what\'s around nowadays, in anotherwords.

Although it kept me vastly entertained (and somehow made my supply of pocky disappear), I find the fact that after only two read more
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Prede
Jan 10, 2010
Note: this is a review of the R1 DVD released by ADV films. That includes the English dub and Extras. Enjoy ;)

"Dragon Half" is a little OVA, that does a lot more then I ever thought it could. It's not the deepest most profound anime, and it's not the most exciting thing to watch either. But it's got some wild and crazy characters, and it's laugh out loud funny. Sure it's a little stupid, and a bit shallow. But it's a cute show, and hey I LOVE the dub.

Plot/Story - 7

This little OVA series takes place in your standard "sword and sorcery" fantasy realm, read more
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Kotono Mitsuishi lends her voice talents to both main characters, Mink and Excel, so you know both girls are kind of dim-witted, but likable, and ENERGETIC. Also, both licenses were originally acquired by AD Vision, so you know what to expect from  read more 
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