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Dragon Half

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
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.111 (scored by 5869 users)
Ranked: #28302
Popularity: #2239
Members: 9,317
Favorites: 44
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Popular Tags

comedy fantasy

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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Adaptation: Dragon Half

Characters & Voice Actors

Mink
Mink
Main
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Japanese
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Calvello, Jessica
English
Calvello, Jessica
...
Lufa
Lufa
Main
Kouda, Mariko
Japanese
Kouda, Mariko
Earhart, Jennifer K.
English
Earhart, Jennifer K.
Pia
Pia
Main
Haag, Hilary
English
Haag, Hilary
Kawata, Taeko
Japanese
Kawata, Taeko
Vena
Vena
Supporting
Lee, Amanda Winn
English
Lee, Amanda Winn
Sakuma, Rei
Japanese
Sakuma, Rei

Staff

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



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Nov 7, 2010
Colonelfancy
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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Jul 6, 2007
RuneYue
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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Jul 18, 2010
ThatAnimeSnob
This is the adaptation of the first chapters of the homonymous slapstick/erotic comedy manga. It is meant to spur you into getting the manga, as it is left intentionally incomplete.

STORY SECTION: 5/10 (7 in the manga) [You won’t find many comedies that actually have a good and continual story like this one.]

The story takes place in a JRPG world, where everything is a weird mix of the middle ages (castles, dungeons, roaming monsters) and of the modern day world (airplanes, music concerts, televisions). Everyone is dressed in the Japanese sense of medieval fashion, with lots of leather and quite body-revealing outfits.

Mink is a sexy, scantly read more
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May 1, 2013
FullmetalCowboy
*This is an archive from my Anime-Planet account*

Critic's Log - Earthdate: November 23, 2012. Review #23: Dragon Half

Hey There! I hope your Thanksgiving turned out well. Well Black Friday has arrived and I did not participate in that early morning madness. Now that the Holidays are coming soon, I might have a slightly busy schedule on my hands coming up soon but I think I can manage to come up with some reviews in the meantime. I sure got one right now. So... without much ado about nothing, Here is Dragon Half!



Mink is the daughter of a dragon and a retired dragonslaying knight...

(*Record Scratch Sound read more
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Recommendations

Both are 2 episode OVAs from the early 90s with wacky humor and fantasy elements. The emphasis is on wacky humor and not caring about making sense.
Dragon Half is a short 2-episode OVA, while Excel Saga is a 26-episode TV series.

Dragon Half mostly parodies the fantasy genre and traditional video game RPGs, while Excel Saga parodies pretty much everything over the course of 26 eps. Both were produced in the 1990s, and share similar humor elements (random jokes, slapstick, cute girls with more beauty than brains).

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 the English adaptation and dubbing.
Both are short, fantasy comedy OVAs that never really got off the ground - but well worth spending an hour on if you're in the mood for something lighthearted and none too taxing on the brain. Gestalt only differs in that it's more modern animation holds up slightly better. That and the humour isn't quite so broad as Dragon Half's.
The character design is similar, they are like 'chibis' and your classic garments in the genre of 'fantasy'.
Also both are comedies, in the case of Dragon Half is much more comedy that Kouyu Densetsu Villgust Kouyu but Villgust is better balanced as for entertainment, characters and history.
Silly OVAs with a ditzy main heroine and more gags than plot
Both are silly, zany, wacky, bizarre, out there, crazy, mixed-up, hilarious, roflmao funny. XD

Opening Theme

"Taosu zo! Red Dragon" by Yasunori Matsumoto

Ending Theme

"Watashi no Tamagoyaki" by Kotono Mitsuishi

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