Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2011 to Mar 29, 2011
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.021 (scored by 37254 users)
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SynopsisA normal high school boy Kisaragi Ryuji's peaceful life is turned into an adventure by the return of his second cousin Eriko. Ryuji and Eriko seize a relic box from a black broker. In the box, they find a red dragon girl Rose. In order to protect Rose from the black organization, Ryuji decides to fight using his power as a relic handler.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Dragon Crisis!
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Well, I must say, while this anime isn't a masterpiece I feel it deserves better than it's getting. Also... this is going to be my first review so forgive me if it's not that great XD.
First things first, I'm going to try to keep this short. Second, I will refrain from any spoilers. Third... I loved this anime. While the situations and characters may not be the most original, they work, and because of this they make a truly enjoyable viewing experience.
It's been mentioned by other reviewers and I'm going to mention it again, If you want explanations and depth this is not your anime. Throughout the anime you will often be left to your own devices when thinking through certain aspects; however, don't worry, this is an easy anime to follow.
It's not the best, and they could certainly have sped up the characters and pacing in the action scenes, but it's not bad. I'm a bit of a stickler for art but i wont abandon an anime for it. Luckily that's not an issue here, as i stated previously its nothing to marvel at but I seriously can't imagine anyone dropping this because of it.
If I will hold anything against this anime it will be the sound. While it isn't bad in it's own right they could have chosen better. The OP/ED are not terrible but I question their use for this anime. I normally forget about/ignore the music during an anime as it blends into the background and feels like a part of the scene; however, throughout this anime there were several times when I couldn't help but listen to the background music and think, "Wow, I mean, it's not like it's bad, and it still (kind of) fits the mood, but, seriously? could they not find something better?".
Very little character development, I get the feeling reading the original light novels would be a much more fulfilling experience. As i stated in the beginning depth is not a terribly strong point here. Cliche characters meet Cliche events, to an extent. Even saying this thought I have to admit, they did a good job developing their separate personalities. Given more episodes I believe they could have done something truly amazing with this anime if they had been willing/had the time to devote to creating depth in a lighthearted anime. On the plus side the male protagonist isn't a completely clueless dunce that bludgeons his way through social situations :D.
This is a lighthearted anime through and through. I love harems, I love comedy, and I love characters I can get behind. While there are times *cough* the last episode's "engage" animation *cough* it appears cheesy or cliche they still do a good job. And if there is one thing I love (as another reviewer I've read has put it) it's watching my ships set sail. I love harem's but if there is one thing I love more it's an ending that leaves you with a conclusion. While a stickler may still argue the point I would say it's pretty damn obvious who ends up with who. While the premise is original the characters and the situations are not. Don't let this dissuade you though as every episode manages to bring something to the table to keep your attention and while it may not be the most original it is certainly worth watching.
If you are looking for a lighthearted comedy/romance/harem anime that can grab your attention and won't leave you feeling like you just wasted part of your life, look no further! read more
Ah, Dragon Crisis. The title is a little strange considering the fact that the phrase itself is only used once in the series, and it's never really explained when mentioned. For me to find an anime about anthropomorphic human-like people usually means that I'll watch it, to some extent. Whatever the case, onto the review.
Story (6.47/10): Story...isn't exactly Dragon Crisis's strong suit. The beginning is very Angel Beats-esque, where the audience, and the main character are thrown into these set of circumstances without any explanation whatsoever for the sake of moving the plot. Usually, unless there's the mystery element to the story that the main character tries to find out, I will drop it without hesitation. (Good exposition is something I like) Though it was a bit strange to be thrown into this random scenario, I was still rather intrigued, and still continued watching.
As the series went on, however, I felt that it was really arc heavy. The 12 episode run is very clearly split into separate arcs, that detail the main character, Ryuuji, helping out random girls that he literally just met, only to have them be sucked into his mini harem by the end of the series. It was kind of awkward for me to watch, and it felt quite side-story like, seeing as how the series immediately jumped to a new idea, and even new characters, making the old ones drop off the face of the earth. (For a few episodes that is.)
The story in the end was still somewhat generic, with the anthropomorphic twist on some of the girls, leading up to a really, really, really cheesy ending that you may like, if you're into that kind of thing. Overall, the story of Dragon Crisis was watchable, at the very least. It's not extraordinary by any means, but it is a good in its own way, like Dog days.
Character (5.87/10): Character development is a key factor for an anime's success. Without proper development of the characters, with good pacing, the anime can fall flat on its face without a second's notice. The characters weren't bad, but they weren't fantastic.
Ryuuji, our main protagonist, is our run of the mill, nice guy, overpowered main protagonist character, who meets a young girl via coming out of a suitcase, (yes, you read that right), and promptly takes care of her by basically raising her as his daughter, sort of. While he does have some redeeming qualities, such as getting the most possible development in this show, as well as being the main protagonist, I find him rather dull and lacking. He doesn't really seem to have a personality of his own, rather, gets influenced by people around him to get sucked into the situations he ends up in, like contemplating shit at the end of the series for what he's done. We've all seen this kind of anime troupe before, so there's not really much to explain beyond that.
Rose, as the aforementioned Dragon, of this series, is...a child. That's really all I need to say. She loves Ryuuji, (way too obviously expressed), and that's pretty much it for about 9 or so episodes. Towards the end, however, she gets this sort of, what I feel, unneeded development through some magical bullshit, that makes the show kind of stupid towards the end. Though I personally liked Rose's character due to how adorable and awesome she could be at times, I wasn't fully happy with how she herself turned out over the course of the series.
The side character cast is filled to the brim with overused troupes that I could go on and on about. (like right now). Let's see...comic relief/best friend character, big breasted fanservice, the shy girl, the shy girl's best friend that tries to hook up said shy girl with main character, the crazy scientist, the tsundere girl who's also a fox (My personal favorite), overly flamboyant looking main antagonist, and the parents that seems to never exist. None of these characters get any development whatsoever, and some of them appear so late, that I even question why they were implemented in the first place. (There's even one guy that's like a marvel villain rip-off. WTF Japan?)
Art and Sound (7.48/10): The art itself is pretty pleasing to look at, actually. It's quite clear what style they were going for, and it's easy to distinguish who is what race in this series. I quite enjoyed it, since none of the characters looked particularly bad, and none of the animation was jarring to look at. Actually, the fight scenes looked pretty good and fluid. (Especially when mystical, dragon energy is involved.)
The sound is actually pretty good. The OP was a rather interesting sounding one, starting off as a generic shounen song, with these really quiet and soft parts that actually made it somewhat worth listening to. It wasn't the greatest song the world, but it was quite enjoyable to watch and listen to. The ED was the OP's contrast, featuring a rather bubbly song that I felt didn't fit in all too well with the show's idea. It was good, but it felt a little weird. The mood fillers of the series were actually somewhat good, as they sounded like some effort was put into it.
Personal Enjoyment (6.46/10): With the combination of a somewhat generic, arcic story, generic characters, and above average music and art, all combined with Rie's role as Rose, (I'm sure the majority of people are familiar with her work), Dragon Crisis was a mix of fun and confusion. They didn't really explain the supernatural part of the show too well, as the idea of the "Lost Precious's" weren't explained too in-depth as I would've wanted it to be in. There was also a backstory that was mentioned MANY times throughout the series, that never seemed to get any explanation, which really was a big put-off, since the series already didn't explain much of anything. Massive story holes aside, Dragon Crisis was an interesting enough show for me to keep watching, and I was entertained while watching this, so it does get a plus for that. By no means is this a show everyone must watch, god no, but it does help kill time when you want it to. Besides, a fire dragon with blonde hair, in the body of what looks to be a 10 year old, kicking ass? What's not to love?
Overall Score: 6.75/10 read more
Both of these shows are about artifacts. Dragon Crisis! has them in a more positive light, while C³ has them in a darker light. But some of the objects actually have a life of their own.
Weapons can be and are actual human beings, there are many fighting weapons in C3 that are cursed which = the lost precious items in Dragon Crisis.
The MC randomly finds a younger girl with powers and then she lives with him. Similarities don't end there. Just watch the first episode and you will see.
If you like C3 you totally got to see Dragon Crisis! You will totally see why once you watch it.
This is similar because they have the same concept about the items and people. For example like dragon crisis has Cursed Precious, while C Cube has Cursed Items.
Like many have pointed out, a semi-inept boy brought into fighting a great bad organization via a Tsundere girl with fire powers (both played by Rie Kugimiya).
Additionally, Yoshida (SnS) is very similar to Misaki Etō (DC). A shy girl in the boy's class who has some level of attraction she can't seem to get across.
*IMHO, Shana is the better of the two series... watch it. Especially if you like the character of Rose.
Very similar main character, even voice actress is the same and both have the same characteristic of repeating a certain sentence: Shana's "urusai urusai" and Rose's "suki suki". Both series have the same atmosphere and action packed scenes.
Both female leads have pyrokinesis. (control fire), have the same voice actress(Rie Kugimiya, who is the best voice actress ever), and are both incredibly cute.
There are a lot of similar character types, for example there is a normal powerless shy girl that likes the male lead in both the anime.
There is fighting as well as romance in both the anime. The shows will switch between and mix the two nicely.
and both anime have special relics that both evil and good sides look for and use that have or enhance their supernatural abilities.
Overall there are just too many similarities that you should just give the other anime a shot. (IMO Shakugan no Shana is better)
Dragon Crisis remind me Shakugan no Shana in a lot of ways.
*They both are action animes
*Both girls Shana and Rose are fire user's
*Shana and Rose have the same voice actress
*And they both are worty to watch
So if u like Dragon Crisis u will definetly like Shakugan no Shana
Opening Theme"Immoralist (インモラリスト)" by Yui Horie
Ending Theme"Mirai Bowl (ミライボウル)" by Momoiro Clover
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