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Iryuu: Team Medical Dragon (Manga)

Iryuu: Team Medical Dragon

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Japanese: 医龍-Team Medical Dragon-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 25
Chapters: 210
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1, 2002 to Jan 28, 2011
Authors: Nagai, Akira (Story), Nogizaka, Tarou (Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Superior


Score: 8.221 (scored by 1897 users)
Ranked: #4922
Popularity: #806
Members: 4,594
Favorites: 105
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Dr. Katou is an ambitious woman who seeks to revolutionize the corrupt and inefficient Japanese medical system from within by becoming a professor in a teaching hospital. She enlists a maverick surgeon, Dr. Asada Ryuutarou, to help her with research that would catapult her to a professorship should they succeed and publish. However, Asada's refusal to conform to the system soon threatens to destroy not only her plans but her entire career. Katou is prepared to do anything, including going along with the system, in order to achieve her end goal, but she begins to question whether she has gone too far as Asada's actions bring many of the system's shortcomings to light.

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Asada, Ryutaro
Ijuuin, Noboru
Katou, Akira

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Apr 18, 2011
It’s a bit of a surprise seeing no reviews when this thing’s been out for 8 or 9 years. I've marathoned through the currently available chapters in English (scanlation in process), and decided to make a quick review since this manga's review section is empty.

But before going on to the main chunk of the review, I think I’ll give a… uh… “slightly” elongated introduction to my personal exposure to Team Medical Dragon.

Team Medical Dragon’s been a very different experience for me, someone definitely not well versed in seinen anime/manga. I used to be a more avid anime watcher, and most of the stuff I read more
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Aug 23, 2011
Asada, Ryutaro was an extremely skilled surgeon who had worked at a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) however; after the country’s war ended, he came back to Japan and disappeared. Dr. Katou is an assistant-professor who is looking for someone skilled enough to perform a Batista operation [volume reduction left ventriculoplasty] (which has an extremely high mortality rate, by the way) for her thesis and she’d set her eyes on Dr. Asada who has been missing for three years. However lucky for her, she had just caught sight of him.

Firstly, Team Medical Dragon does have an EXCEPTIONALLY cheesy and unoriginal name, I just had to say it read more
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Both these manga revolve around medicine. Though Wild life is medicine for animals and TMD is for humans. TMD is also more concentrated on showing the corruption in a medical university while Wild life is more care free and comical. Both are great medical manga and if you liked reading one of them, you'll most likely like the other too!
Mangas with the focus on Medicine. Both Protagonist are outstanding Surgeons ( well, Teru is on the way of becoming one) and are a bit of Outsiders. Team Medical Dragon is more oriented towards mature audience and hospital-politics and Godhand Teru focuses more on character-growth and relationships.

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