Synonyms: Blue Dragon, Blue Dragon: Ral Grado, Ral Grado
Japanese: ブルードラゴン ラルΩグラド
Published: Dec 4, 2006 to Jul 2007
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Score: 7.101 (scored by 3314 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagsaction adventure shounen
Sep 2, 2010
Blue Dragon is corny as corny stories can get. Monsters attack humans, a hero is summoned, uses a dragon, blah, blah… Things we have seen already a billion times. Then it tries to spice it by having the monsters being shadows from another world, that enter our own by attaching themselves to humans and slowly corroding them. Ok so far but they really don’t do much with this idea; it’s more of a silly shounen method of having power levels. You know, first stage, second stage, fusion stage, super Saiyan stage, whatever. Then it tries to make it more appealing by adding gracious amounts of fan service and gore, which would work if they were not ridiculed along the way with immature shounen tropes. So the lead in the story is super horny and swarmed by pretty chicks who dig his machoness and fondles their privates all the time, without even feeling rude about it. But does he do anything else with it? No, it just remains at boob snatching and gets tiresome after the n-th time. As for the gore part, it was ok at first when the shadows were slaughtering innocent humans but quickly turned to the usual “heavy dudes blowing poor mook monsters to bits” and it wasn’t scary or thrilling anymore. And as for the actual plot, well, if you have played a couple of dozen good rpgs or epic adventures, it ain’t something you haven’t seen before and plot twists are hardly unexpected.
On the good part, the general art is quite good as far as human figures goes. Realistic and detailed, with cool-looking males and boobalicious females. When it gets to monsters, it’s a hit or miss as they vary from awesome to lame.
Fighting scenes are generally unexciting as there is no real danger of the good guys losing or something. They have the most broken powers and can even duplicate their enemy’s abilities, so it gets predictable and repetitive early on. Plus, the generic setting and the rather cynical-looking characters don’t really help you emerge into it.
Ral Grand is a lifeless work, done on the run for quick bucks out of milking DBZ and DN fans. It has nothing you won’t find elsewhere in better and more exciting ways.
-If you want epic battles between freaks, there is Berserk
-If you want monsters that take over bodies, there is Parasyte
-If you want horny macho dudes blowing shit up, there is Bastard!!
-If you want more DBZ or DN, just reread those and leave this one to rot read more
Apr 5, 2009
Although the art is great, which is to be expected because it is drawn by Takeshi Obata, the plot is lacking. The story has been overdone, and the characters can be quite annoying. Despite having being based on a child's video game, the manga has some ecchi scenes. It is not as enjoyable as I wished for, but it was entertaining to look at the art.
Oct 8, 2010
When I was reading RG (real grad), I was still new in the manga world, maybe that's why I thought the manga was one of best and I later found out about Death Note anime, watched it, loved it and realized, they had the same author.
After that I was even more excited about reading RG and was very upset when it finished but I still liked the ending though.
The main character was amazing and a big pervert but considering his background, maybe it was alright :p. I thought the whole shadow concept was pretty cool. I just wish they it just had more volumes. I don't get why the other reviews make the manga look bad. Maybe the plot as bad but I didn't notice that.
All the ecchi sutff were just soooo good. That's one the reasons why I kept reading the manga.
Overall RG is really good. Anyone who liked Death Note will probably like it. Awesome art, fighting and good fanservice. What is there to want more?
The other reviews are way off. One gave it a 3 and the othe ar 6 which are lower than the average raiting (7.2) meaning they're too baised... read more
May 4, 2011
Art work: Great.
Humor: Oh yeah.
We have a manga that was done by Obata, Takeshi, and Takano, Tsuneo one did the art and the Story. Obata, Takeshi of Death Note teams up with Takano, Tsuneo to create a manga for readers to enjoy a manga as a "MANGA" not a TV show for kids.
You have a Game and an Anime that was done and non compare to a story that could be as popular as the "Double Rainbow song". Having action packed into this 4 Volume manga leaves me wanting to read it over and over.
If you want to read a manly manga or a adult manga..... not something that resembles Dragonball Z and is not for a seven year old, then this is for you. Kages, fights, attractive women, and men that would make a woman melt. If this manga could become anime then there would have to be a age limit on it. Something like Warning must be "epic" to watch. read more