The four Ryudo brothers hold an ancient secret - they are descended from the dragons. They have the speed, strength and power of their legendary ancestors - and they're getting stronger. But when pushed to the limit, they become the terrifying, uncontrollable dragons of mythology. These powers have attracted the attention of some powerful enemies - shadowy organizations with unlimited resources and weapons who will stop at nothing to control the brothers.
First off, this anime is quite old, and I supose people will kinda only really like this, if they are hardcore anime fans and can apprecaite its old, or people who saw it when it first came out.
The story is about 4 brothers who each have a hidden power to turn into a dragon, each dragon has 1 element, such as fire, or wind. The brothers at the start of the anime don't know they have this power. The story is basically about an organzation that knows of the brothers powers and trys to capture them, thus leading to the brothers knowledge that there are dragon kings.
It sounds quite basic, but there is a nice plot twist in there.
The characters aren't that special to be honest, although I'd say most people will be able to pick a favorite out of the brother character, and there isn't really much devolpement between the brothers but there is regarding their dragon powers.
The art isn't going to blow you away, since it's an old show, but for it's time it wasn't bad at all. The sound from what I can remember does it's job, but compared to new anime it wont be spot on.
However with all that being said, there is a certain enjoyment in this anime, and I'm not sure what it is, I think the creator must have had great passion for his work, and you will find it a joy to watch, I know i did. however I wouldn't recomend a rewatch if you saw it when it first came out, and this is the anime that hooked you into anime, as it hasn't aged that well.
Overall, Give it a watch if you're a huge anime fan and must see everything, It won't blow you away, but I don't think you find it that bad, and you'll find some enjoyment in here.read more
The old gold dust of anime .For just more for a decade or longer this is still one of my favorite oldskool anime serie based on or influenced by Chinese elements ( like dragonball with the Sun Wukong monkey god relations and such).
Mainly the story revolves around 4 bro´s that can transform into dragons, wich is seen as a very powerfull mystical figure mostly in norhteren asia and each dragon king has his own element based on the position or ranks ( yes its quite a nutcracker) a dragon has, and the higest ranking dragonking has the greatest power as an influence to other dragonkings,in this case on earth the ranking goes from young to old cuz they are reincarnations.
Artwise the animation looks ok for 1991 standards, but detailed enough, very good handdrawing when it comes to dragons ofc and i had the feeling that a lot of shoddy 80´s habit in the animation was mostly gone, and looks colourful enough to see stuff clear.
The intro and the outro was for me the whole thing about music for me, and one of my most fav intro of all time.
Most of the charachters were interesting enough to make a small or big diffrence, kept the fun in and developed ther sort of own personality dring the show, heroes, dragons and villians alike, even more so that the villians back story was way more darker and interesting than some of the good guys, but the 4 brothers def stole most of the show when i came to transforming, or even restrain to doing so.It was entertaining for the most part until the end!!
Until the last episode i had my fun, but then it looked like sort of.... What the hell happened!!!!! was it all a dream instead or something...blew almost my bloody head apart because in an instand it switched from the brothers fighting, to the dragons realm and seems acting like nothing, or something supposed to happen !!!!! wth just too weird , but overall a action packed serie, still one of my all time fav.read more