Learning to ride and tame dragons comes easy to most students at Ansarivan Dragonar Academy—except for first-year student Ash Blake, who is known by his fellow classmates as the "number one problem child." Poor Ash is the laughing stock at school because, despite his unfashionably large star-shaped brand that marks him as a future dragon master, he has nothing to show for it. His dragon has never appeared.
Until now, that is. One fateful day, Ash's dragon awakes in full glory, but appears different than any dragon ever seen before—in the form of a beautiful girl! What's worse, Ash soon discovers that this new dragon has attitude to spare, as she promptly informs him that she is the master, and he, the servant.
Ash's problems with dragon riding have only just begun.
The story was since episode 1 really interesting, i liked the idea that Ash Blake the MC could ride any Dragon he wanted because of what happened to him in his childhood by saving a girl that he doesn't remember in the present, you will predict since the begining who she is, well he is about to die by a girl he saved again and that's when his dragon Eco appears and not just a dragon a humanoid dragon. I would have rated higher but they left little questions that were important for the viewer to understand more the story.
Art & Sound
Both were very good
because i really liked the music on the battle scenes, the voice acting was very good could have been great though and the ED song for some reason i liked it but that is my opinion you may not like the ED song, the art was very good i liked the dragons art style and even more with the bigger ones, bewbs are there too but you won't mind it like me.
This is why i didn't rated higher, because i didn't got to know the backround of the character, they never remembered they met when they were kids, both Ash & Silvia, despite that, the characters were interesting because you want to know more about the majority of them.
I really enjoyed this anime, i wanted to see more, i wanted a 2nd season because of the questions at the end and to know the characters even more than what is shown here.
After watching the first episode, I thought that this had a lot of potential to be a good series but unfortuantly it lost it's potential as the episodes went by.
At first the story interested me, it felt quite unique in a way and parts of the story reminded me of Soul Eater at times ( for some reason ) but after a few episodes in; it seemed to abandon its interesting plot and instead turn it into more of a regular harem/ecchi anime. I actually do enjoy harems to a degree but when you have an actual story first and then abandon it
1/3 of the way through, it can make you feel disapointed because of its wasted potential.
That being said, the pacing felt fine and didn't feel slow or rushed barely at all.
I did enjoy the art, it had some interesting designs and the girl characters were cute. Although, the actual dragons in the show could have had something more in their designs but they're not at all completely bad.
In my opinion, one of the best things in the entire show was the opening and ending themes. The opening was really good and showed some really cool scenes. The ending was cute and had a fun song which was a nice reward after going through each episode. The voice actors/actresses did a good job throught the show ( you know they wanted the villian to be mysterious and cool when they cast Dio Brando's voice actor )
Now this is where everything goes wrong. I thought most of the characters were paper-thin with nothing really going on with them. Some of the characters got character development while most just had no layers even if you thought they did. I also thought the villian was just bad and i wish we had gotten more depth to the character but unfortuantly we didn't.
Here's the weird part; i actually really enjoyed it. I got the same enjoyment as I would watching any harem. Even though I had so much problems with it, i actually looked foward to watching more. If you enjoy harem/ecchi shows i think you would actually enjoy this even though it has many flaws.
With the potential I thought it had at the beginning being destroyed as time went on, after watching the whole thing I feel disappointed. However like I said, if you enjoy harems and ecchi anime then by all means watch this one. But I don't think that this will be a very rememberable one with its very plain characters and interesting story it mostly abandoned. Seikoku no Dragonar turned out as a mediocre harem.
So, this is my first official review, and I hope to write many more after this one.
The story is a generic harem/fantasy story, filled with "Plot" and some battles. I liked the story and its concept, though halfway through the show, it became a bit too predictable. Though I really enjoyed certain parts, I also found myself wanting to fast forward others.
Art & Sound: 7
I grouped these two together because I felt like they complimented each other in this anime. The art was pretty good and consistent throughout the show, which is important. No particular sound stood out for me, but I did feel
like the bgm (background music) in the battle scenes intensified the character's moves and passion.
The characters were good. Nothing more, nothing less. There weren't any exceptional or very outstanding and original traits between them, but they were good. The show had the usual harem girls, for example: a busty one, a rich one, a loli, a tsundere, and an erotic teacher etc. There were a few more, but that was the gist of it.
Enjoyment & Overall: 7
I did enjoy the show quite a bit, but it didn't really strike me as exceptional, partly because I have watched hundreds of similar anime and so I've kind of gotten used to all the recurring things in harem anime. The characters were alright, but neither them nor the story were able to pique my interest past the point of amusement.
Seikoku no Dragonar... If there's something like a huge basketball ring in front of you, larger than the usual and there's a normal basketball ball in your front. You can't definitely miss from close range, can you? That's how I can picture a perfect analogy to the premise of Seikoku no Dragonar. But in this case, we are left wondering how Seikoku no Dragonar missed a blatant open chance for winning its potential.
I gave it a 6, honestly. Sometimes, even the most generic story can achieve better heights if given a thoroughly direction. But yet again, ruing their chances is this particular series. The story
itself is solid. With a fantasy setting, the variable factors that can be used were supposed to be almost unlimited. But why? Why did Seikoku no Dragonar limited themselves to such product?
Blaming the storyboards and the director must be a vain thing to do. Why? Because from what I saw, the director had very good series to his helm, so the last definite thing that could've dragged Dragonar to the bottom must be, yeah, the reference material.
A beautiful realm was presented, with fictional beauty that is out of this world. I can easily point this out as a standout in terms of the drawings. Whether it be character designs or the setting world, it was consistently beautiful. There's nothing to doubt that the art department definitely wins a deserving 10, isn't it?
6, I guess... Something inside me just made me skipped the OP and ED successively whilst watching in marathon since I didn't enjoyed the theme songs. The BGM(s) were also quite bland in my opinion. So a 6 makes perfect sense...
This is where they got nastily messy. I am no reader of the reference, but if the anime makers had been thoroughly confused on the characters, then I can find the salvation to pardon them.
Most of the characters were so... plainly bland boring... No one is even interesting at the slightest. Eco, the generic loli and Silvia, the voluptuous princess as tsunderes failed to materialize the true charm of their characters. Neither the supporting casts, including the smexy maids or the student extras in the background had even made a scene worth praising. All is played by the point of "seduce the men" and "show your booty and tits for fanservice's sake".
Now, focal character, Ash Blake. Is he decent? Maybe, to some, I guess. I suppose I've outgrown his types, but frankly, he did a fair job as MC. Started out simply as an outcast then gaining new powers, he played the MC well. But in the end, he is not interesting. That's the point in appreciating the MC, right? Whether he/she is interesting, it all comes down to this focal issue. And this is where Dragonar failed miserably. The ability to make the MC interesting, is the least they should've done keenly.
We go to their adversaries faction. Do anybody stroke as interesting? The answer yet again, is a big "no." There's really little point in delving too much on the characters since Dragonar had utterly failed on this aspect.
Enjoyment and Overall...
Nothing except for a 3. Was it too harsh? No, I guess not. Enjoyment was scarce but I'll tell you, even most of the fanservice scenes didn't inject a life to my watching interest. I guess all my laughs whilst watching is part where I am in absolute confusion as to why I even thought of watching a series that I already foresaw would be bland and boring. My thoughts were in jumble whether to drop it by episode 06, but I won't lie. I am a die-hard fanatic of Koyasu Takehito and even his most utter craps is something I've watched.
So concluding. Dragonar might be a winner in terms of sales. But in terms of worthiness(money and time watching), it's not. It's like paying a gold bar in exchange for a single bad-tasting moldy bread, leaving you feeling ripped afterwards the entire running time.
But like I said, Dragonar is directly oriented to booty-and-tits- lovers. But in my head, I think I'll just go settle for a bonafide H material instead of watching borderline tentacles ripping panties and groping tits.
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