Dragon Drive

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Japanese: ドラゴンドライブ
English: Dragon Drive
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Type: TV
Episodes: 38
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2002 to Mar 27, 2003
Premiered: Summer 2002
Broadcast: Thursdays at 18:00 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.701 (scored by 94619,461 users)
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Ranked: #53102
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Popularity: #4040
Members: 21,919
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If there's one word to describe Reiji Ozora, it would be "quitter." He can never find the motivation to finish anything, and loses interest at the drop of a hat. This all changes when his best friend Maiko introduces him to the new game "Dragon Drive."

In this virtual reality game, each player is assigned a dragon tailored to match their personality and strength. Reiji hopes for a big, strong, scary beast, but instead, he is stuck with Chibi, a cute, friendly-looking dragon smaller than he is. How disappointing—except it turns out that Chibi is the rarest dragon of them all!

Reiji finally discovers something he can remain interested in, and works hard to train both himself and his newfound friend. Soon this training will be put to use to save the world, for there are people who have dark aspirations for Dragon Drive!


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kawase, Toshifumi
Director, Storyboard
Yamamoto, Sayo
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"True" by Shimokawa Mikuni

Ending Theme

"tatta, hitotsu no" by Shimokawa Mikuni

Jan 23, 2009
XtremeFlash (All reviews)
I can understand with this serie still hasn't a review yet, but I'll just give you one 'cuz it will be my first one, and why is that? 'Cuz I've got lot of critics to Dragon Drive.
First thing first, if you liked Digimon, then I can say you won't like Dragon Drive very much because it all goes to that, in my opinion...

Story: (4)
It all starts with a lazy boy, Reiji Ozhora, who's nothing but a King of Tardiness. One day, his friend Yukino Maiko tells him about this game, where you ride a Dragon in a virtual world, called D-Zone, and fight other read more
Mar 23, 2014
DATS24 (All reviews)
Many ppl rated this anime very low. I decided to watch this anime how this can be rated so low. After completed watching the anime, for me, i can't say that it's very bad. Why was it? Let's go into it..

Story: 7/10
The story is about Oozora Reiji, a lazy schoolboy, who is being invited by his chidhood friend Maiko Yukino to join Dragon Drive because Reiji is good at nothing. Reiji became attracted by the virtual game called Dragon Drive where you scan dragon cards and then battling each other. Despite having a little dragon with no power, but actually it's special. Things got more read more
Feb 18, 2010
TEWG (All reviews)
So this show is about a boy who's a screw-up. He will get an awesome dragon. He will fight and win.

This is generally what an anime should and is, right? Right.

So at first I just thought to myself, "Jeez, what a Sunday show..." but over time it really grew on me. (Plus... Chibi's really cute) The plotline is strayed a bit from the manga by adding a few new characters. I think the new characters added a little spice to the show.

Also characters weren't as predictable as any other anime. None of them really had any big secret past lives.

The music read more
Jul 16, 2012
Shaja (All reviews)
This show is a really standard type of monster pet owner type show. There's tournaments with dragons battling each other and a quest to grow stronger and defeat a growing evil. Not bad concept really,simple clear cut and you get to enjoy the various dragons in combat.

The best part of this animation wise is all the different dragons other than that i could say a few select locations were semi imaginative and nice but that would be the limit of the art. Sounds is all pretty standard and nothing to write home about tho sadly, lots of recycled sound clips.

I enjoyed this show for the read more


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