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: 6.691 (scored by 97359,735 users)
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Ranked: #53702
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Popularity: #4302
Members: 22,875
Favorites: 50

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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
Kimura, Ryuuichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Okumura, Yoshiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"True" by Shimokawa Mikuni

Ending Theme

"tatta, hitotsu no" by Shimokawa Mikuni

Jan 23, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Mar 23, 2014
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 ...
Feb 18, 2010
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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