Dragon's Heaven

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Alternative Titles

English: Dragon's Heaven
Japanese: ドラゴンズヘブン

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 1988
Producers: Toshiba EMI
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: AIC, Artmic
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 42 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.101 (scored by 27352,735 users)
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Ranked: #80882
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Popularity: #6084
Members: 6,988
Favorites: 14

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Synopsis

In the year 3195, there was a war between an army of robots and the humans. When Shaian, a sentient combat armor, lost his companion in battle, he shut down until his internal systems spotted a new human. It's now almost a 1000 years later, and Shaian's greatest enemy is still alive and doing battle in Brazil. With a new friend`s help, Shaian may be able to stop this evil force before another war rages over the continent.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Elmedain

Main
Tomiyama, Kei
Japanese

Orionis

Supporting
Gouri, Daisuke
Japanese

Staff

Kobayashi, Makoto
Director, Original Creator
Kobayashi, Osamu
Storyboard, Color Setting, Mechanical Design, Key Animation
Ohira, Shinya
Animation Director, Key Animation
Hirano, Toshiki
Character Design


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Ending Theme

"Dancin' with a Heartache" by Yuko Minaguchi



Mar 21, 2011
AbsoluteTheory (All reviews)
If you love that style of gritty, garage, 80's mecha anime, this lost, unpolished gem might be right up your alley.
It's clear that they only had the production budget for a short one-shot, so the story seems to be very condensed. Still, I love this kind of stuff.

The live-action opening breaks the animation fourth wall, but years later it still sticks in my mind.
Dec 15, 2014
BlokeTokes (All reviews)
Dragon's Heaven is a junkyard, sci-fi mecha with some interesting art. It's from the the late 80's, but it honestly looks much older than it truly is. As it's junkyard sci-fi, a lot of the design-work revolves around designs that are much like the "Space Hulk" in "Warhammer". It's a style of sci-fi setting that generally isn't used too often, but it works fine here. Although it's quite different, the art as a whole has some pleasant charm that one might slowly get accustomed to. It doesn't last for long though, as the animation section of Dragon's Heaven is actually less than the entire 30-minute read more
May 5, 2020
jadedXotaku (All reviews)
Here we have an anime that only saw a vhs release in Japan. And that's really unfortunate. Released in 1988, Dragon's Heaven is but a brief 40 minute OVA based on Makoto Kobayashi’s manga of the same name. With such a short running time, it's unsurprisingly light on plot, but gives you just the right amount of character for you to care, and more than anything, has a aesthetic style unlike what's ever seen in anime.

Developed by design studio ARTMIC (who also produced such OVAs as Genocyber, Bubblegum Crisis, and the anime the kicked off the OVA boom, Megazone 23), the art style very read more
Dec 14, 2020
EggheadLuna (All reviews)
The beauty of the "Dragon's Heaven" passion project is unfolded within the span of a thirty-minute runtime: scenic deserts, strange Giger-inspired towers of machinery, sand-covered robots, and a young woman — standing in the zeitgeist of it all. Dragon's Heaven is short OVA, that makes me miss the beauty of experimentation in Japanese animation. Most productions seem so formulaic, nowadays! This style seems similar to GAINAX's unconventional "Daicon Film" — made during the group's university tenor. Something strange, powerful, and rare radiates from projects like that and "Dragon's Heaven"!

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—Story/Characters

This OVA has a very short run-time, but is dense with read more

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