Ryuu no Haisha

The Dragon Dentist

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 龍の歯医者
English: The Dragon Dentist
German: The Dragon Dentist
Spanish: The Dragon Dentist
French: The Dragon Dentist
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 18, 2017 to Feb 25, 2017
Producers: NHK, Dwango
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Khara
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 46 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.361 (scored by 1636916,369 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3422
Members: 42,165
Favorites: 91

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War rages between two neighboring countries, but one side has an ace up their sleeve: an ancient dragon bound by a pact to protect the nation. Despite these overpowering creatures being capable of leveling entire battlefields, they are rendered useless by cavities. And so, a special unit—the dragon dentists—has the important duty of caring for the dragon's teeth.

Nonoko Kishii was the only one of many brave volunteers who survived a recent round of recruitment; in order to join the dragon dentists, one has to witness their future demise and accept it without a fight. Knowing the exact circumstances of their fated ends, the dragon dentists devote themselves to their work. One day, they gain a new member who did not undergo the test: Bernard "Bel" Octavius, a young enemy officer killed by his own men and revived by the dragon's teeth. Despite his appearance being an omen of a great disaster, he is placed under the care of Nonoko as a dentist-in-training. Will Bel come around to the dragon dentists' attitudes toward death and help them face the painful future that is to come?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Ryuu no Haisha is based off the first episode of Nihon Animator Mihonichi, a collaborative weekly OVA series of standalone anime shorts.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Anno, Hideaki
Sound Director, Executive Producer
Yoshizaki, Hibiki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Bokura ga Tabi ni Deru Riyuu (ぼくらが旅に出る理由)" by RINKU (eps 1-2)

Ending Theme

"Bokura ga Tabi ni Deru Riyuu (ぼくらが旅に出る理由)" by RINKU


Feb 25, 2017
Not much is to be analyzed.

Watching this was an absolute treat.

So rarely does one come across an anime that diligently sets itself apart in the aspect of plot-portrayal. No matter the unique depiction of characters, their seemingly-unrelatable demeanour at times, or even the realization that you know almost nothing about the world the characters in the story live in (Hence intermediate scores in the Story and Character rating), you can't help but feel bedazzled by a story with such a unique setting.

It's not that Ryuu no Haisha has many twists and turns.
It's not that Ryuu no Haisha has the innate ability to ...
Feb 25, 2017
All right, to sum up your appointment, make sure to use mouthwash. Also, remember to floss everyday. Flossing helps get these big ass monsters out of the gaps in your teeth, which we need to kill.

TL;DR at the bottom.


With this anime comes a unique path of reincarnation involving the mythical creatures, dragons. It occurs through the teeth of the dragon, hence the anime title. With that, the requirements of a reincarnation is to have died a meaningless death, while having nothing to return to. It is a sort of redemption I think brings this anime a great uniqueness to it. When reincarnated, they are born ...
Feb 26, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Synopsis- the story is set in a place called dragon country were there are dragons, and along with the dragons are the dragon dentist that take care of the dragon, the guardian of the country, from tooth cavity bacteria things. during this time there is a war going on between the dragon country and some other country. during the events the dragon chooses a dead officer from the enemy country and revives him to become a dragon dentist as well, a supernatural phenomena which is thought to bring omen to the rest of the dragon dentist.

story- well the story is actually a 2 part story ...

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