Ryuu no Haisha

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Dragon Dentist
Japanese: 龍の歯医者


Type: 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: 7.401 (scored by 1425214,252 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2862
Members: 36,567
Favorites: 76

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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
Yatabe, Touko
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

"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 (Mistera Feo)

Mar 1, 2017
Cinefil_original (All reviews)
[Spoiler Warning]

My opinion:
The fact that this is a 2 episodes show is not an excuse, I will criticize it like I would any other show.
Watching Ryuu no Haisha felt exactly like watching one of those toothpaste TV commercials with some stolen features from Mushishi, it has a ridiculous plot and poor characters that are boring and that made me feel nauseous from its mediocrity.
The first 30 minutes were fine but from there on it was a complete mess, making me wonder why the fk I was wasting my time watching it.
I can’t say much about it since it is an utterly forgettable read more
Feb 26, 2017
MisaoAino (All reviews)
Ryuu no Haisha is a two episode special which will take you to a fictional world with wars, magic, bugs and, of course, dragons.
The female main character is Nonoko, a cheerful girl and "Dragon Dentist". This work includes... yes, you guessed right: cleaning dragon's teeth. Now, the dragons are not those kind of dragons you are used to. I sometimes wondered during the episodes whether if those dragons were really alive or they were just machines...
The dragon dentist won't clean those teeth because they are dirty. They have little creatures that look like bacterias or bugs. I won't tell you what they really are, but read more
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 read more
Feb 25, 2017
IzaEpsil (All reviews)
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 read more

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