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: 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 1617816,178 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #23552
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3337
Members: 41,670
Favorites: 92

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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?

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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

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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


May 8, 2023
The Dragon Dentist is a brief, yet eminently intriguing piece. With its imaginative, maverick concept at the helm, it's unclear if you're in for a silly SoL or a brooding reflection on war, and by the end I'd say it's clearly the second. Still, it stands alone as its own thing, hard to really compare with a lot of other anime by right of its distinct aesthetic. Beginning with the story, it presents the viewer with a bizarre, heavily spiritual tale about a world where dragons are utilized in a 1940s style conflict, gradually becoming a meditation on violence and the cyclical nature of both ...
Apr 15, 2022
This film is good, even though I would only describe a handful of things about it as being actually good. What I mean by that is a lot of it is either amazing or terrible and the flip flopping it does of quality is quite dramatic.

It doesn’t do this a lot. In fact most of the time it just stays fantastic. The world building really sucks you in and does a great job of showing you lots in the little time that it has to work with without it feeling like a mindless exposition dump. It's not perfect and some of the characters are ...
Aug 6, 2017
Mixed Feelings
After pondering on Dragon Dentist, i decided i try to share my mindset as to why this Anime could have been better. Beware of spoilers.

First, being in the military i found it interesting that the story had a strong basis for men of war, combat, and so forth yet it was WRONG on an epic scale.

The majority of soldiers in warfare do not have murderous intent, so the fact that entire military units where completely annihilated due to this idea that most soldiers harbor this intent is ridiculous. Most people have no wish to kill the enemy. Those troops cowering with tears in thier ...

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