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Ryuu no Haisha

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: Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 46 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.501 (scored by 11,179 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #17172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2495
Members: 29,401
Favorites: 71
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The story takes place in Dragon Country. Nonoko is a newly appointed dentist and her mission is to protect the dragon, the guardian of the country, from tooth-cavity bacteria.

One day, amid increasingly fierce battles with the neighboring country, Nonoko finds on the dragon's tooth an unconscious boy soldier from the enemy country. His name is Bell, and he has been resurrected from inside the tooth by the dragon—a supernatural phenomenon that legend says occurs before a major disaster. As Nonoko and Bell go through a series of fierce battles, they eventually learn to accept their fate.

(Source: Official website)


Based on the 8-minute "The Dragon Dentist" short from 2014's Japan Animator Expo.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Anno, Hideaki
Sound Director, Executive Producer
Yatabe, Touko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Enokido, Youji

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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)

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

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Mar 1, 2017
Cinefil_original (All reviews)
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 and 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
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
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


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