Dragon Half

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ドラゴンハーフ

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 26, 1993 to May 28, 1993
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, ParodyParody, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 6.861 (scored by 99709,970 users)
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Ranked: #42892
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Popularity: #4088
Members: 17,898
Favorites: 67

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Synopsis

Mink is no ordinary teenage girl, being half-human and half-dragon. Her father had fallen in love with a red dragon he intended to kill, and instead of slaying the dragon, he married her. Their union gave birth to Mink, who inherited horns, a tail, retractable wings, and incredible strength—characteristics which signify her dragon half nature.

Mink spends her days accompanied by her friend Pia, a dwarf girl with overprotective parents, and her best friend Lufa, an elf with great healing powers but impressively bad magic. The three find themselves mooning over the dreamy and charming dragonslayer, Dick Saucer. But in a sudden, absurd turn of events, Mink gets closer than ever to the object of her fantasies, only to realize that her love may never be reciprocated because of her dragon heritage.

Thus, the trio sets out on a quest to find a potion that will make Mink fully human. They may unwittingly make enemies, but they are sure to have one heck of a good time.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Dragon Half is a two-episode original video animation consisting of Dragon Half: Mink's Journey and Dragon Half (Final): The Brutal Killer Martial Arts Tournament, adapting the first two volumes of the manga and released two months apart. Four episodes were planned, but the anime did not garner enough interest to justify a continued production.

Dragon Half spawned a videogame of the same name for the TurboGraphx-16 console, or the PC Engine. The game utilizes the storyline of the anime. The voice actors from the anime reprise their roles in the game.

The show received an English dubbing, of which ADV Films released on VHS in 2000, and then on DVD that same year. As of March 2014, Discotek Media licensed the franchise.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mink

Main
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Japanese

Lufa

Main
Kouda, Mariko
Japanese

Pia

Main
Kawata, Taeko
Japanese

Damaramu

Supporting
Ootsuka, Akio
Japanese

Saucer, Dick

Supporting
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Japanese

Vena

Supporting
Sakuma, Rei
Japanese

Rouce the Red Lightning

Supporting
Aono, Takeshi
Japanese

Rosario

Supporting
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese

King Siva

Supporting
Ogata, Kenichi
Japanese

Minotaurus

Supporting
Tomita, Kousuke
Japanese

Staff

Sadamitsu, Shinya
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Theme Song Performance


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Opening Theme

"Taosu zo! Red Dragon" by Yasunori Matsumoto
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Ending Theme

"Watashi no Tamagoyaki (私のたまごやき)" by Kotono Mitsuishi



Nov 7, 2010
Colonelfancy (All reviews)
The early and mid 90's were probably the golden age of mindless comedy in anime as far as my viewing goes. A lot of it was just as hit and miss as any other period of time, but the field was vast, filled with various styles of comedic offerings, like Compiler and Junk Boy. Dragon Half is one of these, an OVA parody of RPGs and fantasy adventures, and is the best of the sub-genre I've seen to this day, without a close second.
The plot is incredibly simple, but it's all the motivation a comedy needs. Something as easy as a half dragon read more
Jan 10, 2010
Prede (All reviews)
Note: this is a review of the R1 DVD released by ADV films. That includes the English dub and Extras. Enjoy ;)

"Dragon Half" is a little OVA, that does a lot more then I ever thought it could. It's not the deepest most profound anime, and it's not the most exciting thing to watch either. But it's got some wild and crazy characters, and it's laugh out loud funny. Sure it's a little stupid, and a bit shallow. But it's a cute show, and hey I LOVE the dub.

Plot/Story - 7

This little OVA series takes place in your standard "sword and sorcery" fantasy realm, read more
Apr 27, 2010
kekekeKaj (All reviews)
Take the dumbest anime you can possibly imagine, multiply that by 2, and what you get is something that's probably only half as stupid as "Dragon Half".

This is an anime of the dreaded "comedy" genre. I'm not a fan of the comedy found in anime in general, and "Dragon Half" represents the worst of this kind of comedy, containing just about every anime comedy cliche under the sun. Over the top? Check. Nonsensical? Yep. Super deformity? Hell yes. The whole thing is a big joke, and not a very funny one at that. Basically, there are a couple of hilarious moments, and the rest just read more
Jul 6, 2007
RuneYue (All reviews)
Dragon Half is one of the older anime shows that you find yourself loving for the humour, plot(-holed like swiss cheese), character personalities but not much in the aspect of imagery.

The animation was well done at the time it came out, and still better than half the things I end up finding on TV, but as of recent days it would either be considered of a \"skilled wannabe\" or \"classic\" quality depending on your tastes. Duller than what\'s around nowadays, in anotherwords.

Although it kept me vastly entertained (and somehow made my supply of pocky disappear), I find the fact that after only two read more

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