Iryuu: Team Medical Dragon
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Iryuu: Team Medical Dragon

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Japanese: 医龍-Team Medical Dragon-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 25
Chapters: 210
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1, 2002 to Jan 28, 2011
Genres: DramaDrama, PsychologicalPsychological, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Nagai, Akira (Story), Nogizaka, Tarou (Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Superior


Score: 8.151 (scored by 29072,907 users)
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Ranked: #4432
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Popularity: #1328
Members: 8,246
Favorites: 170
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Dr. Katou is an ambitious woman who seeks to revolutionize the corrupt and inefficient Japanese medical system from within by becoming a professor in a teaching hospital. She enlists a maverick surgeon, Dr. Asada Ryuutarou, to help her with research that would catapult her to a professorship should they succeed and publish. However, Asada's refusal to conform to the system soon threatens to destroy not only her plans but her entire career. Katou is prepared to do anything, including going along with the system, in order to achieve her end goal, but she begins to question whether she has gone too far as Asada's actions bring many of the system's shortcomings to light.

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Iryuu: Team Medical Dragon won the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for best general manga in 2004. It was adapted into a series of live action dramas by Fuji TV with each season premiering in 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2014.

The series was published in French by Glénat from July 2008 to June 2013.


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Apr 18, 2011
S2VX (All reviews)
It’s a bit of a surprise seeing no reviews when this thing’s been out for 8 or 9 years. I've marathoned through the currently available chapters in English (scanlation in process), and decided to make a quick review since this manga's review section is empty.

But before going on to the main chunk of the review, I think I’ll give a… uh… “slightly” elongated introduction to my personal exposure to Team Medical Dragon.

Team Medical Dragon’s been a very different experience for me, someone definitely not well versed in seinen anime/manga. I used to be a more avid anime watcher, and most of the stuff I read more
Aug 23, 2011
Maz-Maz (All reviews)
Asada, Ryutaro was an extremely skilled surgeon who had worked at a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) however; after the country’s war ended, he came back to Japan and disappeared. Dr. Katou is an assistant-professor who is looking for someone skilled enough to perform a Batista operation [volume reduction left ventriculoplasty] (which has an extremely high mortality rate, by the way) for her thesis and she’d set her eyes on Dr. Asada who has been missing for three years. However lucky for her, she had just caught sight of him.

Firstly, Team Medical Dragon does have an EXCEPTIONALLY cheesy and unoriginal name, I just had to say it read more
Jun 6, 2016
MondoX (All reviews)
The manga started off great, but after 90 chapters it started going downhill for me. The main reason is that the story started focusing on Ijuuin, the intern, and less on Asada. I thought Asada was the MC, and I liked everything about him, but then he completely disappeared for 30 plus chapters. I already disliked the intern, with his constant whining, even though he was being trained by the best. All of a sudden, he has become the main focus of the series, even though he is a whining, ungrateful, and disloyal piece of work. Some of the antagonists read more
Jan 23, 2013
Tragic (All reviews)
As a seinen manga.... i would really recommend it... it don't know about other readers but for me this manga is worth the read specially people who have medical background or hospital experience. I share same experiences in the real world, specially about the corrupt part and i think the author really did his research. Art is somewhat good because

it doesn't have to be detailed to be understood..everything is with the story... the art complements the story very well. And it was drawn very well.. especially female characters.

Characters are of course impossible in the real world but as a manga they are very interesting read more

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