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: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama
Themes: Medical Medical, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Superior
Authors: Nagai, Akira (Story), Nogizaka, Tarou (Art)


Score: 8.161 (scored by 39073,907 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4912
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1655
Members: 12,027
Favorites: 226


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Volumes: /25
Chapters: /210


In order to gain a professorship at Meishin University Medical Center—with the greater goal of reforming the corrupt Japanese medical system—Dr. Akira Katou decides to focus her newest research paper on one of the most difficult surgical procedures in the world: the Batista.

The Batista, otherwise known as a reduction left ventriculoplasty, can only be conducted by those with the highest degree of skill. Because it has never been accomplished in Japan, a successful Batista will be key to securing Katou's candidacy for professorship. However, she will need an incredible team to pull it off—her first recruit being the genius surgeon, Dr. Ryutaro Asada.

Having once witnessed Asada's extraordinary surgical skills in person, Katou believes that he will be a valuable teammate. Things don't go according to plan, though, as Asada quickly causes trouble at the hospital, continuously defying the system in place. With her career on the line, Katou must find a way to keep the other surgeon in check before he derails her agenda. But if stopping him means conforming to the very system she seeks to destroy, can it really be worth it?

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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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Aug 28, 2023
I recently finished a reread of this manga and enjoyed it just as much if not more than the first time around.

Iryuu is a must-read if you like realistic fiction. The story is balanced between plausible events and the touch of suspension of disbelief that makes one more entertaining. The motivations of each character are understandable if not always admirable, and their interactions follow that same winning mix of realistic and fun.

Something that I only realized after reading was that we are very rarely, if ever, shown the internal voice of Asada, despite being the main character and pretty much everyone else ...
Apr 18, 2011
Preliminary (65/210 eps)
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 ...
Jun 6, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (149/210 eps)
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 ...

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