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Dragon Head

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Japanese: ドラゴンヘッド
English: Dragon Head
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 89
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 12, 1994 to Dec 13, 1999
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Horror Horror
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Mochizuki, Minetaro (Story & Art)


Score: 7.251 (scored by 69966,996 users)
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Ranked: #45982
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #714
Members: 18,963
Favorites: 317

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Dragon Head
Volume 1


Three teenagers—Teru Aoki, Nobuo Takahashi, and Ako Seto—discover that they are the lone survivors of a gruesome train accident that proved fatal to their fellow classmates and teachers. In an attempt to make their way out of the dreadful wreckage, they band together to grapple with hunger, loneliness, and the overwhelming sense of loss. However, as something sinister lurks in the shadows, the trio must fight off their worst impulses and the temptation to succumb to madness in these cruel times of despair.

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Dragon Head was published in English by Tokyopop from January 10, 2006 to April 8, 2008. Kodansha Comics USA digitally republished the series on February 27, 2018.

The series received a live-action film adaptation which screened in Japan on August 30, 2003.


Takahashi, Nobuo

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Dec 10, 2008
Nekko-mimi (All reviews)
So I finally managed to read this to the end, and I have to say ... WOW
From the start one of the biggest achievments of this manga is the characters. Without them, Dragon Head would loose many points.
They are REALISTIC! And that is saying a lot. You can actually feel from them. Their fear, their hope, their surprise, their disappointment, their saddeness. It's all there for you to experience as the story unveils.
And the story ... It's amazing!
After a while you start thinking, there's has to be somthing supernatural about this, but at the same time you have that immenent feeling of natural catastrophe. read more
Jun 3, 2012
greatyu (All reviews)
Okay, if you are a fan of goofy shoujo manga, think twice b4 watching this. It's not something for the faint hearted. -- a night mare coming to life.
Ever heard of 2012? yes? well this manga is a naturalistic creation of the world ending tragedy. The artwork is horror itself- as i read the first three chapters, I was too shocked to move! It was like the images attacking my brain over and over, sending me to insanity. Eventually, the gore, the blood, the darkness, sweat, patience and hallucinations: all epic elements for a horrifying tragedy is in there.
Dec 13, 2009
Tumerking (All reviews)
I read all 10 volumes of Dragon Head in the span of one week. And I would have completed it even sooner if it wasn't for Christmas and finals. Interesting right? Now onto the review.

STORY: 8/10
If I had to sum it up in one word I would say "Thrilling". It's palm sweating, mind numbing, edge-of-your-seat excitement. Teru (the main character) finds himself trapped in a dark tunnel along with all his dead classmates. Dazed and confused, he lives on. Why is it so hot in the tunnel? Whats with all the earthquakes? Why have people gone crazy? Teru is faced with all of these questions read more
Nov 30, 2010
led (All reviews)
Well, I finished the manga yesterday and I need to say I'm a bit disappointed.
The beginning was awesome. I really couldn't stop from reading. It felt to me like some Horror survival games I used to play. When you go around some dark mystery place and search for things. Really similar atmosphere. but then its just got ruined. There was so many potential, really sad.
From something about vol 3 the story begins to drag and drag and there isn't such much of a development except for the characters.
There is also this feeling like the mangaka killed every character when he finished using them.
I Kinda made read more


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