Writing a review for dragon half is like trying to review a Picasso painting. Sure you could try to convince yourself that there's meaning in small bits of it, and analyze all the finer assets of it, but you wouldn't be fooling anyone, because all it really is, IS an assortment of random things. Dragon Half really is just a long list of one liners and punch lines, and it surprisingly works really well.
Firstly, as I've said in other reviews, you shouldn't walk into a amngalike this expecting some sort of fulfilling and original plot. Its a simple slapstick comedy, so the story is more
of a side dish to the rest of the comedic dinner. That being said the plot really is rather basic... girl likes man, barrier separates man and woman, woman goes on epic journey to find magic plot convenient key that will break barrier etc etc. Its simple, unoriginal and all together unexciting, but again it IS a comedy so the enjoyment doesn't really decrease because of it. The art is pretty poor acctually, but it is pretty old so I imagine it wasn't bad for the time.
The characters are... in one word... RETARDED. Each and every character in this short series is a complete idiot, and the only reason the good guys do so well is because the bad guys are just bigger idiots than the main group (although the elf gives me doubts). Of course the fact that they are complete idiots is what makes this series so damn enjoyable. They blunder there way through the land, starting fights with demons, arguing amongst themselves, or drooling over dick saucer (who wins the award for funniest name in the galaxy) and you just want to slap them silly each time (while sporting a huge grin of course). Each character is simple, one dimensional, and again... stupid, but at the same time so gosh darn likable.
Overall, it really is quite an enjoyable little manga. The humor is so brash, and slapstick that you can't help but laugh, and keep reading to see what they'll do next. The sheer and utter madness of it all will make this manga a hard one for me to forget. Read it if your in for a few chuckles and you definitely won't be disappointed.