Looking for a list of anime with a dragon? Want to meet the most famous dragonborn of anime? Looking for manga with characters that are dragons? This article will present the best dragon anime of all time.
Dragons are enormous and powerful serpentine mythological creatures, often seen as magical in nature. These anime focus on the dragons impact - whether they are reinvented, extinct or living and breathing alongside humans, and may feature dragons as the main characters.
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
Miss Kobayashi is an ordinary office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment - until she saves the life of an endangered female dragon.
The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform herself into a lovely human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail!), She will do anything to pay her debt of gratitude, wants Miss. Kobayashi likes it or not.
With a very persistent and loving dragon as a roommate, nothing is easy, and Miss. Kobayashi is about to explode! One of the most popular comedy anime of all time.
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
In August 20XX, a gate suddenly appears in Tokyo's Ginza district, releasing a portal where dragons, monsters, medieval knights and other fantasy beings come from another world and wreak havoc in Tokyo.
The Japanese Defense Force takes action against these monsters and pushes them back to the "Gate". The Third Reconnaissance Team is sent to the “Special Region” led by officer (and otaku) Youji Itami.
On their travels, they join a beautiful elf who is a survivor of the dragon's fury and guides the group through the dangerous new world. The anime is quite popular and has at least two seasons.
Dragon Pilot: Hisone & Masotan
Dragon Riders is an anime that is available on Netflix in Portuguese. Straightforward and innocent, Hisone Amakasu is a newcomer to the Self-Defense Force who works at the Gifu Air Force Base in Self-Defense Force.
She was struggling with the fact that she sometimes hurt people unintentionally with her innocent words and decided to join the Air Self-Defense Force, hoping to keep some distance from people.
This decision led her to a fateful encounter that profoundly changed her life. It was the dragon "OTF" hidden in the base and chose Hisone as its pilot. When he ascended to heaven with Hisone, his destiny as a dragon pilot was decided. Dragons are said to have a key to the future of the world.
Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo
Angelise is the first princess of the Misurugi Empire. She is the famous ruler of the Empire until one day she discovers the shocking truth that she is a "Norma" - an irregular being who cannot use "Mana" and is treated as "things" and not as people.
Having her name taken from her, Ange isolates herself on a remote island. There, she meets a group of Norma women who spend their days hunting dragons that came to invade. Themes such as death, torture, abuse, martyrdom and human cruelty are addressed in the anime.
An anime has outdated features and clings to some traditional japanese clichés, but it also features characters with depth and genuine feelings, has a bit of fuse and follows details satisfactory for Berserk fans. You shouldn't play in the first episodes!
Kuutei Dragons - Drifting Dragons
The drainage vessel Quin Zaza soars through the skies, hunting for dragons that lurk in the clouds. A single big catch means full safes and all the meat they can eat, while failure means an empty wallet and an even empty stomach.
Join us as we record the crew's great adventures, chasing dreams of the sky, dragons and gourmet cuisine! This anime is inspired by Monster Hunter and Guns of Icarus, bringing a new and interesting fantasy world to the table that seems adventurous by nature, which is rare to happen in anime.
Drakers are like sailors, living in big airships. This anime is very beautiful and magnificent, he never shies away from showing the scale of the world, the Dragons and the ships. Everything in this anime is huge and beautiful. Each new Dragon introduced is just a sight to behold.
Ryuu no Haisha (Movie)
Also known as The Dragon Dentist (2017). The story takes place in Dragon Country. Nonoko is a newly appointed dentist and her mission is to protect the dragon, the country's guardian, from tooth decay bacteria.
One day, in the midst of increasingly fierce battles with the neighboring country, Nonoko finds in the dragon's tooth an unconscious child soldier from the enemy country.
His name is Bell, and he was resurrected from the tooth by the dragon - a supernatural phenomenon that legend says occurs before a major disaster. As Nonoko and Bell go through a series of fierce battles, they eventually learn to accept their fate.
Honorable Mentions of Anime with Dragons
Wakfu - Despite being a French anime, its features resemble a little anime, its history and approach is also very similar to Japanese works. The story is based on a tactical MMORPG game that was part of my childhood and its predecessor Dofus. The animation has 3 seasons and is available on Netflix, has one of the best villains of all time (Nox).
Dragon Ball - Despite not having a focus on dragons, if I don't quote this anime here, someone will crucify me.
Tales From Earthsea - Tales from Terramar, a great movie of medieval dragons with style traces Studio Ghibli which is available on Netflix.
Some others are:
- Dragounaut - The Resonance;
- fairy tail - It has many notable dragon characters;
- Blue Dragon;
- Zero in tsukaima;
List of Anime with Dragons
Below we will leave a complete list of dragon anime with its release year, including OVAs and Movies. The list is ordered by the most popular. Remembering that there are many other anime that have dragon characters, something that is part of Japanese culture.
|Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid||TV||2017|
|Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Valentines and Hot Springs! (Please Don't Get Your Hopes Up)||DVD Special||2017|
|Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul||TV||2017|
|The Dragon Dentist (2017)||TV Special||2017|
|Burn the Witch||Movie||2020|
|Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn||Movie||2014|
|Dragon Pilot: Hisone & Masotan||TV||2018|
|Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Specials||DVD Special||2017|
|Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons||TV||2014|
|The Dragon Dentist||Streaming||2014|
|Kemono Michi: Rise Up||TV||2019|
|Dragonaut: The Resonance Special||DVD Special||2008|
|Mahoujin Guru Guru Movie||Movie||1996|
|Taro the Dragon Boy||Movie||1979|
|Nezha Nao Hai||Movie||1979|
|That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Veldora's Journal||TV Special||2019|
|Legend of the Millennium Dragon||Movie||2011|
|Dragonaut: The Resonance||TV||2007|
|Sohryuden: Legend of the Dragon Kings||OVA||1991|
|Blue Dragon: Trials of the Seven Shadows||TV||2008|
|Legendz: Tale of the Dragon Kings||TV||2004|
|Oraa Guzura Given||TV||1967|
|Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes||OVA||1992|
|Leviathan: The Last Defense||TV||2013|
|Inishie no Megami to Houseki no Ite||Streaming||2014|
|Kosuke and Rikimaru: Dragon of Konpei Island||OVA||1988|
|Serendipity the Pink Dragon||TV||1983|
|Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf Movie 4: Mission Incredible - Adventures on the Dragon's Trail||Movie||2012|
|Oraa Guzura Dado (1987)||TV||1987|
|Dances with the Dragons||TV||2018|
|It's My Life||OVA||2019|
|Journey of LONG||TV||2019|
|Dragon Goes House-Hunting||TV||2021|
|Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S||TV||2021|