Seikoku no Dragonar (星刻の竜騎士), a.k.a. Dragonar Academy, is an ecchi. Just keep this in mind whenever you start on watching or reading the related projects. The show creates a cool school-themed fantasy universe where dragons and humans live in the same place, working together and for the greater good (imagine Zero no Tsukaima’s plot with more fanservice). Mind you, it’s not battles of war these youngsters will be leading, but lives of fun, amazing adventures and most of all – romantic fantasies and disappointments. The show begins on 5th April 2014.
There is a trailer below; the show’s not PG13.
The story begins, as every other one, with us meeting the characters and being introduced to the amazing world of dragonlore and the students in Dragonar Academy…
Seikoku no Dragonar is an academy for dragon-training. Ash Blake is a 1st year student and a pretty good one at that! In this world, the future dragon owners and coaches get a special sign where their future companion is a baby. Once the companion reaches a reasonable point in its existence on the Dragonar student’s bod, they are born. From this moment on, the training and coaching begins. From races to exams to exciting adventures – the students do it all with their one and only dragon.
So… Ash, although the owner of maybe the largest sign in the academy, still hasn’t got a dragon. It’s been a long time since he got promoted into a higher grade. He can beat anyone with every well-trained dragon, though usually Dragonar students get along with only one dragon. However, his own dragon is nowhere to be seen, until… One fateful day, his dragon is born… Eco, he names her, but she is nothing like the others. The young dragon appears in the form of a human girl, a completely naked human girl. What happens from then on, you will have to watch the show to find out!
From the following video you can see that the manga and novel have been pretty much washed from all the nakedness, but there is still a lot of ecchi moments for the lovers of the genre.
The characters are mostly Dragonar students, but not only. The image shows just a few of the pretty girls you’ll be seeing. Unfortunately, how will the dragons look – the producers keep this almost a well-hidden secret! Nonetheless, some dragons are visible in the above video. Let’s hope all the greatness of these monstrous creatures is kept! Why wouldn’t it be if Yoshimitsu Yamashita (Bleach, Mushibugyou) is taking care of the creatures’ design?
Position your cursor over the image for some time to find out more info!
Ash is played by Kouji Takahashi (K anime’s Eric, Himori)
His own dragon Eco has Ise Mariya (Levy from Fairy Tail, Urara from Precure!) as a seiyuu.
The council president Rebecca is voiced by Marina Inoue (Haganai’s Yozora, Date a Live’s Tohka).
Here are all the others from the image (except for the lovely lady with the extreme bosom whose seiyuu I couldn’t find in any official information, for which I apologise):
Milgauss played by Takehito Koyasu (Date a Live’s Kyouhei)
Silvia played by Ayane Sakura (Joshiraku’s Maril)
Cosette played by Yoshiko Ikuta (Senkou no Night Raid’s Yukina)
Jessica played by Kana Hanazawa (main roles in: Angel Beats!, Ao no Exorcist, Black Rock Shooter, Infinite Stratos, Oreimo, Steins;Gate and more)
Anya played by Asami Shimoda (iDOLM@STER’s Ami & Mami)
Veronica’s seiyuu is still undisclosed.
Production-wise, the show has some of the biggest in the business working on it. Starting from director Shunsuke Tada (Bungaku Shoujo, Kuroko no Basuke) and continuing with screenwriter Noboru Kimura (Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Amagami SS), the staff looks more than promising. Original creator Shiki Mizuchi has only one big project (this one), but it sure got a lot of attention by the fans. The opening theme song is “Seiken nante Iranai (聖剣なんていらない)” by Yui Sakakibara (ChäoS;HEAd, Steins;Gate) while the first ending is performed by seiyuu Ise, Sakura and Inoue. It’s entitled “MOST Ijou no “MOSTEST” (MOST以上の“MOSTEST”)”.
Images&Video: © 2014 Shiki Mizuchi / Kadokawa/ Media Factory Bc / Seikoku no Dragonar Partnership
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