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26 March 1993 (Japan) See more »
Half human. Half dragon. All trouble!
Mink is the love-child of a dragon and a dragon-slayer. Mink and her friends have very weird adventures on Mink's quest to be human... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Takeshi Aono ... Ruth
Noriko Asano ... Venus
Jessica Calvello ... Mink (voice: English version)
Jennifer K. Earhart ... Luffa (voice: English version)

Tiffany Grant ... Dug Fin (voice: English version)
Matt Greenfield ... Golem (voice: English version) (as Brian Granveldt)
Hilary Haag ... Pia (voice: English version)
Kikuko Inoue ... Mana
Taeko Kawata ... Pia (as Taeko Yamada)
Mariko Kouda ... Rufa
Kelly Manison ... Venus (voice: English version)
Yasunori Matsumoto ... Dick Saucer (voice)

Andy McAvin ... Rosario (voice: English version)
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Mink (voice)
Rob Mungle ... Ruth (voice: English version)
Ken'ichi Ogata ... King Civa
Marcy Rae ... Mom (voice: English version)
Phil Ross ... Royal Advisor, Nurse (voice: English version)
Rei Sakuma ... Vina
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Rosario
Paul Sidello ... The King (voice: English version)

Spike Spencer ... Slug, Roshi (voice: English version)
Greg Stanley ... Blue Slime (voice: English version)
Kurt Stoll ... Dick Saucer (voice: English version)
John Swasey ... Announcer / Narrator (voice: English version)

Lew Temple ... Ticket Man (voice: English version)
Kosuke Tomita ... Minotaurus
Megumi Urawa ... Dug Fin (voice)
Kira Vincent-Davis ... Yellow Slime (voice: English version)
Brett Weaver ... Damaramu (voice: English version)
Amanda Winn Lee ... Vina (voice: English version) (as Amanda Winn)
Takumi Yamazaki ... Mappy
Akio Ôtsuka ... Damaramu

Directed by
Sachiko Kobayashi 
Matt Greenfield (english version)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ryuusuke Mita 

Produced by
Matt Greenfield .... producer
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... producer
John Ledford .... executive producer
John Ledford .... producer
Shiro Sasaki .... producer
Original Music by
Kôhei Tanaka 
Cinematography by
Kazushi Torigoe  (as Kazushi Torigoshi)
Film Editing by
David Grundy (English version)
Art Direction by
Takahiro Kishida 
Sound Department
Lash Bourque .... recording engineer
Other crew
Ichiro Arakaki .... script translator
David Williams .... dvd producer

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Additional Details

53 min (2 episodes)

Did You Know?

Dragon Half was planned as a 4 episode OVA series but the first two 25-minute videos (released in Japan on March 26 and May 25, 1993) bombed and the final two were never made. Despite the story being incomplete, Dragon Half actually has a large cult following in America. This prompted ADV into enquiring about a possible co-funding project to see it's completion but nothing ever materialized over the years.See more »
Mink:You didn't have to come along, Rufa.
Rufa:Don't worry; I won't be just spare baggage. I borrowed this magic staff from my parents! I only wish I didn't have to be a babysitter too!
Mana:It's okay! I'll be good spare baggage!
Mink:Does she know what that means?
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely side splittingly hilarious, 19 January 2003
Author: Stephen Juby (Stevolteon) from Frinton, England

This is without doubt the funniest Animé I have seen, and quite possibly the funniest thing, I'm sure nothing has made me laugh so much! Everything in it is funny, there's not a second goes past without something to make you laugh, and it manages to maintain a cohesive if somewhat surreal plot under it all too. And as for the ending music... I've had it playing when I open Windows since I first saw it a year or two ago and it still makes me laugh! And, as I think everyone else had said, Dug Finn's realisation that he's been cut out of the first episode... unparalleled, that made me so hard and long I missed the end.

One thing I would say though, usually I sit on the fence in the big subs/dubs debate, I really don't mind either for the most part, but if you're going to buy DragonHalf go for the Subbed version if you have the choice, the Japanese voices just suit the comedy so much more. I first saw the subbed and when I finally found it again and bought it I was disappointed to find that I had the dubbed version, and that the dubbed was so distinctly inferior. Not to say the dubbed is bad, but it misses a couple of jokes (like Damaramu's one step, two rank, three meal pun) and the subbed is just that much better it's worth the effort of reading!

Even if you don't like animé, watch it. It might seem a bit weird, but if you give it a chance it'll have you rolling in the aisles, it may even convert you.

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