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Dragon Century (1985)

Ryû seiki (original title)
Two tales of the reappearance of dragons on Earth.


Kiyoshi Fukimoto


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Cast overview:
Toshino Takamori Toshino Takamori ... Riko
Toshihiko Seki ... Carmine
Tesshô Genda ... Sagara (as Tetsuaki Genda)
Chieko Honda ... Rulishia
Kazuyasu Sogabe Kazuyasu Sogabe ... Demon Zombie


In this tale, the dragon species make a reappearance in the modern world and the human rise up in defense. In the fracas, one girl's family is lost and she vows revenge. This leads to her finding a dragon egg and raising the hatch-ling to become her instrument. All the while, the true reason for the species return is yet to be revealed. A century later after those events, a young girl finds a dragon to participate in a gladiatorial games, but that dragon has a history and reasons of his own. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Release Date:

26 October 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Century See more »

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(2 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Deeply moving character-led drama
22 March 2006 | by saur_dashSee all my reviews

Ryû Seiki is incredible - This anime encapsulates everything I love about the medium in the first place; emotionally deep and truly unforgettable characters that effortlessly tear your heart to shreds.

This production has a very unique vibe to it, the pain, darkness and misery the central characters experience is mirrored in the visualisation of the world around them. In fact the whole world and the story of evil taking over is only a background for the characters to exist in, this is ALL about the relationships between the characters not what's happening around them.

The characters themselves are VERY real - so much so that they'll play on your mind and linger in your memory for a long time. There's no glamour, no super-powers from the central Dragon character Carmine - he's as physically and emotionally vulnerable as everyone else, but it's the strength of his resolve, his loving nature and his undying devotion to those he cares about which is truly touching.

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