The Dragon Dentist
Ryū no Haisha (JP)
Season: Winter 2017
Premiere Date: February 18, 2017
An epic adventure fantasy by the creators of the EVANGELION series and Shin Godzilla and the International Emmy Award winning producer of Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter.
The story takes place in Dragon Country. Nonoko is a newly appointed dentist and her mission is to protect the dragon, the guardian of the country, from tooth-cavity bacteria.
One day, amid increasingly fierce battles with the neighboring country, Nonoko finds on the dragon’s tooth an unconscious boy soldier from the enemy country. His name is Bell, and he has been resurrected from inside 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. This fantasy adventure, created on an unprecedentedly epic scale, will keep viewers thrilled and enraptured.
Voice: Fumika Shimizu
The fifteen-year old female protagonist of the story. Hearing she could eat as much delicious food as she wanted if she passed, she underwent an exam and was chosen by the dragon to become the Dragon Dentist. Although she’s still a novice, she has a clear understanding of her work and mission, and even takes Bell under her wing as her junior.
Voice: Nobuhiko Okamoto
A seventeen-year old boy who was raised in the enemy nation of Serpenada and entered military service after completing an education at a preparatory school. He meets Nonoko after appearing from within the dragon’s teeth due to a strange phenomenon called “Return From the Underworld.” His nickname is “Bell.”
Voice: Koichi Yamadera
Nonoko’s senior who has served as a Dragon Dentist for many years. He and Shibana are the most experienced of the dentists, with Godo currently holding the position of leader. His calm personality that makes him seem like he knows everything sets him apart from the rest.
Voice: Megumi Hayashibara
Like to Godo, Shibana is a veteran Dragon Dentist. The people around her call her “Sister” out of respect. She lost Takemoto–her senior Dragon Dentist whom she was in love with–in the “Tengu Bug Incident” that occurred 12 years ago.
Voice: Suzuki Matsuo
The squad captain of the mercenary unit hired by the Serpenada military. A daredevil, he navigates the bullet-filled battlefield so brazenly that you’d think he was mad. He always seems like he’s in a bad mood.
Where to Watch
NHK World TV (Television)
United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland
Official Website (English)
Director: Kazuya Tsurumaki
Story/Screenplay: Otaro Majio
Screenplay: Yoji Enokido
Character Design: Shuichi Iseki
Sound Director: Hideaki Anno
Music: TOMISIRO, Hiroshi Nakamura (I-dep)
Theme Song: “Bokura ga Tabi ni Deru Riyū” (The Reason We Depart on a Journey) by RINKU (Mistera Feo)
Executive Producer: Hideaki Anno, Nobuo Kawakami
Animation Production: Khara
Production: NHK, NHK Enterprises, Dwango, Khara
Fumika Shimizu as Nonoko Kishii
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Bell Octavius
Koichi Yamadera as Yotoshio Godo
Megumi Hayashibara as Shibana Natsume
Suzuki Matsuo as Salvatore Blanco
© Otaro Majio,nihon animator mihonichi LLP. / NHK, NEP, Dwango, khara