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Language: English
Category: TV Series / Animation / Short / Comedy / Fantasy
Original Title: Doragon Hafu
Duration: 53min
Video type: TV Series
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. The story is unique because the art style constantly switches between normal proportions and super-deformed proportions.

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Series cast summary:
Amanda Winn Lee Amanda Winn Lee - Vina 2 episodes, 1993
Paul Sidello Paul Sidello - The King 2 episodes, 1993
Andy McAvin Andy McAvin - Rosario 2 episodes, 1993
Brett Weaver Brett Weaver - Damaramu 2 episodes, 1993
Rob Mungle Rob Mungle - Ruth 2 episodes, 1993
Marcy Rae Marcy Rae - Mom 2 episodes, 1993
Kelly Manison Kelly Manison - Venus 2 episodes, 1993
Phil Ross Phil Ross - Nurse / - 2 episodes, 1993
Spike Spencer Spike Spencer - Roshi / - 2 episodes, 1993
John Swasey John Swasey - Announcer / - 2 episodes, 1993
Greg Stanley Greg Stanley - Blue Slime 2 episodes, 1993
Kira Vincent-Davis Kira Vincent-Davis - Yellow Slime 2 episodes, 1993
Lew Temple Lew Temple - Ticket Man 2 episodes, 1993
Kotono Mitsuishi Kotono Mitsuishi - Mink 2 episodes, 1993
Mariko Kouda Mariko Kouda - Rufa 2 episodes, 1993
Taeko Kawata Taeko Kawata - Pia 2 episodes, 1993
Yasunori Matsumoto Yasunori Matsumoto - Dick Saucer 2 episodes, 1993
Rei Sakuma Rei Sakuma - Vina 2 episodes, 1993
Ken'ichi Ogata Ken'ichi Ogata - King Civa 2 episodes, 1993
Kaneto Shiozawa Kaneto Shiozawa - Rosario 2 episodes, 1993
Akio Ôtsuka Akio Ôtsuka - Damaramu 2 episodes, 1993
Takeshi Aono Takeshi Aono - Ruth 2 episodes, 1993
Kikuko Inoue Kikuko Inoue - Mana 2 episodes, 1993
Takumi Yamazaki Takumi Yamazaki - Chuckson / - 2 episodes, 1993
Noriko Asano Noriko Asano - Venus 2 episodes, 1993
Michitaka Kobayashi Michitaka Kobayashi - Announcer / - 2 episodes, 1993
Kosuke Tomita Kosuke Tomita - Minotaurus / - 2 episodes, 1993
Megumi Urawa Megumi Urawa - Dug Fin 2 episodes, 1993
Jessica Calvello Jessica Calvello - Mink 2 episodes, 1993
Jennifer K. Earhart Jennifer K. Earhart - Luffa 2 episodes, 1993
Matt Greenfield Matt Greenfield - Golem 2 episodes, 1993
Hilary Haag Hilary Haag - Pia 2 episodes, 1993
Aaron Krohn Aaron Krohn - Dick Saucer 2 episodes, 1993

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.

The music over the closing credits is a bouncy bubblegum pop arrangement (by Kohei Tanaka) with nonsense lyrics to the main musical motifs of several Beethoven Symphonies.

Damaramu's cybernetic body bears an uncanny resemblance to the Guyver Bio-Boost Armor. He also purchased it from Blacksmith Tony, an Ironman reference. Dick Saucer's chest mounted alarm that tells him when its time to do a concert resembles Ultraman's warning alarm.

The 'of doom' part of the "Damaramu water squiter of doom" was not in the scripts. Brett Weaver added the 'of doom' during the takes because he thought the "Damaramu water squiter" was to 'lame'.

Mecha Damaramu's "Sidewinder Ultra Bomb" is a possible homage to either Mazinger Z's Missile Punch or Great Mazinger's Naval Misssile Attack.



Reviews: [5]

  • avatar

    thrust

    This is, without a doubt, the funniest hour of anime I've ever seen. The characters and situations are incredibly goofy, parodying everything from RPG cliches to idol singers. The way the characters snap in and out of Super Deformed mode (where they become goofy caricatures of themselves) never gets old. The voices are perfect (as is usually the case with Japanese voices for anime), and the music is fittingly nutty (the ending theme made my laugh until I cried). Take my advice, if you want a good laugh, buy this anime! My only complaint is that they only made two episodes, whereas the original manga ran for quite a while, and this series deserves to be continued. A classic.
  • avatar

    Topmen

    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.
  • avatar

    Dyni

    I laughed so hard, I thought my lungs would collapse. We actually had to stop the VCR for fear we would miss something. This is THE anime that knows what is funny about anime and anime related culture. The goofy implausible character backgrounds, the battle sequences (extra points for the demon in episode 2 who doesn't realize that he was cut from the first episode), the self absorbed teen heartthrob/warrior Dick Saucer (with his own theme song!) and ROSHI!!!! Even the closing song is a riot. IMPORT MORE EPISODES DAMMIT!!!!
  • avatar

    deadly claw

    This video is just an absolute hoot. Overall, next to the Slayers: Dragonslave and the vastly underrated Shinesman OAV dub, this is the most belly-achingly silly anime tape I've ever seen. From the self absorbed part time dragon slayer, part time teen idol Dick Saucer, to he ever so cute Mink, to the adorably silly Super Deformed modes, to Dug Fin complaining about how they cut out his part in the first episode, this one will just have you rolling on the floor.

    And that's not even getting to the danceably silly, nutty, kooky, ending theme song. It's Beethoven in a way you've never heard before. I've heard that the only point of the lyrics was to match the melody and rhythm of the song, and I believe that! Absolutely silly.
  • avatar

    Capella

    This particular two-episode anime series is meant to be viewed just for fun. There are no hidden conflicts, or deadly threats to civilization. There are no powered battle suits, and hardly any magic. What you have is a cute teenage girl, Mink, who happens to be half-human and half-dragon, and her two girlfriends, one of whom has pointy ears and so may or may not be an elf. She has a teenage crush on a pop singer who also happens to be the king's dragon slayer. And after that it gets a little weird. And after THAT it gets even weirder, and more outlandish, and funnier. None of it is meant to be taken seriously, but all of it is great fun to watch. A lot of attention to small, and sometimes hilarious, details is a continuing feature of this anime.