Dragons are the most common fantasy tropes used today. And in the anime culture, it’s always been popular. Here are the top 10 best dragon anime you definitely have to watch if you love watching anime and are a fan of the fantasy, adventure, and action genre.
The giant fire breathing creature is out to destroy the world and there’s one knight in armor who will destroy it. Of course there are more than one interpretations of dragons in the anime culture. And here are 10 best dragon anime filled with fire, excitement, and a whole lot of adventure! Check it out!
|Best Dragon Anime||Age Rating||Editor’s Rating||Link|
|Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki||17+||4/10||Link|
|Seikoku no Dragonar||18+||7/10||Link|
|Record of Lodoss War||17+||8/10||Link|
|Dragon Ball – Best Dragon Anime||14+||9/10||Link|
|Dragonaut: The Resonance||18+||7/10||Link|
|Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri||15+||7.5/10||Link|
#1 — Dragon Half
Rating: PG | Subgenre: Comedy, Fantasy | Editor’s Rating: 7/10
Mink, born to a female imperial red dragon and former skilled swordsman, falls in love with a singer named Dick Saucer. Things get complicated when she finds out the Saucer is a dragon slayer! Now she must turn into a human to marry the love of her life.
The only potion that can turn her into a human can be obtained only by killing Azetodeth, the most powerful Demon Lord in the lord. If that wasn’t enough, she also has to keep an eye out for Princess Vina, who is also in love with Saucer. But Mink has loyal friends helping her out. Come join Mink in her quest to turn herself into a human.
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#2 — Blue Dragon
Rating: NR | Subgenre: Action, Adventure, Shounen | Editor’s Rating: 6/10
Shu’s village is in danger and he and his friends decide to take on the enemy themselves. Shu, Jiro and Kluke encounter Zola and get the powers of Shadow. This lets them transform their shadow into one particular powerful monster. And Shu gets the most powerful monster of them all – the Blue Dragon. Will Shu and his friends be able to save their village?
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#3 — Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki
Rating: 17+ | Subgenre: Action, Fantasy | Editor’s Rating: 4/10
Nil Kamui, an island country, situated between two countries at war for supremacy. The story takes place in Hunali in 3015, and Nil Kamui has lost its independence and is trying to deal with the consequences of the war. And then the guardian god of Nil Kamui, the Red Dragon, goes out of control. Will this island country be able to survive and win back its independence?
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#4 — Seikoku no Dragonar
Rating: 18+ | Subgenre: Action, Comedy | Editor’s Rating: 7/10
At the dragon academy – Ansarivan Dragonar Academy – taming and learning to ride a dragon comes naturally to most students, except for Ash Blake, a first-year student who is labelled as the ‘problem-child’ by his classmates. Despite being destined as a future dragon master, his Pal dragon has still not appeared.
Until one day, amidst a dragon race challenge with a fellow student his dragon pal appears. But in a form that nobody has ever seen before 0 a beautiful dragon girl. And Ash names her Eco. And Eco is no normal dragon, she’s got quite a bit of an attitude and not the one to be tamed!
#5 — Record of Lodoss War
Rating: 17+ | Subgenre: Action, Adventure | Editor’s Rating: 8/10
A group of adventurers set out on a journey to break the curse that has fallen upon their land. Led by Parn, the son of a disgraced knight, they go on to find out how to break the curse. Parn also wants to clear his father’s name and restore his family’s dignity.
They must conquer Lodoss and wake up the long-dormant ancient evil deity. Will Parn and his friends save their land?
#6 — Dragon Ball – Best Dragon Anime
Rating: 14+ | Subgenre: Action, Adventure | Editor’s Rating: 9/10
Goku sets out on a journey to collect all the dragon balls so he can summon the powerful dragon Shenron who can grant him his greatest desire. Along the way, he makes allies and foes and some foes even turn into allies. But he’s not the only one who wants to summon the Dragon Shenron. He has to fight some notorious villains with the help of his friends to get to Shenron first. Will he be able to overpower his enemies?
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#7 — Dragon Crisis
Rating: NR | Subgenre: Action, Fantasy | Editor’s Rating: 6/10
Ryuji and Eriko steal a large relic box from a black marketing organisation called FANG. In that box, they find a dragon in the shape of a beautiful girl with long blonde hair and sparkling blue eyes. They name her Rose. As soon as Rose lays her eyes on Ryuji, she instantly falls for him. Now, those people who held Rose captive have found Eriko and Ryuji and demand to take Rose back. But Ryuji won’t let go without a fight. Find out what happens to Eriko, Ryuji, and Rose in this series!
#8 — Dragon Drive
Rating: NR | Subgenre: Action, Fantasy | Editor’s Rating: 7/10
Reiji Ozora, a lazy boy who quits anything he starts at the smallest inconvenience is introduced to a virtual reality game called Dragon Drive. In this game, the player is assigned a dragon depending on their personality. Reiji being a lazy boy with a lacklustre personality is heavily disappointed when he receives an equally lazy, sleepy, and small dragon. He names the dragon Chibi.
Reiji soon learns that Chibi is one of the rarest dragons in the game. And Chibi and Reiji both realise their true potentials and Chibi will actually help Reiji to commit tos something for once in his life – and that’s to save everybody from a shadowy organisation that wants to use Dragon Drive for all the wrong reasons. Find out what happens in this anime series!
#9 — Dragonaut: The Resonance
Rating: 18+ | Subgenre: Action, Drama | Editor’s Rating: 7/10
Scientists discover that a huge asteroid is making its way towards the Earth. In an attempt to find a countermeasure, they find a dragon egg which they use to launch the D-project. Fortunately, the asteroid hit and destroyed the PLanet Pluto. However, the asteroid was a home to many space dragons who are now not happy to see one of their own being experimented upon on Earth! Watch what the scientists and space dragons do next!
#10 — Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
Rating: 15+ | Subgenre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Editor’s Rating: 7.5/10
A gate appears out of nowhere right in the middle of Ginza, Tokyo and from it appear soldiers and monsters who attack the city. JSDF (Japan Self-Defense Forces) with advanced weaponry and quick thinking defeat the enemy and enter the gate to the other world. But now other countries are envious of Japan’s exclusive access to this special region because the governments all around the world want to exploit the resources they find in this special region.
When sent to investigate the special region, Yōji Itami, a JSDF officer, finds all kinds of creatures from dragons to elves in this special region. What happens next in Japan’s special region and what more will Yōji Itami find there? Check it out!
These were some of the best dragon anime available. And I’m sure there are way more good ones I’m missing out! Do me a favor and share your favorite best dragon anime in the comment section below!
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