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'The Dragon Dentist' ONA premieres TV anime on September 12

Written by: Nicole Castro

Published on: September 11, 2021 at 15:02 PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter account of BS12 (World Hi‑Vision Channel, Inc) has announced that a two-part television anime series for Ōtarō Maijō's The Dragon Dentist will broadcast on Sept. 12, 2021, on their Sunday Animation Theatre block.

The Dragon Dentist (龍の歯医者, Ryū no Haisha) is an eight-minute-long original net animation (ONA) written and directed by Ōtarō Maijō. It follows the story of Nonoko Kishii, whose task is to care for the teeth of the dragon who protects her nation. The short animation was first shown at the Tokyo International Film Festival in October 2014.


  • Fumika Shimizu (清水 富美加) as Nonoko Kishii

  • Nobuhiko Okamoto (岡本 信彦) as Bernard Octavius

  • Kouichi Yamadera (山寺 宏一) as Yotoshio Godou

  • Megumi Hayashibara (林原 めぐみ) as Shibana Natsume

  • Suzuki Matsuo (松尾 スズキ) as Blanco Salvador

  • Kenjirou Tsuda (津田 健次郎) as Guilleri

Theme song

"Why we go on a journey" 「ぼくらが旅に出る理由」

  • Lyrics and composition: Kenji Ozawa

  • Arrangement: Hiroshi Nakamura (i-dep)

  • Song: RINKU (Mistera Feo)

  • Chorus: MASUMI (Mistera Feo)


  • Original work and Screenplay: Ōtarō Maijō

  • Screenplay: Yoji Enokido

  • Character design and animation director: Shuichi Iseki

  • Storyboards: Kazuya Tsurumaki, Iwao Teraoka, Kazuyoshi Katayama, Akemi Hayashi, Toko Yatabe, Daisuke Onizuka, Hibiki Yoshizaki

  • Concept design: Mahiro Maeda, Yasuyuki Kosaka, okama, Shigeto Koyama, Hajime Ueda

  • Directed by: Tomoyuki Kurokawa, Toko Yatabe, Daisuke Onizuka, Yasuhiro Yoshiura, Hibiki Yoshizaki

  • Video inspection: Yasuto Murata

  • Color design: Akemi Nagao

  • Art Director: Ayaka Fujii

  • CG director: Atsushi Suzuki, Ken Miyagi

  • Cinematography: Toyonori Yamada

  • Edited by: Emi Tsujita

  • Sound Director: Hideaki Anno

  • Effects: Toru Noguchi

  • Sound director: Haru Yamada

  • Music Director: Rie Shimai

  • Title video: Koji Aramaki, Yosuke Chigo

  • Title design: Yuki Oka

  • Producers: Tomoyuki Ogata, Kenichiro Naeshiro

  • Animation producer: Takatoshi Okajima

  • Executive producers: Keisuke Tsuchihashi, Yuji Shibata, Nobuo Kawakami, Hideaki Anno

  • Animation production: Studio Khara

  • Director: Kazuya Tsurumaki

  • Music: TOMISIRO, Hiroshi Nakamura (i-dep)

  • Produced and written by: NHK, NHK Enterprises, Studio Khara, Dwango

Translated synopsis from the BS12 official website:

In this country where dragons live...

According to mythology, dragons help people and people help dragons through a contract. The story takes place in the "Land of Dragons. The protagonist is Nonoko, a rookie dentist who protects the country's guardian god "Dragon" from tooth decay. As the war with the neighboring country intensifies, one day she finds a young soldier from the enemy country passed out on the dragon's tooth. The boy's name is Bell, and he has been brought back to life from inside the giant tooth by a mysterious phenomenon that dragons are said to cause before a major disaster. Bell is bewildered by the situation he finds himself in. Nonoko encourages him and accepts him as the dragon's dentist. The two are caught up in a fierce battle, and eventually come to terms with their own adventure fantasy on an unprecedentedly grand scale!


Source: BS 12 anime official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie


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