Ohayo~ ….it’s now 6 am Hawaiian ^^!~! This may be becoming sort of a new tradition here …well of course it’s up to YOU the reader to decide as this is indeed just the third helping of full anime videos featured here =). Of course all blog writers keep an earnest eye and ear out for what garners attention and what doesn’t, so please let me know if this tickles ~* your fancy ^^.
Sooo what to do in the whee early morning hours???
Watch Dragon Half of course ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。！！
This is so much one of my most favorite anime ever!! I can’t even begin to tell you how much it continues to crack me up no matter how many times I’ve watched it…(^q^)!
So many funny oddities and unique things make it so enjoyable, the writing so offbeat and awesome~! And just the way the characters are drawn is sure to make you chuckle but they’re also a very important aspect to how the story is told. Dragon Half is split into just two separate episodes with a running time of approximately 50 minutes. Here I’ve included the original Japanese dialog w/ English subtitles which I humbly feel is usually the ideal way to experience anime whether you’re a native speaker of the original language or not as the original nuances of the characters typically shine through that much more sincere =).
Although Dragon Half appears to be long out of print, there are numerous sellers associated with Amazon.com whom have both newly sealed as well as used copies to sell!
Here’s a link to sellers associated with Amazon.com whom have available copies of Dragon Half on DVD to sell. Please read the descriptions carefully first as they detail the condition of the DVD being offered. I ended up purchasing a newly sealed copy just to be safe though. =)
~The Brutal, Killer Martial Arts Tournament~
~36 Reasons why I ♥ Dragon Half (￣▽￣) ~
Because Mink’s father is a knight!…..
…and Mink’s mom is a dragon!
And Mink’s future father was actually sent to kill Mink’s future mom….but they got married instead. Awwwww♥ love can appear so unexpectedly ne~.
Because Dick Saucer is soooooo….
Because the King looks like a manapua! ＼(^o^)／☆….
…and Dick Saucer is known as “the sausage guy” back at home.
Because poison darts should never be inhaled “accidentally!” 😮
And family domestics never looked so *cute!!*!~!
And isn’t Mink’s mom so adorable in human form! Now stop beating up daddy~! =O
Because of how the awesome animation quickly and seamlessly moves between dead on serious!!….
…to over the top wacky~!! 😛 in order to depict silly dialog at any given moment! (￣▽￣)！～！
And how Dick Saucer sings about slaying dragons on his most coveted CDs!
Then there are those questionable “fighting” tactics which are always abound!….(tickling?!!! no fair! (・д・`*)!!)
And “luckily” Damaramu’s brain is….erm very “compact”….
…thus allowing for ultimate survival!, even through something like this!!…(^q^)
And even a ferocious little fellow like this one….
…can be seduced by….
…the old candy trick~! =P
And a well timed (she was about it kick his butt!), Dick Saucer ticket….
…can save a life! ^^
While making a girl oh so so *happy*! (*´∀｀*)♥
And how that most scary scary figure Rosario uses dry ice to make his, um grand entrance!
..and exit. 😮
To catch a glimpse of Princess Vina providing a really really accurate “description” of her….
…husband. Yep! the resemblance is uncanny!
And how Princess Vina is actually a 1/2 slime which means…
…their first child is…..um slime. 😮 Funny the child must take after their father. Manapua, manapua, manapua. XD
To learn how Mink’s father is actually sukebe! (;´□｀)
And how sometimes even the best laid evil plans go awry!…
..and through it all luckily we get to witness numerous diabolical & sinister plots deep into their staging phase. Such a rare treat! =)~!~!
In hindsight though, using 3 poison darts does seem a bit excessive. 😮
And using the old “you have a hole in your pants!” trick will never grow weary ever!…I guess. XD
Because even dragon half girls have…
..bellybuttons, despite the whole being hatched thingie~! =)
And not even Cinderella’s storyline is left alone! 😮
O~h! and anger management was never more needed I’m afraid!
And that thing falling from the sky = stew~….
…and dinner was never this simple! Find rock, throw with extreme force and enjoy! Don’t forget to notify the family, your relatives and everyone you know! XD
Because anything being called “The Brutal, Killer Martial Arts Tournament” is must-see-t.v.!
And how many anime use Ex-Lax so freely? With the ensuing Ex-Lax dance being the absolute best!!!!
Except for maybe if you’re Mr. Saucer who got it from an unaware and totally *innocent* Dragon Half~. =)
However an inadvertent *kiss* of the one you most adore, you know the “sausage” guy…
…while initially seeming like total *bliss*, could later lead to…
…your very best friend wanting that said *kiss* from the “sausage guy” for herself as well…in the form of an “indirect” one from your very lips! (゜Д゜;)!!
Because love is blind, and not even a sword drawn towards you can stop true *love* ne~. 😮
And we were oh so close to finding out what exactly a “sausage spe…” no I mean “Saucer Special” is …if only not for his impending concert which calls~.
And then there’s the “dreaded” finger water gun! (._.;)
Or your very dear friend offering to sell you to a complete stranger for 10,000 Gamels in order to get to see the sausage guy. Oh dear where is the loyalty in true friendship?! lol! =O
And surely everyone can appreciate a little bit of perfectly timed/ drawn “animated” *seduction*~. =)
And just how one Dick Saucer makes me all *misty* eyed ………(゜∀゜)………。Whoops! wrong picture! 😛
And never has the removal….
..or zapping of a girl’s top….
..led to soooo much anger! Which can be ….
…oh quite hazardous to one’s well being!
Just don’t forget!….
..to cover up~!…(^q^)
Dragon Half (ending credits theme subtitled)
And last but certainly not least is the ending theme song which is soooooo strange that it’s awesomely cute! Well strange really but who’d ever imagine that Beethoven could be utilized in such a way before! Hmm….click play above to learn what all the fuss is about “eggs.” にゃんにゃん。
RE: ” original Japanese dialog w/ English subtitles which I humbly feel is usually the ideal way to experience anime ”
I agree. The emotions are always better in anime and cinema when listening to the original Japanese, even if I cannot understand the language …
… the HEART understands … (Denny chokes up a little).
I am entrusting you to verify if older anime with subtitles are faithfully translated. I realize that not everything can be exactly translated, particularly slang phrases or expressions. I like all the movies updated and translated by the Animego company. They use color coded subtitles and provide footnotes and references for cultural things which may be difficult to translate.
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Definitely check out Dragon Half, it’s hands down one of the funniest anime ever created! !!! And these subtitles are done really well too. The entirety of both parts are posted near atop this post, I guarantee you’ll laugh watching them ^^.
Oh yes the originals are always best and here you’ve reasoned just why better than I have =) ….the emotions, those nuances just so much better that way.
Would you recommend this anime, it looks likeva silly anime for a good laugh?
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One of the funniest anime I’ve seen with an extreme flair for the wacky in both visuals and dialogue =). The two complete episodes are in this post, just a click away ^^.
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Okay thank you. I will try to get to it as soon as i can 🙂