Anime Limited and Crunchyroll Stream Dragon Dentist

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Simulcast available from Saturday; also, Anime Limited acquires Studio Khara film for home and cinema release

Anime Limited made the following announcement regarding the upcoming two-part TV special The Dragon Dentist.

Anime Limited are excited to announce partnering with Crunchyroll to simulcast Studio Khara's latest work Dragon Dentist. It will be amongst the first platforms to stream the work practically simultaneously with the Japanese broadcast - and only available on Crunchyroll.

Dragon Dentist will be available to watch on Crunchyroll not only in the UK and Ireland, but also in Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Anime Limited is also excited to announce all rights for Dragon Dentist for the UK and Ireland and will release it on home video at a later date. Anime Limited also expect to release it theatrically later this year as well. More details to follow.

The first part of Dragon Dentist will be available to enjoy on Crunchyroll on Saturday 18, February at 21:45 GMT.

The anime's website describes the story:

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.

Hideaki Anno (Shin Godzilla, new Evangelion films) is serving as executive producer and sound director, and Kazuya Tsurumaki (FLCL, Aim for the Top 2!, new Evangelion films) is returning from the short as the director. Otaro Maijo is credited with the original work and the script, and Yoji Enokido is also writing the script. Shuichi Iseki is the character designer. Nobuo Kawakami (Ronja the Robber's Daughter) is also an executive producer.

Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition was the project of weekly anime shorts from Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara and the media company Dwango. The new version of The Dragon Dentist will mark the first time Khara, the studio behind the new Evangelion films, is producing an anime for television.

The original short is also available again for streaming until March 31, 2017.

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