News The Dragon Dentist Manga Ends
posted on 2017-12-15 04:45 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The January 2018 issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine published the final chapter on Friday of Yōko's manga adaptation of The Dragon Dentist anime. In addition, the magazine noted that the manga's compiled book volume will ship on December 27.
The manga launched on Monthly Comic Gene on September 15.
The Dragon Dentist started out as the first anime short in Dwango and Studio Khara's Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition (Japan Animator Expo) project. The short then spawned a two-episode feature-length version that aired in Japanese on February 18 and February 25.
NHK World later aired and streamed the anime in March with an English dub.
Sentai Filmworks licensed the two-part television special and released it on home video on October 31. The company describes the story:
Even mighty dragons can get cavities, and Nonoko has been newly assigned to protect the teeth of the guardian dragon of her country. One day, she discovers an enemy soldier resurrected from the inside of a dragon's tooth, a phenomenon which legend says foretells disaster. In a land ravaged by war, what does fate have in store for the dragon dentist Nonoko and her new “apprentice”?
The anime won the Best Animation award at the Magnolia Awards at the Shanghai TV Festival in June.