The Dragon Dentist

© Otaro Maijo, nihon animator mihonichi LLP. / NHK, NEP, Dwango, khara

“The Dragon Dentist” will have its world premiere on NHK TV in Japan in February 2017.

Viewers outside Japan can catch its international version to be broadcasted on NHK World TV.

  • [ Part 1 ]
    Mar 17 Fri 23:10/ Sat 5:10/ 10:10/ 17:10 (UTC)
  • [ Part 2 ]
    Mar 18 Sat 23:10/ Sun 5:10/ 10:10/ 17:10 (UTC)

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It is a land where dragons dwell…
The legends tell of a pact between dragons and humans that go back into antiquity—A pact in which the dragons aid the countrymen, and in turn, the countrymen help the dragons.

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 cavity mushis--creatures that rot the dragon’s teeth.

One day, amid increasingly fierce battles with the neighboring country, Nonoko finds on the dragon's tooth an unconscious boy soldier from an 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.

Bell is bewildered over the circumstances he finds himself. Meanwhile Nonoko gives much needed words of encouragement to Bell and welcomes him as a fellow dragon dentists.

As Nonoko and Bell go through a series of fierce battles, they eventually learn to accept their fate.

This fantasy adventure, created on an unprecedented epic scale,
will keep viewers thrilled and enraptured.

An epic adventure fantasy by the creators of the "EVANGELION" series
and "Shin Godzilla" and the International Emmy Award winning producer of
“Ronia, the Robber's Daughter”


Kazuya Tsurumaki
Story and screenplay
Otaro Maijo
Yoji Enokido
Character design
Shuichi Iseki
Sound director
Hideaki Anno
Executive producers
Hideaki Anno
Nobuo Kawakami
Animation production
Produced by
NHK, NHK Enterprises Dwango and khara