Dragonar Academy(星刻の竜騎士（ドラグナー）,Seikoku no Doragunā?, lit. The Star-Marked Dragonar) is a Japanese light novel series written by Shiki Mizuchi, illustrated by Kohada Shimesaba, and published by Media Factory under the MF Bunko J imprint. The first volume was released on June 25, 2010, with a total of 14 volumes available in Japan as of December 2013[update]. A manga adaptation by Ran began serialization in Monthly Comic Alive in its June 2011 issue, with four volumes currently available as of April 2013[update]. It was one of five MF Bunko J light novel anime adaptations announced at Media Factory's Summer School Festival event on July 28, 2013. It has been licensed by Funimation.
Learning to ride and tame dragons comes easy to most students at Ansarivan Dragonar Academy—except for first-year student Ash Blake, who is known by his classmates as the “number one problem child.” Poor Ash is the laughing stock at school because, despite his unfashionably large star-shaped brand that marks him as a future dragon master, he has nothing to show for it. His dragon has never appeared. Until now, that is. One fateful day, Ash's dragon awakes in full glory, but appears different than any dragon ever seen before—in the form of a beautiful girl! What's worse, Ash soon discovers that this new dragon has attitude to spare, as she promptly informs him that she is the master, and he, the servant.
Ash's problems with dragon riding have only just begun.
A student at the academy, Ash is known as a "problem child" due to the fact that his dragon "Pal" hasn't awakened and his tendency to react violently to any perceived insult to his dragon. He nearly lost his life years ago trying to help a little girl, and a dragon healed his severed arm, placing on the new arm his mark as a Breeder. Despite his poor reputation, his power is very unique, making him the only human able to properly ride other people's dragons.
Ash's dragon partner who takes form as a girl. She treats Ash as her servant calling him his pet dog, much to the latter's annoyance. While fighting a Necromancer Dragon, under Navi's guidance, she creates an Arch armor for Ash using parts from other sketches, but is powerful enough to defeat it. She enjoys eating crepes.
Third year and the Student Council President. Her dragon "pal" is a Maestro named Cú Chulainn. She is a powerful Dragonar and an Arch armor user capable of summoning an unstoppable spear named Gae Bulg.
A Doctor expert in the field of studying dragons. She kidnapped Eco and tried to dissect her, but she was stopped in time by Ash. After that she becomes the new homeroom teacher of Ash's and friends class, much to the surprise of Ash and Sylvia, and the delight of all the other male students.
Dragonar Academy began as a light novel series written by Shiki Mizuchi with illustrations by Kohada Shimesaba, published by Media Factory under their MF Bunko J imprint. The first volume was released in Japan on June 25, 2010, with a total of fourteen volumes published as of December 22, 2013.
Seikoku no Dragoner (星刻の竜騎士（ドラグナー）,Seikoku no Doragunā?)
A CD drama was released by Media Factory on October 24, 2012. The drama is split into two episodes: "Eco the Dragon Girl" (エーコは竜の娘,Ēco wa Ryū no Musume?) and "The Streets of Ansarivan" (アンサリヴァンの市街区,Ansarivan no Shigai-ku?). The opening theme is "Astral Flow" by Haruka Shimotsuki, and a short version of the song was featured as a bonus track. The full song was later featured in Uta J(うたJ?, lit. Song J), Media Factory's album commemorating MF Bunko J's tenth anniversary, released on August 29, 2012.
A manga adaptation illustrated by Ran began serialization in the June 2011 issue of Monthly Comic Alive (released on April 27, 2011). The first bound volume was released by Media Factory on October 22, 2011, with a total of four volumes published under their Alive Comics imprint as of April 23, 2013. The manga is licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment under the title Dragonar Academy.