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Dragonar Academy
Seikoku no Dragonar light novel vol 1.jpg
Cover of the first light novel volume featuring Eco
星刻の竜騎士
(Seikoku no Doragunā)
Genre Action, Fantasy, Harem, Romantic comedy
Light novel
Written by Shiki Mizuchi
Illustrated by Kohada Shimesaba
Published by Media Factory
Demographic Male
Imprint MF Bunko J
Original run June 25, 2010 – ongoing
Volumes 14 (List of volumes)
Manga
Written by Shiki Mizuchi
Illustrated by Ran
Published by Media Factory
English publisher
Demographic Seinen
Imprint Alive Comics
Magazine Monthly Comic Alive
Original run October 22, 2011 – ongoing
Volumes 4 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Shunsuke Tada
Tomoyuki Kurokawa
Produced by Ryoji Maru
Written by Noboru Kimura
Studio C-Station
Licensed by
Network AT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, TVA, BS11
Original run April 5, 2014 – ongoing
Episodes 12
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

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. 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. 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.[1]

Plot[edit]

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.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Ash Blake (アッシュ・ブレイク Asshu Bureiku?)[2]
Voiced by: Kōji Takahashi (Drama CD/Anime)
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.
Eco (エーコ Ēko?)
Voiced by: Mariya Ise (Drama CD/Anime)[2]
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.

Ansarivan Dragon Riding Academy students[edit]

Silvia Lautreamont (シルヴィア・ロートレアモン Shiruvia Rōtoreamon?)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Drama CD/Anime)
Fourth princess of the Lautreamont Knight Family and a Dragonar. Her "pal" is a white Maestro Dragon named Lancelot.
Rebecca Randall (レベッカ・ランドール Rebekka Randōru?)
Voiced by: Marina Inoue (Drama CD/Anime)
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.
Raymond Kirkland (レイモン・カークランド Reimon Kākurando?)
Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno (Drama CD/Anime)
Ash's friend and a self-proclaimed "ladies' man". His "pal" is an Earth Dragon named Brigid.
Maximillian Russell (マクシミリアン・ラッセル Makushimirian Rasseru?)
Voiced by: Genki Muro (Drama CD/Anime)
Student Council secretary and a friend of Ash and Raymond.
Jessica Valentine (ジェシカ・ヴァレンタイン Jeshika Varentain?)
Rebecca's childhood friend who sees her as her rival.
Lukka Saarinen (ルッカ・サーリネン Rukka Sārinen?)
Oscar Brailsford (オスカー・ブレイスフォード Osukā Bureisufōdo?)
Linda Blake (リンダ・ブレイク Rinda Bureiku?)

Lautreamont Knight Country[edit]

Lautreamont Royal Family[edit]

Oswald Lautreamont (オズワルド・ロートレアモン Ozuwarudo Rōtoreamon?)
Julius Lautreamont (ジュリアス・ロートレアモン Juriasu Rōtoreamon?)
Veronica Lautreamont (ヴェロニカ・ロートレアモン Veronika Rōtoreamon?)
Cassandra Lautreamont (カサンドラ・ロートレアモン Kasandora Rōtoreamon?)
Mirabel Lautreamont (ミラベル・ロートレアモン Miraberu Rōtoreamon?)

Citizens[edit]

Cosette Shelley (コゼット・シェリー Kosetto Sherī?)
Voiced by: Yoshiko Ikuta (Drama CD/Anime)
Sylvia's personal maid.
Primrose Shelley (プリムローズ・シェリー Purimurōzu Sherī?)
Cosette's older sister and Veronica's personal maid.
Avdocha Kiltzkaya (アヴドーチャ・キルツカヤ Avudōcha Kirutsukaya?)
Glenn McGuire (グレン・マクガイア Guren Makugaia?)
Orletta Blanc (オルエッタ・ブラン Oruetta Buran?)
Eunice Shelley (ユニス・シェリー Yunisu Sherī?)
Angela Cornwell (アンジェラ・コーンウェル Anjera Kōnweru?)
Voiced by: Haruhi Terada (Drama CD/Anime)
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.

Zepharos Empire[edit]

Klaus Viderhausen (クラウス・ヴィターハウゼン Kurausu Vitāhauzen?)
Milgaus (ミルガウス Mirugausu?)
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Drama CD/Anime)
A masked man working for the Zepharos Empire, he is capable of summoning a Necromancer Dragon, a resurrected dragon that's already rotting.
Anya (アーニャ Ānya?) / Shamara Kiltzkaya (シャマラ・キルツカヤ Shamara Kirutsukaya?)
Voiced by: Asami Shimoda (Drama CD/Anime)
An assassin working for Milgaus, but after being saved by Ash, she develops an interest in him.
Kriemhild (クリームヒルト Kurīmuhiruto?)

Chevron Kingdom[edit]

Zacherias III (ザカライアスIII世 Zakaraiasu Sansei?)
Uriel Alfred Seevers de la Rosa Chevron (ユリエル・アルフレッド・シーヴァース・デ・ラ・ローザ・シェブロン Yurieru Arufureddo Shīvāsu de ra Rōza Sheburon?)
Celestina Lafon (セレスティーナ・ラフォン Seresutīna Rafon?)

Espada Holy Agency[edit]

Raquel IV (ラクエルIV世 Rakueru Yonsei?)
Penelope del Monde (ペネロペ・デル・モンテ Penerope deru Monte?)

Dragons[edit]

Mother Dragon (マザー・ドラゴン Mazā Doragon?)
Navi (ナヴィー Navī?)
Voiced by: Yui Sakakibara (Drama CD/Anime)

Navi is the overseer of the Dragon Workshop and has all the knowledge of past dragons. Her appearance is that of a full-grown Eco.

Mordred (モルドレッド Morudoreddo?)
Nuada (ヌァザ Nwaza?)

Media[edit]

Light novels[edit]

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,[3] with a total of fourteen volumes published as of December 22, 2013.[4]

No. Title Release date ISBN
01 Seikoku no Dragoner (星刻の竜騎士(ドラグナー) Seikoku no Doragunā?) June 25, 2010[3] ISBN 978-4-8401-3420-0
  1. Prologue
  2. Chapter 1: "Eco the Dragon Girl"
  3. Chapter 2: "The Streets of Ansarivan"
  4. Chapter 3: "Necromancia's Attack"
  5. Epilogue
02 Seikoku no Dragoner II (星刻の竜騎士 Ⅱ Seikoku no Doragunā II?) September 24, 2010[5] ISBN 978-4-8401-3508-5
  1. Prologue
  2. Chapter 1: "Silver Knight"
  3. Chapter 2: "Ironblood Valkyrie"
  4. Chapter 3: "Veronica and Silvia"
  5. Chapter 4: "Avdocha the Convicted"
  6. Epilogue
03 Seikoku no Dragoner III (星刻の竜騎士 Ⅲ Seikoku no Doragunā III?) January 25, 2011[6] ISBN 978-4-8401-3696-9
  1. Prologue
  2. Chapter 1: "The Month of Gemini's Selective Training Camp"
  3. Chapter 2: "Rebecca's Dangerous Command"
  4. Chapter 3: "The Lakeside Vacation"
  5. Chapter 4: "The Battle at Willingham Mausoleum"
  6. Epilogue
04 Seikoku no Dragoner IV (星刻の竜騎士Ⅳ Seikoku no Doragunā IV?) April 25, 2011[7] ISBN 978-4-8401-3895-6
  1. Prologue
  2. Chapter 1: "The Knight Princess's Proposal"
  3. Chapter 2: "Fontaine City, The Knights' Capital"
  4. Chapter 3: "Oswald the Paladin"
  5. Chapter 4: "Beowulf's Conspiracy"
  6. Chapter 5: "Mordred's Tombstone"
  7. Chapter 6: "Ancient Palace's Abandoned Garden"
  8. Chapter 7: "Masquerade"
  9. Chapter 8: "Avalon's Imperial Princess"
  10. Epilogue
05 Seikoku no Dragoner V (星刻の竜騎士Ⅴ Seikoku no Doragunā V?) July 23, 2011[8] ISBN 978-4-8401-3975-5
  1. Prologue
  2. Chapter 1: "Tragedy of Apollo House and Mirabel's Decision"
  3. Chapter 2: "Ash's and Silvia's Study Group"
  4. Chapter 3: "Navi's Visit and the Practical skill Test"
  5. Chapter 4: "The Lost Memory at Albion Forest"
  6. Epilogue
06 Seikoku no Dragoner VI (星刻の竜騎士Ⅵ Seikoku no Doragunā VI?) October 25, 2011[9] ISBN 978-4-8401-4271-7
  1. Prologue
  2. Chapter 1
  3. Chapter 2
  4. Chapter 3
  5. Chapter 4
  6. Chapter 5
  7. Chapter 6
  8. Epilogue
07 Seikoku no Dragoner VII (星刻の竜騎士Ⅶ Seikoku no Doragunā VII?) January 25, 2012[10] ISBN 978-4-8401-4374-5
  1. Prologue
  2. Chapter 1
  3. Chapter 2
  4. Chapter 3
  5. Chapter 4
  6. Chapter 5
  7. Chapter 6
  8. Chapter 7
  9. Epilogue
08 Seikoku no Dragoner VIII (星刻の竜騎士Ⅷ Seikoku no Doragunā VIII?) April 25, 2012[11] ISBN 978-4-8401-4548-0
  1. Prologue
  2. Chapter 1
  3. Chapter 2
  4. Chapter 3
  5. Chapter 4
  6. Chapter 5
  7. Chapter 6
  8. Chapter 7
  9. Chapter 8
  10. Epilogue
09 Seikoku no Dragoner IX (星刻の竜騎士Ⅸ Seikoku no Doragunā IX?) July 25, 2012[12] ISBN 978-4-8401-4645-6
  1. Prologue
  2. Chapter 1
  3. Chapter 2
  4. Chapter 3
  5. Chapter 4
  6. Chapter 5
  7. Chapter 6
  8. Chapter 7
  9. Chapter 8
  10. Chapter 9
  11. Chapter 10
  12. Epilogue
10 Seikoku no Dragoner X (星刻の竜騎士Ⅹ Seikoku no Doragunā X?) October 25, 2012[13] ISBN 978-4-8401-4847-4
11 Seikoku no Dragoner XI (星刻の竜騎士Ⅺ Seikoku no Doragunā XI?) January 25, 2013[14] ISBN 978-4-8401-4960-0
  1. Prologue
  2. Chapter 1: "Ash's Decision and the New Student Council System"
  3. Chapter 2: "Rebecca's Graduation Ceremony"
  4. Chapter 3: "Ash's Little Sister"
  5. Chapter 4: "Linda's Star Mark"
  6. Chapter 5: "Aries' Party Aboard a Warship"
  7. Chapter 6: "Linda's Miscalculation"
  8. Chapter 7: "The Darkness Princess and the Mechanical Dragon"
  9. Epilogue
12 Seikoku no Dragoner XII (星刻の竜騎士Ⅻ Seikoku no Doragunā XII?) April 25, 2013[15] ISBN 978-4-8401-5157-3
13 Seikoku no Dragoner XIII (星刻の竜騎士XIII Seikoku no Doragunā XIII?) July 25, 2013[16] ISBN 978-4-8401-5246-4
14 Seikoku no Dragoner XIV (星刻の竜騎士XIV Seikoku no Doragunā XIV?) November 25, 2013[4] ISBN 978-4-04-066072-1

Drama CD[edit]

A CD drama was released by Media Factory on October 24, 2012.[17] 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.[18]

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation illustrated by Ran began serialization in the June 2011 issue of Monthly Comic Alive (released on April 27, 2011).[19] The first bound volume was released by Media Factory on October 22, 2011,[20] with a total of four volumes published under their Alive Comics imprint as of April 23, 2013.[21] The manga is licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment under the title Dragonar Academy.[22]

No. Release date ISBN
01 October 22, 2011[20] ISBN 978-4-8401-4048-5
  1. "The Boy Who Lives with Dragons"
  2. "Eco the Dragon Girl"
  3. "The Streets of Ansarivan"
  4. "Ansarivan's Scarlet Empress"
  5. "The Scarlet Empress' Ark"
02 April 23, 2012[23] ISBN 978-4-8401-4434-6
  1. "Necromancia's Attack"
  2. "He Who Wears the Ark"
  3. "Silver Knight"
  4. "Iron-Blood Valkyrie"
  5. "Veronica and Silvia"
03 October 23, 2012[24] ISBN 978-4-8401-4733-0
  1. "Veronica and Silvia (2)"
  2. "Avdocha the Convicted"
  3. "Avdocha the Convicted (2)"
  4. "Avdocha the Convicted (3)"
  5. "After-School Monster Hunter"
04 April 23, 2013[21] ISBN 978-4-8401-5049-1

    Anime[edit]

    A television anime series premiered on April 5, 2014 on AT-X and at later dates on Tokyo MX, MBS, TVA and BS11. The anime series is animated by C-Station, directed by Shunsuke Tada with scripts written by Noboru Kimura.

    # Episode title Original air date
    01 "A Boy & His Dragon"   April 5, 2014
    02 "Ties That Bind: The Astral Flow."   April 12, 2014
    03 "Riot in the Streets"   April 19, 2014
    04 "Iron Blood Valkyrie"   April 26, 2014

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    3. ^ a b "星刻の竜騎士(ドラグナー)" (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
    4. ^ a b "星刻の竜騎士XIV" (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
    5. ^ "星刻の竜騎士 Ⅱ" (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
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    17. ^ "星刻の竜騎士 ドラマCD" (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
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    22. ^ "Seven Seas Adds Dragonar Academy Romantic Comedy Manga". Anime News Network. May 24, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
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