|The Dragon Dentist
|NHK BS Premium
February 25, 2017
|No. of Seasons
|No. of Episodes
|Xanthe Huynh (English)
Fumika Shimizu (Japanese)
|Xander Mobus (English)
Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese)
|Laura Post (English)
Megumi Hayashibara (Japanese)
|Taylor Henry (English)
Koichi Yamadera (Japanese)
The Dragon Dentist (龍の歯医者, Ryū no Haisha) is a 2017 two-part anime TV special directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki (Assistant director of Neon Genesis Evangelion). In the realm of dragons, war is raging between two neighboring nations. In this conflict, a dragon plays a crucial role, fought by a treaty tied on the side of the one nation, and left battlefields in ruins. But such overpowering creatures as dragons have a devastating weakness: their teeth. To ensure that they do not suffer harm and are not eaten away by the caries Mushi, creatures that regularly form in its mouth, the military was placed under a special unit of volunteers who only care for the dragon's teeth - the so-called Dragon Dentists. One day, after a sea battle, Nonoko finds in 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.
The following weapons were used in the anime series The Dragon Dentist:
Enfield No. 2 Mk.I*
The standard sidearm of Enemy officers including Bell is the Enfield No. 2 Mk.I* revolver with a shorter barrel like the Webley .38 Mk IV "Duty" model.
Enfield No. 2 Mk. 1* - .38 S&W
For comparison: Webley Mk IV, 4" barrelled "Duty" model - .38 S&W
Bell is about to take his revolver, but quickly notices that his holster is empty.
Blanco takes Bell's revolver during the flashback of Bell's death.
The Webley attached to Blanco's belt.
During another flashback of Bell's death, he is seen holding the engraved revolver.
The revolver falls down the temple stairs.
Close up of the revolver's grip lying among other abandoned equipment.
The Colt M1911A1 is used by Allied officers including the Captain of the Battleship turret mounted on top of the Dragon's back.
World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
The Captain fires his Colt at Enemy soldiers.
He takes cover with his Colt.
A rear view of his pistol as he looks at a Geballte Ladung.
Some .45 ACP casings on the ground next to the Captain's glasses.
The Colt on the ground before being picked up by Bell.
Allied soldiers and sailors are armed with Karabiner 98ks.
Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Allied sailor with his shouldered Karabiner.
A soldier stands guard with his carbine.
Closer view of the rear sights.
Sailors fire at enemy troops.
A soldier charging with his Karabiner.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*
Enemy regular infantrymen use Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles with fixed Pattern 1907 Bayonets. Some Allied soldiers can also be seen with SMLEs during the battle.
SMLE Mk.III* / Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* with Pattern 1907 Bayonet - .303 British.
Nonoko tells Bell about her vision of how she will die, shot by an enemy soldier.
Enemy soldiers charge with their rifles. The bayonets are earlier variants with the hooked Quillon.
Stabbing an Allied soldier with the Pattern 1907 Bayonet.
An SMLE, still touched by its dead owner, lies on the ground in the middle of some .303 cartridges. The safety is clearly visible.
Soldiers of Bell's former special squad use PPSh-41 equipped with 71-round drum magazines.
PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
An Enemy soldier takes aim at Nonoko and Bell.
Soldiers fire their PPShs.
An PPSh over an enemy's back while riding.
The same soldier fires his SMG on the Battleship.
"I don't have to listen to you, monks!
Blanco aims his PPSh.
The Dragon Dentists are seen with flamethrowers to clear the Dragon's teeth from harmful bacteria. The fuel tank looks similar to a Kleinflammenwerfer M.16 while the grip could be of an M9 Flamethrower.
Kleinflammenwerfer (Kleif) M.16.
The Dentists throw some flames.
Blanco throws a Geballte Ladung off-screen to destroy the Captain's position.
Model 24 "Geballte Ladung" ("Bundled Charge")
The Geballte Ladung hits the ground.
15cm Fortress Gun
15cm Fortress Guns are used by Enemy soldiers.
Type 38 15cm Howitzer
Allied Army seems to be using Type 38 15cm Howitzers.