Date: 2017 February 18 15:04
Posted by Joe
The good folks from Anime Limited have just announced that they're partnering with anime streaming service Crunchyroll to bring Studio Khara’s new title Dragon Dentist to the UK, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
The first part of the two part Dragon Dentist will be available on Crunchyroll on Saturday 18th February at 21:45 UTC / GMT.
It was originally part of the Japan Animator Expo.
The title is by Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara, it's best know for doing Rebuild of Evangelion movies. Just so you know, this story focuses on a dentist for dragons, rather than a dragon that is a dentist.
Press release as follows:
Glasgow, UK February 17, 2017 – Anime Limited are excited to announce partnering with Crunchyroll to simulcast Studio Khara’s latest work Dragon Dentist. It will be amongst the first platforms to stream the work practically simultaneously with the Japanese broadcast – and only available on Crunchyroll.
Dragon Dentist will be available to watch on Crunchyroll not only in the UK and Ireland, but also in Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Anime Limited is also excited to announce all rights for Dragon Dentist for the UK and Ireland and will release it on home video at a later date. Anime Limited also expect to release it theatrically later this year as well. More details to follow.
About Dragon Dentist
The story takes place in Dragon Country.
Nonoko, the heroine, is a newly appointed dentist who protects the dragon, the guardian of the country, from tooth cavity bacteria.
One day, amid increasingly fierce battles against the neighboring country, she finds an unconscious boy soldier from the enemy country on the dragon’s tooth. His name is Bell, and he has been "resurrected" from within the tooth by the dragon, a supernatural phenomenon that legend says occurs before a major disaster.
Bell is confused about his situation. Nonoko cheers him up and takes him on as a dragon dentist. Suddenly the two face an unexpected and tremendous explosion that gives rise to countless tooth decaying bacteria.
As they face a series of fierce battles, Nonoko and Bell eventually learn to accept their fate.
This fantasy adventure, created on an epic scale like never before, will keep viewers thrilled and enamored!
Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited says: "I’m very excited to be able to bring Dragon Dentist to anime fans here in the UK, Ireland & Scandinavia. Ever since I first saw the short film as part of Studio Khara’s Japan Animator Expo at Scotland Loves Anime, I’ve wanted to see this expanded into a feature. And now, we get to follow this story over two 45 minute features! We’re very excited to partner with Crunchyroll to bring this exciting feature to fans day and date with the Japanese broadcast. I am very much looking forward to watching it this weekend!"
The first part of Dragon Dentist will be available to enjoy on Crunchyroll on Saturday 18, February at 21:45 GMT.