, Doragon Hāfu?
) is a manga
created by Ryūsuke Mita
and serialized in Monthly Dragon Magazine
from 1988 to 1994. It was adapted into a two episode anime OVA
series in 1993. ADV Films
licensed the anime series in North America
The story follows Mink, a half human
teenage girl on a quest for a potion which will turn her into a full human so that she can win the love of the legendary dragon slayer Dick Saucer. In the manga, in order to get the potion, she must slay Azetodeth, the greatest demon in the land.
The story (which is a parody of the Dungeons and Dragons
) is very tongue-in-cheek, and pokes fun at a number of anime clichés
most notably its overuse of super deformation
and its wide range of genres
in a similar way to anime such as Excel Saga
. Much of the manga contains references to role-playing games
and occasionally either other manga or anything that begins with the word 'dragon'.
Ryūsuke Mita's favorite animal is the dragon. As a result, several dragons play an important role in the manga, most notably Mana and her father, Titan.