Not to be confused with Dragon Pink.Dragon Half is a seven volumeEcchi fantasy manga, starring the titular half-human, half-dragon teenage girl Mink. It was made into a two-episode gonzo comedy anime. Basically, the story is an Affectionate Parody of fantasy as a genre, with plenty of Fanservice and self-referential humor.Mink goes on a grand adventure as she pursues the man of her dreams, singing idol Dick Saucer. Unfortunately for Mink, Dick Saucer is a dragonslayer as well as a singer... and further complicating Mink's pursuit of the studly Saucer is Princess Vina, the daughter of the king, who also desires his attention. While a powerful sorceress, the princess has an unfortunate tendency (inherited from her mother) to turn into small blob of intelligent slime at inopportune times.Prodded by his daughter and seeking revenge on Mink's father (a royal dragonslayer who "betrayed" the king by running off and marrying the dragon he was supposed to slay), the king sets several plots in motion against her, including sending out as an assassin a brain-dead, underfed knight who stores his lightsaber in his head; and hiring Saucer himself to slay the "disguised" dragon. Ultimately, Mink overcomes these obstacles, and finds herself competing in a fighter's tournament just for a chance to meet her idol.Although the anime is mostly silly, the manga is both silly and epic. It also features some very strong Art Evolution.
Laxative Prank: Rosario attempts this on Mink... who passes it onto Saucer.
Let's Get Dangerous: After being a lecherous butt monkey for the entire run of the manga, Mink's father effortlessly kills one of the most dangerous enemies in the series in one hit when it makes the mistake of trying to take his wife hostage.
The Load: Rufa, played for humor. She usually doesn't bother to attack or do anything at all helpful. When she does use her magic she inevitably hits Mink instead of the monster, and it isn't always an accident.
Medium Awareness: Characters occasionally remark that they are in a comic strip. Vulcante in particular knows he can't attack Mink yet as it's the end of the chapter and claims he can't be a minor character, as he gets a dramatic closeup at the top of the page.
In the anime, during his fight with Mink, Dug Fin claims he's seeking revenge for something Mink did, and she tells him that those scenes were edited out. He pulls out a VCR and a copy of the tape and watches it.
Plot Hole: Parodied with everything regarding Dug Fin, capped by this immortal line:
Dug Fin:I don't care about story continuity, I'm going to kill you anyway!
Prophecy Twist: Mink is told that if she undergoes a second ecdysis, a horrific monster will appear. Everyone assumes that Mink will turn into said monster. Instead, the monster appears as a birthmark on Mink's butt.
Schmuck Bait: Adverted. The king lays a trap for Mink that involves placing Dick Saucer concert tickets on the ground to trigger the trap. When Mink finds the tickets though, she assumes some poor girl dropped the tickets and refuses to take them.
Tranquillizer Dart: Rosario shoots Mink with a knockout dart and she instantly falls. Then Rosario puts two more darts into her right away, setting up a gag where he and the king think Mink died from the overdose. Strangely, at first Rosario accidentally inhaled and got the dart stuck in his tongue, but nothing ever came of this.