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Roughly one-third of the Dragonaut cast. The other two thirds are breasts.

Real dragons have curves.

Jin Kamishima is going to go on a journey to the stars with his family, until the rocket is caught in a sudden accident. Only Jin is saved. Several years later, he meets up with a mysterious girl named Toa and finds himself getting involved into the actions of International Solarsystem Development Agency, or ISDA, and their unit called the Dragonauts. These Dragonauts, by forming a bonding with one of the dragon eggs that appeared on Earth in a ceremony called the Resonance, gain both a friend and a pilot to fight against the planet of Thanatos that has mysteriously appeared. Jin and Toa, along with newly born dragon Gio, find themselves involved in this.

No, it is NOT affiliated with The World of Darkness, no matter how much the title looks like it.


Dragonaut: The Resonance provides examples of:

  • Author Appeal: Makoto Uno illustrated the original character designs for this series so that explains two things.
  • Assimilation Plot: Thanatos's ultimate solution.
  • Bad Moon Rising: Thanatos, which is also a giant dragon.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: At least twice, in fights between Gio and Garnet.
  • Battle Butler: Amadeus, Sieglinde's personal butler and dragon.
  • Beach Episode:
    • On the Moon. Sure, why not.
    • And again, on Mars. This episode takes place only a few miles from the enemy's base—the same base that heroes just escaped from a few moments earlier. Said enemies are also pursuing the heroes. Oh well! Plenty of time to strip and play in the mine shaft sewer!
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  • Boobs of Steel: Garnet, who has the largest chest of the female characters and does most of her fighting in close quarters
  • Bridge Bunnies: Ryouko, Saki and Megumi, the ISDA trio. Besides the standard Bridge Bunny duties, they also handle the Post-Episode Trailer.
  • Buxom Is Better: All eyes are on Machina when she and Akira are walking around in the spa resort looking for Jin and Toa in swimsuits. Akira, notices the attention, looks at Machina's large chest and looks her flat chest, and sighs in disappointment.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Halfway through the series Thanatos sends a dragon to Earth which is barely repelled by all the Dragonauts working together and the use of a ridiculously powerful bomb. In the finale Thanatos sends swarms of them, and the Dragonauts are easily able to wipe out hundreds of them. Of course, since Thanatos had sent one for every person on Earth, the only thing this accomplishes is for them to be seen fighting the invading dragons, giving them some good PR.
  • Damsel in Distress: Toa, perhaps a little more often than she should be.
  • Diving Save: Akira resulting in a fatal wound at the hands of Garnet as he's Taking the Bullet.
  • Dragon Rider: The ISDA Dragonauts ride shapechanging dragons though they have conformal cockpit modules to cope with things like breathing in deep space.
  • The Dragon: Garnet, in that she's Ashim's right-hand woman and an actual dragon.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: In reverse. Toa's known Jin less than a day (and probably talked to him for less than two hours) before she's taking bullets for him, stating her love and making promises to come back for him like she's known him for years.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Kazuki. His scar-patch only makes it look like he's wearing a thong on his head.
  • Fanservice: Unusually, this featured cheesecake AND beefcake.
    • Megumi lampshades this by pointing out how nice it is to be in zero-gravity when you have a rack like hers.
  • Finger-Tenting: Prince Ashim.
  • Gainaxing: Impossible to avoid considering the chest size of some of the characters but Episode 5 deserves special mentioning. How Garnet Avoided a Wardrobe Malfunction the for the whole episode is a mystery.
  • If I Can't Have You...: Asim to Toa and Kazuki to Gio.
  • Important Haircut: Kazuki, not that it makes him look any more menacing.
  • Line-of-Sight Name:
    • Toa got her name from a bracelet belonging to Jin's sister Ai, which was broken in the accident that killed her and the rest of his family (that she caused.) It originally had "To Ai" engraved on it, but read "To A" when she found it.
    • Gio got his name because Kazuki saw his designation number G10 and mistakenly read it as Gio.
  • Meganekko/Paper-Thin Disguise: Toa during the several months living incognito with Jin and Gio.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Okay, well he did get blown up in the process, but Kazuki's complaining about what turns out to be a small scar (thanks to the Dragons functioning as pretty good Meat Shields) falls under this.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: This series is an ecchi action sci-fi mecha romance series containing alien robot human-shapeshifting dragons. It also has a bit of Mystery Horror in the start, Slice of Life in the middle and drama at the end. Yup, just like that.
  • Obliviously Beautiful: Machina and Akira are looking for the main characters in a spa resort. Machina doesn't realize that every male there has their eyes on her. Akira, who's less curvaceous and more body-conscious, does notice and sighs in disappointment about her figure.
  • The Ojou: Sieglinde, as Amadeus helpfully reminds you. Constantly.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Dragons gliding IN SPACE. Sure, why not.
  • Personality Swap— Some Applied Phlebotinum (Lightning Can Do Anything) in the Bonus Episode episode causes all the dragons to have their personalities reversed. Amadeus becomes lazy, Machina becomes a delinquent (meaning Yuko Goto gets to act closer to how she really is), Garnet becomes submissive, Gio and Widow are making jokes and Howling Star is a coward. Otohime, being The Generic Guy, does not have any personality change, and is distressed about it. Toa, however, turns herself into a flirty catgirl.
  • Rival Turned Evil: Kazuki subverts it since the rivalry with Jin over Gio was only in his mind.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Akira and Machina. Which makes it even more heart-wrenching when Akira is killed literally moments after pretty much stating this outright. Although, in the end their spirits fly away together, smiling with the knowledge that dragons and humans can finally live in peace. The implication seems to be that dragons continue to exist after death.
  • We Named the Monkey "Jack": Amadeus is named after Sieglinde's dog from when she was a kid.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Kazuki and Jin started out as friends. Jin was forced to drop out of the program they were both working in during an accident which ultimately resulted in Kazuki's Dragon rejecting him and accepting Jin. When Kazuki finally gets a Dragon and ends up fighting Jin, he gets badly scarred, causing him to hate Jin even more.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Prince Ashim fits the bill to a T, being quite the sadist and wants to disprove The Power of Love.
  • You, Get Me Coffee: Done to Megumi in the middle of a dramatic moment, with two of the Bridge Bunnies being assigned important duties while she is told to get coffee. She's not happy about it.


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