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  • Drama: Iryu Team Medical Dragon
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 618 users)
  • Ranked: #323
  • Popularity: #1709
  • Members: 1,272

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Iryu Team Medical Dragon (2006)

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Ratings: 8.4/10 from 618 users
# of Members: 1,272
Reviews: 2 users
Ranked #323
Popularity #1709
Members 618

Ryutaro Asada, a renegade but brilliant surgeon, was being framed for a misdiagnosis and let go by the North Japanese Hospital. He went into exile and lived in a seaside shack when he was visited by Akira Kato, assistant professor of the Faculty of Cardiac Surgery at Meishin University Medical Hospital.
Despite being a female doctor, Akira managed to become an assistant professor. She was ambitious and set her goal to bepromoted to full professor by succeeding in a surgery using the Batista technique — an extremely difficult type of heart surgery — and to write a paper on it. A year ago, Akira witnessed Ryutaro's skills when he was an NGO doctor and was impressed enough to seek his assistance in the Batista technique.
This drama exposed the difficulties encountered in the rigid Japanese medical professions in treating patients whereby decisions made were based more on protecting the hospitals than the patients.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Apr 13, 2006 - Jun 29, 2006
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 618 users)
  • Ranked: #323
  • Popularity: #1709
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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8 people found this review helpful
Jun 10, 2013
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
one of the best drama i ever seen

if you watch the first episode you will start the second until you finish it. the story will let you start the next episode. you will be too excited to watch it as fast as possible.

the story amazing and the acting/casts are suitable for this drama, the reaction and the way of acting is really amazing.

The music/background music is really great and the ending song also fit in this drama.

you will be addicted to this drama from the first episode, i even watched 4 ~ 5 episodes without any break...

rewatch the drama ?
i don't like to rewatch them, but if it's this drama, i will do it.

This applies to all Iryu Team Medical Dragon seasons

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3 people found this review helpful
Mar 23, 2015
Overall 8.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
Iryu Team Medical Dragon was a highly enjoyable Japanese Medical Drama.
The cast is superb and each member of 'Team Dragon' brought both a different personality and skill set to the team which made it extremely interesting to watch.
The operations were tense and exciting, although admittedly as I am squeamish there were times that I had to look away, even though I knew it was not real. The story line was interesting, if not a little unrealistic, but compared to the following seasons not as over the top.
What really stood about this drama was the soundtrack. It has an amazing soundtrack that can be spiritual, exciting and dramatic depending on the situation. It really helps bring an extra dimension to each scene and turns it into a more outstanding drama.
Overall I recommend this drama to people who are fans of the medical genre or just want to watch a good quality Japanese drama.

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