FEATURE: Seto Kaiba's English VA Rates Awesome Anime Dragons

How do magical reptiles of the non-Blue Eyes White Dragon variety measure up in Eric Stuart's estimation?

Seto Kaiba is confronted by a Blue-Eyes White Dragon summoned by the Duel Machine in a scene from Episode 54 of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV anime.

 

The Internet is full of ancient wisdom in the form of lists and rankings of all sorts of adorable animals (cats, dogs, otters, etc.), so Crunchyroll decided to add to this treasure trove of knowledge by interviewing voice actor Eric Stuart — who plays mega-corporation owner/Blue-Eyes White Dragon enthusiast Seto Kaiba in the English-language dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! — and asked him to rate a handful of dragons from other anime properties. The resulting video (below) is both educational and enlightening.

 

 

In rapid succession, Stuart assigns a passing/failing grade (and in some cases, a numerical value on a scale of 1-10) to chaos-dragon-turned-housemaid Tohru from Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, wish-granting Shenlong from Dragon Ball, master shapeshifter Frederica from Chaika -The Coffin Princess-, pint-sized prince Momonosuke from One Piece, and of course the unparalleled Blue-Eyes White Dragon from Yu-Gi-Oh!. In the process, Stuart comments on each dragon's combat prowess and whether he thinks they're up to Kaiba's exacting Dueling standards or not.

 

There's no shortage of anime dragons to choose from. I'm curious where the exquisitely illustrated but largely immobile dragons from Record of Lodoss War or the friendly wyrmlings from The Ancient Magus' Bride would fall on a list like this.

 

Which anime dragons didn't make it on this list? How would you rank them? Let us know in the comments section below!

 

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Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

 

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