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Iryuu - Team Medical Dragon  
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Dr. Katou is an ambitious woman who seeks to revolutionize the corrupt and inefficient Japanese medical system from within by becoming a professor in a teaching hospital. She enlists a maverick surgeon, Dr. Asada Ryuutarou, to help her with research that would catapult her to a professorship should they succeed and publish. However, Asada's refusal to conform to the system soon threatens to destroy not only her plans but her entire career. Katou is prepared to do anything, including going along with the system, in order to achieve her end goal, but she begins to question whether she has gone too far as Asada's actions bring many of the system's shortcomings to light.

This manga received the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga in 2005.


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Associated Names
อิริว ทีมดราก้อน คุณหมอหัวใจแกร่ง
醫龍Team Medical Dragon
Medical Dragon
Team Medical Dragon

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LiVelY sCaNs
Noblesse Oblige

Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.146 by LiVelY sCaNs (31d ago)
v.18 c.145 by LiVelY sCaNs (45d ago)
v.18 c.144 by LiVelY sCaNs (60d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (456 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.57 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 1st 2014, 7:21am PST



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Big Comic Superior (Shogakukan)

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Weekly Pos #753 increased(+22)
Monthly Pos #974 decreased(-279)
3 Month Pos #698 decreased(-332)
6 Month Pos #361 decreased(-53)

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by ns2np5
March 22nd, 2012, 5:26pm
Almost none of the characters in this manga is given background, we have no idea what motivates them, why they do what they do. Asada he's a gold hearted genius who can and will do anything to save someone even if he might die because of it. I might find it easier to believe if only we were provided some backstory on Asada but I'm well on vol.22 and the only thing I know of him is he used to work at North Japan U and some NGO mission in a (presumably) third world country. Every single case is just an opportunity for the mangaka to show off what an awesome surgeon Asada is. And other characters are just there to play second fiddle to Asada and let him do whatever he wants. And the most annoying thing is, whatever it is he does is always right. The only character that holds her stance is Kato and I would have thrown this long time ago if it weren't for her.
Even the one background given is hard to believe:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Gunji realized that he doesn't hate Asada, actually the reason he's been doing all those things he did is to be noticed by Asada (the fujoshi in me saw it as yaoi-ish)
and it came out of nowhere.
Considering the promising start this manga has turned out to be a big disappointment.

... Last updated on March 22nd, 2012, 5:29pm
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Akatsubaki
August 10th, 2009, 11:34pm
I like this manga.
This is... I hardly described it. Mature, intrigue n politics, morality, drama, cool n awesome main char (Dr.Asada tee hee, i want him), nah.... no complain.
I read the manga and already watched the dorama. I like both.

... Last updated on August 10th, 2009, 11:38pm
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Too dramatic at start   
Rating: N/A
by BimboSilly
November 7th, 2008, 5:57pm
For the first few chaptesr, Every moment is like a dan!dan!dan! - without the gimmicks, its a good purpose manga with some good concepts but medical profession and miracles seem a bit trivialized by such drama...m a kid of two docs so I have a respect for medical profession but this really is like ....too flashy..but I guess by mid volume 2, it gets into a slower pace which is good..

... Last updated on November 7th, 2008, 6:50pm
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Really good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jnatsumi
March 4th, 2013, 5:53pm
The plot is addictive. I rather liked how the human aspects of being a doctor is shown here. It's full of goody stuff that seinen should have: the pain, the aspirations, struggle against the system, drama, love, jealousy, human weaknesses, etc.
I thought the character development is kinda slow... But it's there, alright. Just takes some times.
Each character has their moment of fame: their past actions and motivations, why they are the way they are now. It's real cool. Asada's character however remained mostly a mystery.

The only thing I have a problem with is the art... It really scares me sometimes. It's rather rough looking and sometimes monstrous. I don't like looking at it, but well... Once in a while, when the content is good, I'd endure it.

... Last updated on March 5th, 2013, 2:43pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by eschiver
May 29th, 2008, 3:37am
Been looking something similar to GTO and this is it with some spice of seriousness instead of humor. Art is excellent. Characterization is quite balanced with plot. Can't wait for more releases.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Ser3n
May 25th, 2008, 12:41pm
This is an awesome series! Hope someone'll devote himself to scanlate this^^
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Rating: N/A
by RiderFan
September 17th, 2008, 5:11pm
I thought I'd never come across another manga that addict like Monster. The occasional fanservice, the seedy underbelly of hospital politics, the medical information! It's like House MD and Great Teacher Onizuka rolled up into one package!
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Saijou no mei< Team medical dragon   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kiron216
July 25th, 2009, 10:07pm
Great manga written by an actual doctor. I wish people would stop putting down sajou no meii but there's no question TMD is better.

For those of you who can identify with this review I'll list my favorite mangas.

One piece, Hajime no Ippo, The world god only knows,TMD, Yakitate Japan!!, saije no mei, GTO, detective conan, H2O, The Breaker, biomega, Majin Tantei Nougami Nuero, midori no hibi, with the last three being debatable.

There are others but I can't remember them right now.

... Last updated on November 24th, 2009, 7:12pm
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i love it   
Rating: N/A
by ahch84
May 12th, 2008, 8:10am
apart from the gorgeous art, this plot is also very realistic and engaging. no offense, but i really hope that some group could continue scanlate the series
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Great manga, or GREATEST manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Juicifer
July 24th, 2008, 1:09am
uhhhh im going to have to go with GREATEST manga.... seriously

this manga has so many good things: ecchi elements, the occasional boob action, interesting characters, badass story, realism (as far as mangas go), and interesting medical insight... all of this cool shit is blended together into a great manga.

in all seriousness, if you are considering reading this manga, stop considering and read it, you wont be disappointed
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