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Iryuu - Team Medical Dragon  
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From Etc:
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.

Note: Won the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga in 2005.


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

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v.20 c.160 by Outerworld Scans (95d ago)
v.20 c.159 by Outerworld Scans (152d ago)
v.20 c.158 by Outerworld Scans (201d ago)
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25 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (515 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.48 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 24th 2016, 10:00am PST



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shocking first chapter   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by haru47773
July 26th, 2009, 2:10am
i was kind of misled when i first read chap1 but there are no more traces of it as the story progresses, except that the vulgar attitude of asada still remains lol. anyway i've only read 2 promising medical story manga with nice art which are this one and Saijou no Meii. right now, TMD is still better for me primarily because i've been reading this one since the ancient times (exaggeration, i think it was around 2005).

... Last updated on July 26th, 2009, 2:11am
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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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Reply to Yuri21   
Rating: N/A
by canucks
May 25th, 2009, 11:26pm
Actually, the later volumes (16+)reveal much more characterization as each of the original "bad guys" become much more rounded, each with their failures, their lives, their ideals. Redemption might be too strong a word, but at least they incorporate much more than "refusal to do good". In fact, the simplest way to show such development is by showing their lives outside of the politics and pressures of work - which in my opinion were brilliantly shown. This manga lost my interest in the mid volumes but has came back with a vengeance by filling up all the holes and much more.
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Not too bad...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
April 26th, 2009, 11:40am
TMD has a decent amount of medical background and information, mixed with a certain level of comedy. The characterisation is okay, it's neither intense or shoddy, just somewhere in between.

While the over-the-top dramatization might turn some off, the pacing is pretty decent and stays quite even. The art is quite good and stays fairly consistent. The various characters, even the surgeries and other medical issues are drawn quite well.

My problem, though, is that it's still fairly flashy and tends to jump to conclusions by impressions like "I'm the hero of this story. 'Cos someone's goals are in collusion with me, he's the evil baddie. And oh... anyone else who disapproves of my methods is an evil baddie too unless it's some character who'll turn to my side sooner or later." But that's not how medical conundrums come about or are solved, though.

Note: For those who're looking for a light medical drama with some comedy, this should cover your needs. However, if you're looking for a manga which has an in-depth and gray-faceted approach to the many moral conundrums of medical issues, you might want to try Say Hello to Black Jack.

... Last updated on April 26th, 2009, 12:01pm
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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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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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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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This ain't your kids manga   
Rating: N/A
by Mierten
July 15th, 2008, 9:48pm
You'll get taken for a rollercoaster ride of office politics. At a hospital, office politics means more than just who gets the better office. Each person acts in their own best interest even when their actions are wrong or could even be considered evil.
ETC has taken over the project. Perhaps chapters will be more forthcoming.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by o0James0o
July 4th, 2008, 2:09pm
this is among one of the most awesome realistic serious manga ive ever read.... but the thing that sucks is that i started readin this since like 8 months ago... yet theres only been like 4 chapters or so released durin that whole time.... i wish the group would get to work.... but o beggars cant be choosers... anyways.... this manga is awesome.... highly recommended...
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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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