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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.

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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Latest Release(s)
v.20 c.161-162 by Outerworld Scans 3 months ago
v.20 c.160 by Outerworld Scans 6 months ago
v.20 c.159 by Outerworld Scans 8 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (516 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.48 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 24th 2016, 10:00am PST



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Big Comic Superior (Shogakukan)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #488 increased(+73)
Monthly Pos #1028 increased(+76)
3 Month Pos #1207 decreased(-268)
6 Month Pos #931 decreased(-138)
Year Pos #837 decreased(-32)

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On 2543 reading lists
On 1073 wish lists
On 114 completed lists
On 94 unfinished lists
On 398 custom lists

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Iryuu as slice of life ? over 2 years ago
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Oh my God   
Rating: N/A
by Q-pillowcase-Q
February 17th, 2010, 10:14am
I was in love with this manga when I First read it last year, and I thought i would never be able to get back into this awesome manga, because i waited for the new chapter.
But when I read the new chapter today, i was hooked back onto it again ;; n ;; <3~
Team Medical Dragon is my favourite manga, and I don't really think anything can beat it
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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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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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Rating: N/A
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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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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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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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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