Released Year : July 4, 2002 to March 27, 2003
No of Episodes : 38
Genre : Action,Adventure,Comedy,Fantasy,School,Sci-Fi,Shounen
Plot : Oozora Reiji isn't a lazy boy, he's just terribly unmotivated; all the clubs and activities he's joined don't interest him for long. That is, of course, until his best friend Yukino takes him to a underground arcade where an unbelievable virtual reality game is played - Dragon Drive - in which players fight each other with virtual dragons. Reiji ends up throwing all he's got into training a dragon so rare that the Dragon Drive staff are baffled. But soon Reiji learns that Dragon Drive isn't all it seems, and he might be the only one who can save an entire world from evil. (Source: ANN)
Our Review : So this show is about a boy who's a screw-up. He will get an awesome dragon. He will fight and win.
This is generally what an anime should and is, right? Right.
So at first I just thought to myself, "Jeez, what a Sunday show..." but over time it really grew on me. (Plus... Chibi's really cute) The plotline is strayed a bit from the manga by adding a few new characters. I think the new characters added a little spice to the show.
Also characters weren't as predictable as any other anime. None of them really had any big secret past lives.
The music composed was mediocre but a bit soothing.
All in all I think I would conclude this by saying to start with the manga first. Also because the manga has a sequel. ;)