Dragon Half – MarzGurl

This 24-year-old anime OVA has a fan following to this day and is getting fresh attention this year. What about it has people coming back?

About MarzGurl

MarzGurl, a.k.a. Kaylyn Saucedo, is an Internet animation and gaming personality, known primarily for her work on Channel Awesome (home of other famed internet personalities such as The Nostalgia Critic and Linkara) and Screenwave Media (YouTube multi-channel network that hosts James Rolfe a.k.a. The Angry Video Game Nerd, Brentalfloss, and Team Four Star). She is also a former Crunchyroll news writer. She rose to fame for her in-depth, introspective, and satirical review videos for subjects such as dollar bin straight-to-video animation to the works of legendary animators such as Ralph Bakshi and Don Bluth, the former of who recognized and commended her work on his Twitter. She also runs her own thriving Twitch channel where she and her partner JoshKnightThe1st, a.k.a. Joshua Saucedo, produce the weekly nerd culture podcast Beyond The Black Rims. In 2015, she released her first feature length film “Farewell, FamiKamen Rider” which she co-produced, co-wrote, and co-directed with JoshKnightTheFirst. The film is a conclusion to the FamiKamen Rider web-series produced by late Internet personality Justin Carmical, a.k.a. JewWario, to whom the film is dedicated.

In recent years, MarzGurl has expanded her activities beyond the Internet realm to include live appearances at conventions. She has hosted panels at Anime Expo, MAGFest, Oni-Con, and many others. Her panels cover a wide variety of topics from animation, to Japanese culture, to her own work and the work of Channel Awesome. She has also become known for her widely popular Nerf Wars, where attendees compete in a variety of Nerf games in an environment designated by the event.

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5 Comments on "Dragon Half – MarzGurl"

Chicken Puppet

Cool review +1 for being familiar with Namco’s Mappy!

Look at those beautiful hand painted backgrounds. While I think Anime today looks amazing and probably better overall than ever before…there is something to be said for pure hand-drawn and painted cell art.


Yup.. a really great game.


And another manga to go on the to-be-bought list.


Seems like I need to buy Dragon Half manga when it’s out.


I saw this when it first came out on video (VHS) and I immediately fell in love with it.

Here was a anime that wasn’t overly serious and full of itself.
Instead, it was light hearted and rather comical.

I especially loved how the art style bounced from heavy detailed to symplified.

It was a definite influence on me as an artist and animator.