Reiji Oozora is a completely lazy bum. He's the 'tardy champion' at school, a terrible student and he gives up on everything! Unable to stand seeing her childhood friend waste away his youth, Maiko Yukino introduces Reiji to a virtual-reality game called 'Dragon Drive', a fighting game in which players are partnered with dragons and then fight each other in a virtual-reality city.
Will Reiji's underachieving personality and a less than spectacular looking dragon be enough to take on the strongest players and dragons in the world? Chances are likely he'll fail miserably... But maybe this time, Reiji's finally found something he won't give up on!