I remember that back in like 2005 there was an anime in a tv station in my country (Mexico) about some dudes that rode Dragons and were like guardians of something (they had cardinal directions, so there was like the guardian of the north, east, south and west).
They had their fights and stuff and I remember that:
- one of the characters (I think it was a secondary character that was royalty or something) had a feline pet that was overpowered and wrecked the protagonists at some point
- one of the bad guys was kind of like a jester and used a needle sword or something
- one of the guardians rode a flying turtle instead of a dragon
- I think it ends with some dudes reading the story of the main characters in a circle (but I may we wrong on that)
I saw it in spanish.