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Dragon Pilot - Hisone and Masotan Anime Listed on Netflix

posted on by Karen Ressler

Netflix is hosting a placeholder page for original television anime Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan (Hisone to Masotan). The anime's official website announced on Monday that the series will stream on Netflix in Japan as it airs on television, but Netflix has not yet announced an international release date.

The show premiered at night on Thursday (effectively Friday morning) on Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and Gifu Broadcasting. It also began streaming on Netflix in Japan.

In the show's story, straightforward and innocent Hisone Amakasu is a Self-Defense Force rookie stationed at the Air Self-Defense Force's Gifu Base. She struggles with the fact that she sometimes hurts people unintentionally by her innocent words and decides to join the Air Self-Defence Force, hoping to maintain a certain distance from people. This decision leads her to a fateful encounter that profoundly changes her life. Hisone meets the "OTF" (Organic Transformed Flyer) dragon hidden in the base, and it chooses Hisone as its pilot. When it soars into the sky with Hisone, her fate as a dragon pilot is decided. It is said that dragons have a key to the future of the world...

Gainax co-founder and Shin Godzilla co-director Shinji Higuchi is supervising the anime for Warner Brothers. Hiroshi Kobayashi (Kiznaiver) is directing the anime at BONES, and Mari Okada (The Anthem of the Heart, anohana) is writing the anime. Higuchi noted that he, BONES, and Okada created the original story concept together.

[Via WTK]

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