Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan Theme Song Performer Riko Fukumoto Joins Anime's Cast

posted on by Karen Ressler
Character to appear in next week's episode

The official Twitter account for the original television anime Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan (Hisone to Masotan) announced on Thursday that the anime's opening theme song performer Riko Fukumoto will also voice a character in the series. Fukumoto's character is Natsume Misumi, a girl who wears a sailor suit and holds a key to the story. The character will appear first in the anime's eighth episode on June 1.

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. Netflix is hosting a placeholder page outside of Japan but has not yet announced an international release date.

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.

Source: Hisone to Masotan Anime's Twitter

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