Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan Anime Gets New Opening Song
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official Twitter account for the original television anime Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan (Hisone to Masotan) announced on Friday that Riko Fukutomo is performing a new opening theme song "Shōjo wa Ano Sora ni Madō" (The Girl is Puzzled by That Sky). The song debuted in the anime's eighth episode on Thursday, and is a version of Fukutomo's first opening song "Shōjo wa Ano Sora wo Wataru" (The Girl Crosses That Sky) with modified lyrics. The opening credits sequence also has different animation, showing the Natsume Misumi character who debuted in the episode. Fukutomo voices the character.
The show premiered on April 12 on Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and Gifu Broadcasting. The show is 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.