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Disney's Live-Action/Anime Dragons of Wonderhatch Project Unveils More Cast & Staff Including Production I.G

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Kenjiro Tsuda, Shunsuke Takeuchi join cast of anime segments

Disney revealed two new cast members and more staff for its hybrid live-action/anime fantasy adventure project Dragons of Wonderhatch (Wonderhatch -Sora-Tobu Ryū no Shima-) on Wednesday, and also revealed that Production I.G will produce the anime portion of the project.


The new cast members will perform in the anime portion of the project, and include (Note: Character name romanizations are not official.):

Kenjirō Tsuda as Gyro, a feared dragon rider that has the world of Upananta in his grip

Shunsuke Takeuchi as Gafin, Tyme's dragon who also ventures with him in the real world


Disney also revealed the character reference sheet for main characters Tyme and Akuta.




Kyōta Fujimoto, Takamasa Ōe, and Anna Kawahara are writing the scripts for the project, and Teruhisa Yamamoto, Hitoshi Itou, and Hideyuki Wakuta as the producers. C & I Entertainment (live-action Rurouni Kenshin, Tokyo Zombie films) is credited as the production company.

The live-action segments depict the "real world" while the anime segments depict another world where dragons live. Disney+ will stream the anime in winter 2023.

The main leads are Nagi, a high school girl in the real world, and Tyme, a boy who lives in another world where dragonriders hear the cries of dragons and communicate with them. Film actress Sena Nakajima plays Nagi, and film actor Daiken Okudaira (live-action Insomniacs After School) plays Tyme. Yoshito Emmanuelle plays Nagi's friend Son, and Mackenyu Arata plays the dragonrider Akuta.




Kentarō Hagiwara (live-action Tokyo Ghoul film) is directing the project after spending five years developing it, and Takashi Otsuka (Precure franchise, One Piece Stampede) is directing the anime segments. Posuka Demizu (The Promised Neverland (manga) is drafting the original character designs and concept art.

Source: Comic Natalie

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