Netflix Original Anime “Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan” Preview

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Dropping on 21st of September on Netflix here is our preview to one of Netflix’s latest anime series acquisitions, “Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan”. The new series is written by Mari Okada and animated by Bones Inc. 

The series follows the adventures of rookie pilot Hisone and her OTF (Organic Transformed Flyer) Dragon Masotan. After being chosen by Masotan to be his pilot Hisone and Masotan ascend to the skies. Amongst the legends of the world, Masotan’s Dragon species could be the key to unlocking the future of the world.

The Cast

Currently, there is no confirmation if Netflix is producing an English Dub for this series and on the streaming service only the Japanese cast is being advertised as starring, so fans of the English Dub may have to wait for Netflix to produce a Dub themselves. Don’t let it deter you from viewing though, below is the list cast in the lead roles and some surprisingly you may recognize!

Hisone is voiced by Misaki Kuno, not the first time she has voiced a lead character in an Anime series she lent her voice to other anime characters such as Niko in Kiznaiver, Hawk the Pig Captain of scraps in Netflix’s Seven Deadly Sins and Shio Koube in Happy Sugar Life.

Tomoyo Kurosawa is the voice of Nao Kaizaki, she has seen a lot of success in the industry and has voiced such characters as Tina Sprout in Black Bullet and Itsuki in Yuuki Yuna is a Hero.

A veteran in the industry Kaori Nazuka is the voice of Mayumi, her most notable roles are the Heroine in Amnesia, Tsubaki from Soul Eater and even in a supporting her role probably the most well known of the 3 is Mt. Lady in My Hero Academia.

From left to right: Ririko, Eri, Hisone, Nao (Bottom Right) and Mayumi

 Episode Guide & Theme Song

The first season will have a 12 episode run, with episodes lasting around 24 minutes long. All episodes will be on Netflix all at once from September 21st in every region with the exception of Netflix Japan.

Episode Number and Title Orignal Air Date
1. It is insane April 13, 2018
2. I name the dragon Masotan April 20, 2018
3. Take responsibility, would you? April 27, 2018
4. Those guys have come over to Gifu May 4, 2018
5. Who likes to be disliked May 11, 2018
6. I will call your name May 18, 2018
7. Kingdom of Love May 25, 2018
8. Limited time offer! Spicy granny flavor June 1, 2018
9. Eeeeeeeeeek! June 8, 2018
10. Melty Love June 15, 2018
11. Montparnasse sky and scum girl June 22, 2018
12. Invincible us June 29, 2018

The Opening theme song in English translates as “The Girl that crosses that Sky”, the music was composed by Taisei Iwasaki, performed by Riko Fukutomo and features the lyrics written by Mari Okada. Mari Okada is a very gifted scriptwriter to which she won an award at the 16th Animation Kobe for her work, her most notable work has appeared in animes such as Vampire Knight, Kiznaiver and the Lost Village.

The theme song is one of the best I’ve heard in a long time, full of hope and adventure while beautifully performed by Riko Fukutomo at only 17 years of age has a bright future ahead of her.


Can we expect a season 2?

The anime itself even before its release on Netflix appears to be somewhat popular with the Anime community and depending on the reception it receives upon its release will really drive Netflix to go back to Studio Bones and request another season, as the series doesn’t have any source material to work from seeing as this Anime is not based upon any known Manga.

That’s all we know so far about season 1 but if you’re looking for more Netflix Original anime in the meantime, check out our listings.

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.