Netflix Original Anime ‘Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan’ Preview

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Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan on Netflix

Arriving on Netflix on the 21st of September is the preview to one of Netflix’s latest anime series acquisitions, Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan. This new series is penned by Mari Okada and brought to life by the animation studio Bones Inc.

The narrative centers around the rookie pilot Hisone and her OTF (Organic Transformed Flyer) Dragon, Masotan. Selected by Masotan to be his pilot, Hisone and Masotan take to the skies. Within the legends of their world, Masotan’s dragon species might hold the key to the future.

The Cast

As of now, there’s no confirmation from Netflix regarding an English Dub for the series. Currently, only the Japanese cast is highlighted on the streaming platform, meaning fans who prefer English Dub may need to wait for Netflix to produce one. Despite this, here’s a look at the leading cast members, some of whom you might find familiar!

Misaki Kuno voices Hisone, a role not unfamiliar to her, having lent her voice to 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.

Nao Kaizaki is voiced by Tomoyo Kurosawa, a notable actress in the industry who has voiced characters like Tina Sprout in Black Bullet and Itsuki in Yuuki Yuna is a Hero.

The experienced Kaori Nazuka voices Mayumi, known for her roles as the Heroine in Amnesia, Tsubaki from Soul Eater, and, in a supporting role, Mt. Lady in My Hero Academia.

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

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

Episode Guide & Theme Song

The inaugural season will comprise 12 episodes, each approximately 24 minutes in duration. All episodes will be available on Netflix simultaneously from September 21st across every region, excluding 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.