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Netflix Lists “Dragon Pilot – Hisone and Masotan” Anime


Soon, the dragons will soar on crimson skies.

Earlier today, Netflix launched a placeholder page for Dragon Pilot – Hisone and Masotan. This is the first confirmation of international distribution by the provider, who is streaming the series in Japan.

Hisone to Masotan hit Japanese TV earlier today. The series is airing air on the following networks:

  • Tokyo MX: 4/12/2018 at 24:00 (4/13/2018 at midnight)
  • BS Fuji: 4/12/2018 at 24:00 (4/13/2018 at midnight)
  • Gifu Broadcasting: 4/12/2018 at 24:45 (4/13/2018 at 12:45AM)

The project is an original work from Bones and Warner Brothers, which is being directed by Hiroshi Kobayashi (Kiznaiver, Kimi no Iru Machi). Yoshiyuki Ito (Concrete Revolutio, Fullmetal Alchemist) is in charge of character designs for the project, while Mari Okada (Black Butler, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) tackles series composition.

Riko Fukutomo is performing opening theme song Shōjo wa Ano Sora wo Wataru (The Girl Crosses That Sky). D-Pai, a new unit composed of Tomoyo Kurosawa, Misaki Kuno, Satomi Arai, Maki Kawase, and Kaori Nazuka, will perform closing theme Le temps de la rentrée ~Koi no Ieji (Shingakki)~ (The Time of the Return ~Love’s Road Home (New School Year)~.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Supervisor: Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Original Character Design: Toshinao Aoki
  • Mechanical Design: Shoji Kawamori
  • Monster Concept Design: Shigeto Koyama
  • Concept Design: Okama
  • Art Director: Yūji Kaneko
  • Art Design: Akihiro Hirasawa
  • Color Design: Yuko Kobari
  • Director of Photography: Kota Sasaki
  • 3D CGI Director: Yōta Andō
  • Sound Director: Haru Yamada
  • Sound Effects: Toru Noguchi
  • Music: Taisei Iwasaki
  • Military Supervisor: Keigo Koyanagi
  • Editor: Hiroshi Okuda

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Hisone Amakasu: Misaki Kuno
  • Masotan: Matsunojō Kanda
  • Nao Kaizaki: Tomoyo Kurosawa
  • El Hoshino: Maki Kawase
  • Liliko Kinutsugai: Satomi Arai
  • Mayumi Hitomi: Kaori Nazuka
  • Sada Hinomoto: Romi Park
  • Haruto Okonogi: Yuuki Kaji
  • Yutaka Zaito: Yukitoshi Tokumoto
  • Remi Kakiyasu: Rie Kugimiya
  • Hiroki Ikushima: Junichi Suwabe
  • Hiroshi Sosoda: Jouji Nakata

Source: Twitter (WTK)

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