'Drifting Dragons': Release date, plot, cast, music, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's anime series
There's a new anime series coming to Netflix in April with some beautiful artwork to offer. 'Drifting Dragons', based on Taku Kuwabara's 'Kūtei Doragonzu', follows the adventures of a crew of dragon hunters as they chase fame and fortune in the skies.
The series, initially published in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine 'good! Afternoon', is being adapted into a 12-episode anime series that will be released globally on Netflix.
Here’s everything you need to know about the project:
'Drifting Dragons' is scheduled to arrive on Netflix on April 30. The series has already been broadcast in Japan on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block with its first episode premiering on January 8.
'Drifting Dragons' presents a world where dragons are real and an everyday part of people's lives. Some people see them as dangerous beasts while a daring few take to the sky in airships to hunt these predators of the air.
The series focuses on the Quin Zaza, a dragon-hunting ship, and its crew of fearless hunters as they embark on a set of amazing adventures.
Here's the official synopsis, courtesy of the show's website: "Dragons, the rulers of the sky. To many people on the surface, they are a dire threat, but at the same time, a valuable source of medicine, oil, and food. There are those who hunt the dragons. They travel the skies in dragon-hunting airships. This is the story of one of those ships, the 'Quin Zaza', and its crew."
Tomoaki Maeno is a Japanese voice actor who is best known for his work as Arsène Lupin in 'Code: Realize − Guardian of Rebirth' and as White Blood Cell (Neutrophil) U-1146 in 'Cells at Work!'. He voices the character Mika in 'Drifting Dragons'.
Other cast members include Sora Amamiya as Takita, Sōma Saitō as Jiro, Kana Hanazawa as Vanabelle, Junichi Suwabe as Gibbs, Tomokazu Seki as Crocco, Takahiro Sakurai as Niko, Kōsuke Toriumi as Berko, Rie Kugimiya as Capella, Kentarō Kumagai as Gaga, Makoto Furukawa as Faye, Takashi Matsuyama as Badakin, Shunsuke Takeuchi as Oken, Yūto Uemura as Soroya, Chinatsu Akasaki as Mayne, Junya Enoki as Hiro, Kazuhiko Inoue as Yoshi, Hiroo Sasaki as Lee, Ayane Sakura as Katja, Sayaka Senbongi as Nanami, Maaya Sakamoto as Ascella, and Kiyonobu Suzuki as Ura.
'Drifting Dragons' was directed by Tadahiro Yoshihira for Polygon Pictures. He has previously worked on a number of projects including 'Godzilla: The Planet Eater', 'Knights of Sidonia', and 'Blame!'.
The story for the series was written by Makoto Uezu who also oversaw the series scripts. Yoshikazu Iwanami serves as the sound director.
According to Anime News Network, the series' opening theme song 'Gunjō' ('Ultramarine') was performed by Yoh Kamiyama with the four-member female rock band Red Park (Akai Kōen) performing the ending theme song 'Zettai Reido' ('Absolute Zero').
A teaser trailer for the series was released on October 9, 2019. The video showcases the ending theme song by Red Park and some brilliant visuals.
Another teaser for the series showing Mika making a "Dragon Tail Steak Sandwich" was released on November 29, 2019, which is "Good Meat Day" in Japan. Fun fact: the numbers in the date "November 29" are a pun for "Good Meat" in Japanese.
Another trailer for the series was released on December 25, 2019. The clip introduces the opening theme song and also features the ending theme as well.
The latest teaser for the series was released on February 10. It teases an arc that will begin in Episode 6 of the anime called the "Giraud Arc." The clip features an encounter between Giraud and Katja.
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