'Drifting Dragons' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, music, trailer and all you need to know about the Netflix anime
'Drifting Dragons', Netflix's adaptation of Taku Kuwabara's 'Kūtei Doragonzu', has had quite a successful debut on the streaming platform and fans are already speculating whether the show will get a second season or not. Netflix is yet to confirm whether the series will return for a Season 2 but we expect to hear about it very soon.
The anime series follows the adventures of a crew of dragon hunters as they chase fame and fortune in the skies. It is based on a manga series initially published in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine 'good! Afternoon', with a 12-episode Season 1 already available on Netflix.
Here’s everything you need to know about Season 2:
As Season 2 is yet to be confirmed, there's no release date yet. The first season of 'Drifting Dragons' arrived 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. Hopefully, Season 2 will also follow a similar schedule but we'll be bringing you the confirmed date as soon as it is announced.
'Drifting Dragons' focuses on the Quin Zaza, a dragon-hunting ship, and its crew of fearless hunters as they embark on a set of amazing adventures. The first season focused on expert hunter Mika (Tomoaki Maeno), newbie Takita (Sora Amamiya), and the stern-yet-earnest Jiro / Giraud (Sōma Saitō) as they each grew and evolved in their own way aboard the ship. The show blends action and comedy with breathtaking visuals and interesting moral explorations of activities like hunting and whaling.
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."
We'll be updating this section with plot details about Season 2 as soon as they become available. Season 1 did end with the promise of more stories to come so it does seem quite likely we'll be getting an announcement about Season 2 soon enough. Perhaps Mika might finally get to eat the poisoned dragon meat or maybe Jiro gets a chance to settle down and have a happy ending with his beloved Katja (Ayane Sakura). We'll just have to wait and see.
The cast of Season 1 is expected to return for Season 2. The Japanese voice cast of the show includes Tomoaki Maeno as Mika, Sora Amamiya as Takita, Sōma Saitō as Jiro (Giraud in the English dub), 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.
Season 1's 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'). We'll be updating this section with the music for Season 2 as soon as it is announced.
An official trailer for 'Drifting Dragons' Season 2 is yet to be released but watch this space for updates. Until then, here's a clip of Mika making a dragon tail steak sandwich to keep you hungry for more.
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