Hisone and Masotan, an upcoming original TV anime about a young Air Self-Defense Force pilot who befriends a dragon, will begin broadcasting in Japan on Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and other stations beginning in April of 2018. The series has also released an interview video featuring executive director Shinji Higuchi and original character designer Toshinao Aoki discussing their inspirations and creative processes.
Hisone and Masotan is directed by Shinji Higuchi and Hiroshi Kobayashi and features story structure by Mari Okada and animation by BONES. The official website for the series describes the story of Hisone and Masotan as follows:
Straightforward and innocent Hisone Amakasu is a rookie self-defense official. She was struggling with the fact that she sometimes hurts people unintentionally by her innocent words and decided to join in Air Self-Defence, hoping to maintain a certain distance from people. This decision led her to a fateful encounter which profoundly changes her life. It was the dragon hidden in the base and it chose Hisone as his pilot. When it soared into the sky with Hisone, her fate as a dragon pilot was decided. It is said that dragons have a key to the future of the world…
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