Drifting Dragons

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Drifting Dragons
Drifting Dragons volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of Drifting Dragons volume 1 by Kodansha
空挺ドラゴンズ
(Kūtei Doragonzu)
GenreAdventure, cooking, fantasy[1]
Manga
Written byTaku Kuwabara
Published byKodansha
English publisher
Magazinegood! Afternoon
DemographicSeinen
Original runJune 7, 2016 – present
Volumes9 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byTadahiro Yoshihira
Written byMakoto Uezu
Music byMasaru Yokoyama
StudioPolygon Pictures
Licensed byNetflix
Original networkFuji TV (+Ultra), KTV, THK, TNC, UHB, BS Fuji
Original run January 9, 2020 March 26, 2020
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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Drifting Dragons (空挺ドラゴンズ, Kūtei Doragonzu, transl. "Airborne Dragons") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Taku Kuwabara. It has been serialized in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine good! Afternoon since June 2016 and has been collected in nine tankōbon volumes as of September 2020. The manga is published digitally in English by Kodansha USA under the Kodansha Comics imprint.

An anime television series adaptation by Polygon Pictures aired from January to March 2020 on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block. It was followed by an international Netflix release in April 2020.

Characters[edit]

Mika (ミカ)
Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno[2] (Japanese); Billy Kametz (English)
Takita (タキタ)
Voiced by: Sora Amamiya[2] (Japanese); Cassandra Lee Morris (English)
Jiraud (ジロー, Jirō)
Voiced by: Sōma Saitō[2] (Japanese); Johnny Yong Bosch (English)
Vanabelle (ヴァナベル, Vanaberu)
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa[2] (Japanese); Colleen O'Shaughnessey (English)
Gibbs (ギブス, Gibusu)
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe[2] (Japanese); Keith Silverstein (English)
Crocco (クロッコ, Kurokko)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki[2] (Japanese); Jake Green (English)
Niko (ニコ)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai[2] (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn (English)
Berko (バーコ, Bāko)
Voiced by: Kōsuke Toriumi[2] (Japanese); Doug Erholtz (English)
Capella (カペラ, Kapera)
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya[2] (Japanese); Christine Marie Cabanos (English)
Gaga (ガガ)
Voiced by: Kentarō Kumagai[2] (Japanese); Kaiji Tang (English)
Faye (フェイ, Fei)
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa[2] (Japanese); Tony Azzolino (English)
Badakin (バダキン)
Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama[2] (Japanese); Jonah Scott (English)
Oken (オーケン, Ōken)
Voiced by: Shunsuke Takeuchi[2] (Japanese); Alejandro Saab (English)
Soraya (ソラヤ)
Voiced by: Yūto Uemura[2] (Japanese); Bryce Papenbrook (English)
Mayne (メイン, Mein)
Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki[2] (Japanese); Reba Buhr (English)
Hiro (ヒーロ, Hīro)
Voiced by: Junya Enoki[2] (Japanese); Daman Mills (English)
Yoshi (ヨシ)
Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue[2] (Japanese); Chris Smith (English)
Lee (リー, )
Voiced by: Hiroo Sasaki[2] (Japanese); Kyle McCarley (English)
Katja (カーチャ, Kācha)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura[3] (Japanese); Kayli Mills (English)
Nanami (ナナミ)
Voiced by: Sayaka Senbongi[3] (Japanese); Kira Buckland (English)
Ascella (アスケラ, Asukera)
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto[3] (Japanese); Cristina Vee (English)
Ura (ウラ爺, Ura-jii)
Voiced by: Kiyonobu Suzuki[3] (Japanese); Kirk Thornton (English)

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Drifting Dragons is written and illustrated by Taku Kuwabara. It started its publication in Kodansha's good! Afternoon on June 7, 2016.[4] Kodansha has published the series into individual tankōbon volumes. The first volume was released on November 7, 2016.[5] As of September 7, 2020, nine tankōbon volumes have been released.[6]

In North America, Kodansha USA announced the digital release of the manga in November 2017.[7] They also announced the print release of the manga in March 2019.[8] The first volume was published on December 17, 2019.[9]

Volume list[edit]

No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 November 7, 2016[5]978-4-06-388204-9December 17, 2019[9]978-1-63236-890-4
2 May 1, 2017[10]978-4-06-388255-1December 17, 2019[11]978-1-63236-944-4
3 November 7, 2017[12]978-4-06-510319-7February 18, 2020[13]978-1-63236-945-1
4 May 7, 2018[14][15]978-4-06-510319-7
978-4-06-512047-7 (LE)
April 3, 2020[16]978-1-63236-951-2
5 November 7, 2018[17]978-4-06-513454-2August 25, 2020[18]978-1-63236-952-9
6 May 7, 2019[19][20]978-4-06-515527-1
978-4-06-515530-1 (LE)
October 20, 2020[21]978-1-64651-035-1
7 November 7, 2019[22]978-4-06-517587-3December 1, 2020[23]978-1-64651-036-8
8 March 6, 2020[24]978-4-06-518878-1March 16, 2021[25]978-1-64651-028-3
9 September 7, 2020[6]978-4-06-520746-8

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced on March 15, 2019. The series was animated by Polygon Pictures and directed by Tadahiro Yoshihira, with Makoto Uezu handling series composition, Kyoko Kotani designing the characters, and Masaru Yokoyama composing the music.[26] It premiered from January 9 to March 26, 2020 on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block, as well as KTV, THK, TNC, UHB, and BS Fuji.[27] Yoh Kamiyama performed the series' opening theme song "Gunjō", while Akai Ko-en performed the series' ending theme song "Zettai Reido".[2][28] It ran for 12 episodes.[29] The series premiered on Netflix worldwide on April 30, 2020.,[30] Production on The Second Season Was Delayed due to The Ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1"Quin Zaza"
January 9, 2020 (2020-01-09)
2"Bounty & Dragonet alla Diavola"
January 16, 2020 (2020-01-16)
3"Glittering Dragon"
January 23, 2020 (2020-01-23)
4"Reasons for Flying & Dragon Terinne"
January 30, 2020 (2020-01-30)
5"Sky Pirates & Pastrami"
February 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)
6"Festival & Dragon Laghman"
February 13, 2020 (2020-02-13)
7"Disaster & Edible Dragons"
February 20, 2020 (2020-02-20)
8"Operation: Take Down the Rampaging Dragon"
February 27, 2020 (2020-02-27)
9"Soup Kitchen Goulash & Dragon Cutlet"
March 5, 2020 (2020-03-05)
10"Migrating Dragons & the Chasm Depths"
March 12, 2020 (2020-03-12)
11"Dragonet & Dragon Hunter Brain Stew"
March 19, 2020 (2020-03-19)
12"Dragon Corridor"
March 26, 2020 (2020-03-26)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dennison, Kara (November 29, 2019). "Drifting Dragons Sets Premiere Date and Cooks up a Tasty Sandwich". Crunchyroll. Retrieved April 11, 2020. The upcoming anime adaptation of culinary fantasy-adventure series Drifting Dragons has an official release date... and, just for fun, a little cooking video on the side!
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Drifting Dragons TV Anime Reveals Teaser Video, 18 Cast Members". Anime News Network. October 9, 2019. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Drifting Dragons TV Anime Casts Ayane Sakura, Sayaka Senbongi, Maaya Sakamoto, Kiyonobu Suzuki". Anime News Network. January 6, 2020. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  4. ^ 龍食いてえ!「とっかぶ」の桑原太矩、新作は空飛ぶ捕龍船描くグルメ紀行. Natalie (in Japanese). June 7, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  5. ^ a b 空挺ドラゴンズ(1) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  6. ^ a b 空挺ドラゴンズ(9) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  7. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (November 18, 2017). "Kodansha USA Reveals 6 More Digital Manga Licenses". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  8. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (March 13, 2019). "Kodansha Comics, Vertical Add Bakemonogatari, Cells at Work! Code Black, Granblue Fantasy Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Drifting Dragons, Volume 1". Penguin Random House. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  10. ^ 空挺ドラゴンズ(2) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  11. ^ "Drifting Dragons, Volume 2". Penguin Random House. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  12. ^ 空挺ドラゴンズ(3) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  13. ^ "Drifting Dragons, Volume 3". Penguin Random House. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  14. ^ 空挺ドラゴンズ(4) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  15. ^ 空挺ドラゴンズ(4)特装版 (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  16. ^ "Drifting Dragons, Volume 4". Penguin Random House. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  17. ^ 空挺ドラゴンズ(5) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  18. ^ "Drifting Dragons, Volume 5". Penguin Random House. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  19. ^ 空挺ドラゴンズ(6) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  20. ^ 空挺ドラゴンズ(6)特装版 (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  21. ^ "Drifting Dragons, Volume 6". Penguin Random House. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  22. ^ 空挺ドラゴンズ(7) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  23. ^ "Drifting Dragons, Volume 7". Penguin Random House. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  24. ^ 空挺ドラゴンズ(8) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  25. ^ "Drifting Dragons, Volume 8". Penguin Random House. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  26. ^ "Staff&Cast" (in Japanese). Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  27. ^ "Drifting Dragons TV Anime Reveals Video, January 8 Premiere". Anime News Network. November 29, 2019. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  28. ^ "Drifting Dragons TV Anime Video Reveals Yoh Kamiyama Opening Song". Anime News Network. December 25, 2019. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  29. ^ "Drifting Dragons Anime Has 12 Episodes". Anime News Network. January 10, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  30. ^ "The List of New Anime Shows & Films Coming to Netflix in 2020 & Beyond". Anime UK News. Retrieved January 15, 2020.

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