The winter 2020 anime adaptation of the Drifting Dragons manga from Taku Kuwabara is getting its home video releases handled by TOHO and they’ve opted for the box set route. The twelve-episode season is scheduled for a May 20th, 2020 debut where it’ll be priced at 34,800 yen. The three-disc set will come with a booklet while on-disc extras include Mika’s Kitchen for twelve sessions, the clean opening and closing sequences, promos, and commercials.
The series was definitely a bit unusual in that it’s going to be getting weekly broadcasts but will also have all episodes available on Netflix the day after the first episode premieres. It’ll be interesting to see what the production committee makes of that data. Also interesting is that the first episode is a standard length 30-minute episode but the remainder will be 10-minutes each.
Tadahiro Yoshihira is on board to direct based on the scripts by Makoto Uezeu. Polygon Pictures is handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Sora Amamiya as Takita, Tomoaki Maeno as Mika, Sōma Saitō as Giraud, Kana Hanazawa as Vanabelle, Junichi Suwabe as Gibbs, Tomokazu Seki as Crocco, Takahiro Sakurai as Niko, Kousuke Toriumi as Berko, Rie Kugimiya as Capella, Kentarō Kumagai as Gaga, Shin Furukawa as Faye, Takashi Matsuyama as Badakin, Shunsuke Takeuchi as Oken, Yūto Uemura as Soraya, Chinatsu Akasaki as Mayne, Junya Enoki as Hiro, Kazuhiko Inoue as Yoshi, and Hiroo Sasaki as Lee. Additional casting includes Ayane Sakura as Katja, Sayaka Senbongi as Nanami, Maaya Sakamoto as Ascella, and Kiyonobu Suzuki as Ura.
Plot Concept: The draking vessel Quin Zaza soars through the skies, hunting dragons that hide in the clouds. A single big catch means full coffers and all the meat they can eat, while failure means an empty wallet and an even emptier stomach. Join us as we log the crew’s grand adventures, chasing dreams of the sky, dragons, and gourmet cooking!
[Source: Drifting Dragons]