Hisone and Masotan, the unique original anime project by BONES’ Shinji Higuchi (Shin Godzilla) and Mari Okada (AnoHana), revealed its main characters and a new key visual. The visual shows the dragon Masotan and four of the pilots in their uniforms. In the middle of the dragons nose, it says, ‘We, all of us, we have some kind of issue’.
Enjoy the detailed introductions of all the major characters:
Hisone Amakasu (VA: Misaki Kuno)
She is a new recruit at the Self-Defense base in Gifu. She is a straightforward and honest character, but since she kept hurting people because of her inability to lie and tendency to always says what she thinks, she started to distance herself from everybody. As soon as she arrives at the base, she encounters the legendary dragon called Masotan and somehow ends up being chosen as his D-Pi (Dragon Pilot). Even though she is clumsy at first, she enjoys to fly in the sky together with the dragon and she decides to spend her life living with those legendary creatures.
Nao Kaizaki (VA: Tomoyo Kurosawa)
A candidate to become a D-Pi at the Gifu base. She is a strong character and she sometimes ends up sounding like some kind of delinquent when she talks. Her mother also was a D-Pi and she was one of the most promising candidates to become one, but ended up being not accepted by a dragon. She is jealous of Hisone and keeps bullying her. She is unexpectedly also one of the hardest workers.
Eru Boshino (VA: Maki Kawase)
She is a D-Pi from the Fukuoka base and is good at both sports and studying. She also likes to look the part of an ace pilot, so she looks cool on the outside, acts dignified, and has a high sense of pride. However, she doesn’t really understand the OTFs very well. The dragon she rides is called Fighter F-2A.
Ririko Kinetsugai (VA: Satomi Arai)
She is a pilot from Aomori prefecture and a smart and calm person. She thinks so much that her head starts to spin and she prefers negative thoughts. She has very strong social anxiety, which always makes her seem like she is close to crying, so she always holds on to a tissue. However, she can read situations extremely well, so she is fast to judge what to do next. The dragon she rides is a Early Warning E-2C.
Mayumi Hitomi (VA: Kaori Nazuka)
This dragon pilot is from Saitama prefecture. She is rather big and gentle, and always has a big smile on her face. She originally worked in a zoo but was scouted to come to the base because she could deal with any kind of animal. For some reason she seems to understand the feelings of a dragon without words and can interpret it for everyone. The dragon she rides is the transportation unit C-1.
Sada Hinomoto (VA: Romi Park)
A mysterious lady who sometimes visits to sell health drinks. She can enter and leave the Gifu base freely, and whenever she appears, she gives Hisone meaningful advice. She also seems to understand a lot about dragons, but somehow nobody knows why.
Haruto Okonogi (VA: Yuki Kaji)
He belongs to the maintenance personnel of the Gifu base. Because he gives such a nice and soft impression, he often gets pushed around and isn’t able to clearly reply. His superiors like to push their work onto him, but that only makes him one of the most important workers there. He strongly believes that everything he goes through is important.
Yutaka Zaito (VA: Yukitoshi Tokumoto)
A pilot of the Gifu base. He is the superior officer of Hisone and the others and he always gives clear instructions during training and so on. Even though he looks laid-back and as if he lacks motivation, he is rich with experience and thus very skilled. He talks to all the women, but it is only in Hisone that he doesn’t seem to have any interest.
Remi Kakiyasu (VA: Rie Kugimiya)
She is a second class officer of the flight team at the Gifu base. She seems like a cool, strong beauty, but in reality she always cries from fear. She doesn’t seem to be too good with the dragons, but because of some sort of trauma, she is in charge of safety management and puts the safety of the pilots on top priority.
Hiroki Ikushima (VA: Junichi Suwabe)
A technician who develops the pilot suits they wear as a D-Pi. To collect data, he came to the Gifu base and even though he has many female fans, he is only interested in making the suits and his behaviour also seems a bit off.
Hiroshi Sosoda (VA: Joji Nakata)
He is the base commander at Gifu and of the flying class. He is a strong man who sometimes shows his carefree side. He loves animals and dragons. He was part of the national secret that the existence of the dragons is anemphasizeses this for Hisone as well, who was chosen by Masotan.
‘OTF’ (Organic Transformed Flyers)
Since long ago they have said to have lived and prospered together with the Japanese government disguised as items such as giant kites, banners, and the wings of birds of prey. After the war, they were transferred to the Air Self-Defense Force and disguised to looked like airplanes. By taking in the person they choose to be their pilot, they can fly together. However, dragons are delicate creatures who can die if they don’t fly to disperse their energy from time to time.
Camouflage Classification: F-15J Fighter Aircraft
Assigned to: Gifu Base
Crew: Hisone Amakasu
Width: 13.1m (in F-form)
Length: 19.4 (in F-form)
Height: 5.6 (in F-form)
Characteristics: A dragon with huge wings and a long tail. It has a gentle and hard-working personality, but it quite shy.
Hisone and Masotan
Spring 2018 | Anime Info
Hisone Amakasu: Misaki Kuno
Nao Kaizaki: Tomoyo Kurosawa
Eru Boshino: Maki Kawase
Ririko Kinetsugai: Satomi Arai
Mayumi Hitomi: Kaori Nazuka
Sada Hinomoto: Romi Park
Haruto Okonogi: Yuki Kaji
Yutaka Zaito: Yukitoshi Tokumoto
Remi Kakiyasu: Rie Kugimiya
Hiroki Ikushima: Junichi Suwabe
Hiroshi Sosoda: Joji Nakata