Hisone to Maso-tan

Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan

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English: Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan
Synonyms: Hisone & Masotan, Hisone and Maso-tan, HisoMaso
Japanese: ひそねとまそたん


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2018 to Jun 29, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.351 (scored by 2808728,087 users)
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Ranked: #21092
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Popularity: #1940
Members: 67,419
Favorites: 279


While HisoMaso is obviously more fantastical than Rescue Wings, it is probably the next best depiction of life and characters within the JSDF. 
report Recommended by TheKillerAngel
While the two are significantly different in the character department, both have a similar atmosphere with their general lack of serious drama. That might be an advantage or disadvantage depending on personal preference. HisoMaso tells a slightly more serious story, though, where characters have to cope with their self-esteem issues through piloting, while Dragon Maid is more focused on daily dragon hijinks. Oh yeah, and both have moe dragons. If that's your thing, go watch both. 
report Recommended by Wynnmore
Well they both have these half-mech half-living beings that they control from the inside, a tsundere character with a Napoleon complex who feels outdone by the protagonist and a protagonist with personal issues which (s)he will resolve by being a pilot.  
report Recommended by virina_fratino
Both are military slice of life anime at their core, So Ra No Wo To is generally more serious in tone though. Both focus on a character that is severely under-prepared for military life, but So Ra No Wo To doesn't put so much focus on one main character. Regardless of minor differences, you should enjoy both if you're one to like military anime. 
report Recommended by ABPAEAE
Similarities: - MC gets swallowed up by dragon/machine - MC becomes the only one that can ride/control it - MC is forced to join a government team to help them use the dragon/machine - MC tries to quit at least once - later in the series, more similar dragon/machines appear - real purpose/origin of the dragons/machines is discovered at the end of course there are a lot of differences but the overall vibes of the shows are also similar :))  
report Recommended by rae1627
- Similar character design - Animes with absurd comedy 
report Recommended by Snaelro
Both shows have a cast of characters that have broken or dysfunctional traits who are sucked into a program that intends to give them a purpose or goal. Both series also share the same director and script writer.  
report Recommended by SeasideLua
They share the Shinto imagery of a ritual or a being which must be appeased through a form of sacrifice. Each show has a team of girls who are to be loyal only to their respective jobs. Yuuki Yuuna is a take on the dark magical girl genre, while HisoMaso has a more light hearted take where girls are joined by dragons.  
report Recommended by Hamaneko
Both casts create a welcoming, "laid back" atmosphere. Instead of working with Patlabors, it's dragons.  
report Recommended by RoseVue
Both shows are about quite odd combinations of fighter anime, cute girls, and relationship-focused stories. Hisone to Maso-tan is more moe/SoL though. 
report Recommended by delta5
Main characters both have similar go get em personality.Both are pretty feel good. 
report Recommended by metasnake13
WAIT WAIT BEFORE YOU RUN UP ON ME. I don't care about your opinion on Franxx because at this point, It's very hard to not notice similarities. -Both shows has the underlining theme of finding strength with the people around you -Both shows have light sexual harassment. -Both shows use "love" or romantic relationships impossible to occur due to the main characters profession. -Not to mention the staffs of both shows being involved in Neon Genesis Evangelion In my opinion, I think Hismaso is far better than Franxx due to it's writing and more likable characters. 
report Recommended by SeasideLua