Kuutei Dragons

Drifting Dragons

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Synonyms: Airborne Dragons
Japanese: 空挺ドラゴンズ
English: Drifting Dragons
German: Drifting Dragons
Spanish: Drifting Dragons
French: Drifting Dragons
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2020 to Mar 26, 2020
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Polygon Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.961 (scored by 1522215,222 users)
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Ranked: #42552
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Popularity: #3167
Members: 44,632
Favorites: 102

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It has been half a century since humans took to the sky to hunt dragons. Although dragons present a great danger, every part of them is extremely valuable, and brave dragon hunters, called "drakers," risk their lives aboard special dragon-hunting airships to pursue them.

However, despite the thrill and excitement of hunting, the life of a draker is not easy. Ostracized by society, the drakers have no place to call home. Life in the air is not any easier either: maintaining an airship is dull and expensive—and dragons are even harder to catch, as each one is unique.

One of the last remaining such airships is the Quin Zaza. Its courageous crew includes Takita, an eager newcomer trying to earn her place on the ship; Mika, a reckless but highly skilled hunter; and Jirou, an earnest young man chasing both the dragons and his past. United by the same goal, these hunters face arduous aerial battles that involve daring feats of skill, strategy, and more than their fair share of danger.

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Aug 10, 2020
Picture "Carnival Eats" meets Nausicaä with some influence from Moby Dick. Every episode is food heavy with bizarre eats, usually in tandem with killing a dragon. The motivation for everyone is basically "Fly, kill, eat. Repeat." Backgrounds are hinted at but never fleshed out. Most characters are really one dimensional, and the leads are boilerplate. At least the anime is entertaining.

The best part is the dragons. Each new one is more interesting and original, from abilities to appearance. The Anime is 100% CGI, and while that makes for some lack of details, it really takes advantage of it when it comes to epic shots, sweeping ...
Sep 6, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Drifting Dragons had the potential to be amazing but blows it thanks to the problems with 3D animation and a lackluster (arguable nonexistant) plot.

The plot is mostly slice of life as it follows the Quin Zaza in their daily duties as Drakers (Dragon hunters). From hunting to selling the parts in port, Drifting Dragons covers it all. However, the concept of the show is what does the majority of the heavy lifting. Action and cooking sequences supplement the narrative, they alone aren't enough to make up for an unexplored plot that was set up from episode 1. Within the first few minutes it's mentioned that ...
Jul 28, 2022
Do you enjoy a well-paced, well-thought-out plot with interesting and fun characters? Then look somewhere else.

This show doesn't know what it wants to be, and never quite hits the mark in the 12 episode run.

It can never decide if it wants to be a fantasy cooking show, a whaling series, or a fantasy adventure. Sadly, what it does pull from these genres is minimal and poorly executed.

A majority of the characters are completely forgettable and downright unlikable.

Mika is by far the worst. Its like they took the "Im not like other girls!" trope and said "lets me them a guy, but even ...

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