Ever heard of a hybrid anime series? Well, you’ve heard about it now. Much like Disney’s Enchanted, Disney+ is set to debut a hybrid of anime and live-action into one show through Dragons of Wonderhatch. The series is set to premiere in 2023, and the streaming service just released a promotional video and some teasers to keep fans excited!
Check out the teaser video here:
Wonderhatch -Sora-Tobu Ryu no Shima- (Dragons of Wonderhatch, or literally: Wonderhatch: The Island of the Flying Dragons), a hybrid live-action/anime fantasy adventure, has been confirmed by Disney. The live-action episodes represent the “actual world,” whilst the anime segments depict another planet inhabited by dragons. The anime will be available on Disney+ in the winter of 2023.
The plot centers around Nagi, a high school girl in the real world, and Tyme, a lad who lives in another dimension where dragon riders hear dragon screams and converse with them, who are the major characters.
Nagi is played by Sena Nakajima, and Tyme is played by Daiken Okudaira (live-action Insomniacs After School). Nagi’s companion Son is played by Yoshito Emmanuelle, and the dragon rider Akuta is played by Mackenyu Arata.
Many anime and manga creators have taken on the project and are very much excited to share it with everyone. The staff of the live-action-slash-anime hybrid worked on some of the most famous anime and manga that fans love and continue to support like Tokyo Ghoul, The Promised Neverland, and even One Piece Stampede.
After five years of development, Kentaro Hagiwara (live-action Tokyo Ghoul film) is directing the movie, and Takashi Otsuka (Precure franchise, One Piece Stampede) is directing the animation sequences. The original character designs and concept drawings are being created by Posuka Demizu (The Promised Neverland (manga).
It’s definitely an experiment worth anticipating, and with the series being a Disney+ original, some of the trademarks of the company might just add a little flavor to the series.
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