Fuji TV‘s [+Ultra] programming block announced on Thursday that Taku Kuwabara‘s Drifting Dragons (Kūtei Dragons) manga is getting a television anime adaptation that will premiere in January 2020. The show will stream exclusively on Netflix. The anime’s official website has revealed a visual, and revealed that a serialized novel in the franchise will debut in the Da Vinci magazine on May 6. The novel will focus on Vanabelle and other original female characters. Kuwabara is drawing illustrations for the novel. Source: Drifting Dragons anime’s website
Tadahiro Yoshihira is directing the anime at Polygon Pictures, and Makoto Uezu is both writing and overseeing the series scripts. Yoshikazu Iwanami is the sound director.
Kodansha Comics began releasing the series digitally in December 2017, and released the third volume digitally in March 2018. The company describes the series:
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!
Kodansha Comics announced on Wednesday that it will begin releasing the manga in print this holiday season.
Kuwabara launched the manga in Kodansha‘s Good! Afternoon magazine in June 2016, and Kodansha published the manga’s fifth compiled volume on November 7. The manga’s sixth compiled volume will ship on May 7.