This unique blend of live-action and anime fantasy promises a magical narrative that transcends boundaries.
Mark your calendars for December 20th, 2023
, as Disney+
prepares to globally premiere "Dragons of Wonderhatch." This groundbreaking series introduces viewers to two distinct worlds: the real world depicted in live action and the mesmerizing dragon-inhabited realm showcased through animation.
"Dragons of Wonderhatch" introduces viewers to Nagi, a fantasy-loving high school girl in the real world of Yokosuka, portrayed by Sena Nakajima. Nagi possesses a special ability to see colors when she hears sounds, setting her apart from those around her. On the other side, in the alternate world of Upananta, where dragons reside, we encounter Time, played by Daikane Okudaira. Time, a boy who rides a dragon, faces challenges as a dragon rider and is unable to hear the crucial "voices of the dragons."
The narrative takes an unexpected turn when the two worlds intersect, bringing Nagi and Time together. As kindred spirits who find it challenging to fit into their respective worlds, a captivating and epic story unfolds, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy.
The cast of "Dragons of Wonderhatch" features a talented ensemble, including:
- Sena Nakajima as Nagi,
- Daiken Okudaira as Time
- Mackenyu Arata as Dragonrider Akuta
- Rena Tanaka as Nagi's mother, Hana
- Masami Miura as Nagi's father.
The anime segment introduces new cast members, including Yu Shimamura, Kenta Miyake, Jun Fukuyama, and Shimba Tsuchiya.
On top of the stellar cast, the series is also helmed by a talented creative team. Kentaro Hagiwara, known for his work on the live-action adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul, directs the real-world segments. The anime portions are directed by Takashi Otsuka, renowned for his contributions to the Precure franchise and One Piece Stampede.
Posuka Demizu, the illustrator behind The Promised Neverland manga, takes charge of character design and concept art, ensuring a visually stunning experience. Production I.G, recognized for works like "Haikyuu" and "Psycho-Pass," collaborates with Disney on the anime segment, promising a fresh and dynamic perspective.
For more information, check out the series' IMDb page.