Netflix is bringing Japanese anime series Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan to the U.S. with a dubbed version that’s about to debut. The show, which features dragons camouflaged as fighter jets and the pilots who fly them, hits the streaming service on Friday, September 21. But when exactly can you watch it? Here’s what you need to know about the Dragon Pilot release time on Netflix.
What time is Dragon Pilot releasing on Netflix?
The anime is already streaming on Netflix in Japan, and it’s set to hit the U.S. at 3 a.m. Eastern on September 21. That may sound crazy, but it’s because Netflix is based in California, and almost always drops new content at midnight Pacific time. So depending on where you live you may be in for a very late night if you’re hoping to watch Dragon Pilot as soon as possible.
On the plus side, Netflix also typically releases new shows and movies on Friday, making it easy to binge as much as you want over the weekend assuming you can make it through one more day of work or school. So put your head down, get through the day, and prepare to spend your precious time off with Dragon Pilot.
What’s the plot of Dragon Pilot?
Here’s the brief synopsis from Netflix:
Recently stationed Air Self-Defense Force rookie Hisone Amakasu is chosen by a dragon concealed within Gifu Air Base to be his pilot.
A little more research reveals that the main character, Hisone, is a bit of an outcast until she joins the Air Self-Defense Force where she encounters a dragon (referred to by the military as an Organic Transformed Flyer) who picks her as his next pilot. It turns out there’s an entire team of pilots flying these dragons disguised as fighter jets.
In case that’s not enough to get your attention, there’s also a deeper mystery about the fate of the world and how it connects to dragons for Hisone and the rest of the gang will have to unravel.
You can also check out the dubbed Dragon Pilot trailer on Netflix’s website, where you’ll find the new episodes as soon as they drop at 3 a.m. Eastern tonight.
Dragon Pilot hits Netflix on September 21.