Drifting Dragons season 1 review – there’s a lot of meat in this Netflix anime series

April 30, 2020
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, TV Reviews
3.5

Summary

Drifting Dragons is certainly a Netflix anime series to consume but you might be feeling a little tempted to have a full-on steak afterwards.

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3.5

Summary

Drifting Dragons is certainly a Netflix anime series to consume but you might be feeling a little tempted to have a full-on steak afterwards.

Netflix anime series Drifting Dragons season 1 came out on the platform on April 30, 2020 — this review contains no spoilers. 


I cannot tell if anime series Drifting Dragons is metaphorical for trophy hunters enjoying their meat or fishermen scouring the ocean. It’s likely a combination of both as the characters seem to enjoy the wealth from the sales of dragon meat while at the same time indulgently cooking the meat and enjoying its absolute tenderness. Anime series’ tend to raise strange fantasy worlds and this one definitely alights near the top of the list.

Drifting Dragons mainly follows character Takita who is new to an airship that participates in ‘draking’. For the purpose of this review, ‘draking’ means hunting dragons. The opening episode shows the intricacies of hunting dragons and the lucrativeness in the market. Takita, a timid character at first, follows the reigns of Mika and is desperate to clear her debt by doing some good draking. The reason Takita is a fascinating character is that she seems swallowed by her peers, small in her world, yet determined in the earlier episodes to get involved in draking as much as possible.

Although Drifting Dragons seems to be a signal for meat-eating enthusiasts and a lack of care for the dragons, which gives it that trophy-hunting angle to the story, the Netflix anime series does have a certain charm behind it, as the world is unearthed by specific problems, like air space and markets and the threat of air-pirates.

Drifting Dragons season 1 is certainly a Netflix anime series to consume but you might be feeling a little tempted to have a full-on steak afterward — the way the characters describe their experiences are infectious.

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