Disney+ and Hulu has released their new press release on new and returning shows for Winter 2023 and among those announced shows, Dragons of Wonderhatch (Original Title: Wonderhatch: Soratobu Ryu no Shima / Native Title: ワンダーハッチ -空飛ぶ竜の島-) to premiere on December 20th, 2023!

It features Mackenyu in the role of Akuta and is cited as a Disney+ Original in Japan, it will be an Anime-Live Action hybrid series and run for 8 episodes!

Dragons of Wonderhatch (Japanese Original)
Premiere Date: December 20, 2023 (Two episodes at launch and in week two, then one episode weekly) *NEW ANNOUNCEMENT*

Genre: Anime-Live Action Hybrid, Drama Series
Season: 1
Episode Count: 8
Synopsis: “Dragons of Wonderhatch” follows Nagi, a girl in the “real world” who has spent her life feeling like she doesn’t belong. Dreaming of one day being able to fly, Nagi will come face to face with Thaim, another misfit from the animated world of Upananta who has long been made fun of for his inability to hear the voices of the dragons that inhabit his land. With the floating islands of Upananta slowly beginning to fall from the sky, the two misfits will set off on an epic adventure spanning both live-action and animated worlds.
Cast: Mackenyu, Sena Nakajima, Daiken Okudaira, Rena Tanaka, Masaki Miura, Riko Narumi, Sumire, Go Morita
Credits: Dragons of Wonderhatch is directed by live-action director Kentaro Hagiwara, animation director Takashi Otsuka, is produced by Production I.G (“Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045”) and features breathtaking work from the character designer and concept artist Posuka Demizu (“The Promised Neverland”).

— Hulu Press Release (11.02.23)

The episode release schedule is also posted below:

Episode 1 — December 20, 2023
Episode 2 — December 20, 2023
Episode 3 — December 27, 2023
Episode 4 — December 27, 2023
Episode 5 — January 3, 2024
Episode 6 — January 10, 2024
Episode 7 — January 17, 2024
Episode 8 — January 24, 2024

We will post further news relating to Dragons of Wonderhatch as it releases, so be on the lookout!