Dragonaut: The Resonance [TV]
Twenty years prior to the story’s beginning, an asteroid headed for Earth destroys Pluto. Due to Pluto’s destruction, the asteroid, which is dubbed Thanatos, becomes temporarily stagnant in Pluto’s orbit. Now, in order to avoid Earth’s impending destruction, the International Solarsystem Development Agency (ISDA) works on the “D-Project”, and secretly creates weapons called “Dragons” after finding a dragon egg under the ocean. However, they soon find out that the asteroid is not their only threat, as powerful, destructive dragons from Thanatos appear on Earth.
After witnessing what looks like a murder by a strange creature, Jin Kamishina, a lonely 18-year-old boy who lost his family in a shuttle accident two years ago, gets involved with the ISDA and their efforts to battle the dragons from Thanatos. Helping him is Toa, a mysterious girl who saves him from falling to his death after the creature attacks him. As they delve deeper into the mysteries of the dragons, they encounter new friends and enemies, and also develop a closer relationship.
About the Show
Dragonaut: The Resonance, is a sci-fi romance anime television series by directed by Manabu Ono. Co-produced by studio Gonzo and Nihon Ad Systems, Dragonaut: The Resonance aired a total of 25 episodes spanning from October 3, 2007, to March 26, 2008. On November 2, 2007, a manga adaptation written by Satoshi Kinoshita was released.
Episode 1: “Resonance Hand in Hand”
Jin Kamishina is a young boy who lives by himself, after losing his parents to a shuttle accident two years ago. Later, Jin meets a girl named Toa who saves his life.
Episode 2: “Tryst The World Starts Moving”
Jin finds himself in an ISDA room, and is questioned about the shuttle accident that killed his parents 2 years ago. He learns about Thanatos and the existence of dragons.
Episode 3: “Awakening Wings Gathered”
In the previous episode, Toa is revealed to be a dragon. Alongside with other ISDA affiliated dragons, Toa fights against Spirytus.
Episode 4: “Flight To the End of the Blue”
Jin and Gio work together to escape from ISDA, so they can go into space and find Toa. Their plan works, and the two make their way to the moon.
Episode 5: “Mingle The Rain Starts Falling”
ISDA reveals the truth about the D-Project and Thanatos to the public. Meanwhile, Jin gets captured by Garnet Maclaine. After accidentally seeing Toa, Gio decides to save Jin.
Episode 6: “Reunion Feelings of Attraction”
Toa decides to look for Jin. However, when she finally sees them, Howlingstar, Machina, and Amadeus arrive to capture her. A fight between the groups then follow.
Episode 7: “Recollections Hearts Reflected on the Water”
Jin, Toa, and Gio go to a spa resort. However, the Lindworm Unit arrives. A fight ensues, which causes the pool floor to break, and they all end up in an underground waterway.
Episode 8: “Parting An Echo Out of Thin Air”
After managing to escape the resort, Jin suggests that they could abandon everything, and just live peacefully on Earth. Despite wanting to do so, Toa still leaves them, because she believes that she has a mission to fulfill.
Episode 9: “Determination Overcoming the Gale”
Jin, Gio, and Toa are captured by the Lindworm Unit. Later, the Gillard military attacks, after realizing that they were given fake data by Raina.
Episode 10: “Truth A Shattered Mirror”
Toa attempts to obtain some dragon eggs, but is knocked unconscious by Amadeus after getting distracted by Kasuga Nozaki. Later, while Toa was being transported by ISDA, the Gillard military attacks.
Episode 11: “Rumblings In Search of the Truth”
Toa is captured by the Gillard military, but Jin, Akira, and Machina manage to escape. Later, a fourth dragon appears in Earth’s atmosphere.
Episode 12: “Fierce Attack The Scorching Messenger”
Akira joins the fight against Ostrum. Meanwhile, Jin is taken to Tartarus by Kou Yonamine. Later, Gio actualizes and flies off with Jin.
Episode 13: “Visitation A Guidepost Shown”
The origin of the D-project is revealed by a flashback. On Earth, Nozaki and Ostrum continue their battle, up until Ostrum leaves to eliminate Gio. On Mars, Toa is shot in the back by Garnet.
Episode 14: “Friendship An Altered Future”
Jin, Gio, Akira, and Machina make their way to Mars. However, before they could leave Earth, Kazuki appears aboard the Widow and attacks Gio.
Episode 15: “Embrace Those Who Call to Each Other”
The group arrives on Mars. Jin and Gio make their way to Toa, while Akira and Machina fight off the coming Gillard military. After arriving at the throne room, Jin is attacked by Asim, while Gio is confronted by Garnet.
Episode 16: “Lamentation A Fate Torn Asunder”
Gio is wounded by Garnet, but manages to escape. The group hides underground, and finds a hot spring. Later, Asim and Garnet finds and attacks them, resulting in the death of Akira.
Episode 17: “Roar As the Shining Star Burns”
Machina goes berserk after the death of Akira. Lindworm Unit senses this, and immediately makes their way to Mars.
Episode 18: “Tranquility Everyday, Temporarily”
With ISDA under the command of the Gillard King who believes that dragons are a threat, all dragons are divided and hunted down. Meanwhile, Jin and the group had been living peacefully in a quiet town.
Episode 19: “Family Traces of Warmth”
Trouble catches up to the group, as ISDA launches an attack and burns down their house. Sieglinde’s father, Wilhelm, offers them shelter. Meanwhile, ISDA continues its research to destroy Thanatos.
Episode 20: “Rescue Severed Ties”
Jin and the group meet Kitajima and Nozaki who are piloting a submarine. Gio disappears after sensing something strange on Thanatos, and comes back being hostile on his former comrades.
Episode 21: “Parting The Successor”
Gio reveals that he had become Thanatos’ successor. Gio then leaves after Toa refuses his offer to go with him.
Episode 22: “Attack The Time of Judgment”
Gio reappears and attacks Nozaki’s location. Jin and the group arrive to help, but fails to deal significant damage. Later, Akira and Machina are shown to have disappeared from their ice tomb.
Episode 23: “A Glorious Death With Sorrow and Hope”
Gio once again asks Jin to let Toa go. Akira and Machina are shown, and are revealed to have merged with Thanatos as part of its soul.
Episode 24: “Wrath A Disappearing Tomorrow”
Thanatos’ true intentions are revealed, and its plan of assimilating with the whole of humanity.
Episode 25: “Resonance May it Reverberate Forever”
Thanatos sends billions of Ostrums to Earth. Jin and the group make a final stand.