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Published August 10, 2016

drifterstvisThe TV anime adaptation of Kouta Hirano’s Drifters manga is set to premiere on Japan’s Tokyo MX on October 7. Kouta Hirano is also the creator of the popular manga series Hellsing. The anime has built up a big following over there years despite it not being very well known. Here’s a quick summary of the plot:

“Shimazu Toyohisa, whilst involved at the Battle of Sekigahara, manages to mortally wound Ii Naomasa, but is critically wounded in the process. As he walks from the field broken and bleeding, Toyohisa finds himself transported to a corridor of doors, where a bespectacled man at a desk waits for him.

This man, Murasaki, sends Toyohisa into the nearest door where he wakes up in another world. There, Toyohisa meets other great warriors like him who have been transported as well, to be part of a group known as “Drifters.” It is here that he’s forced to fight both against and alongside these Drifters in an endless battle.”

The anime stars Japanese voice actors
– Yūichi Nakamura as Shimazu Toyohisa
– Naoya Uchida as Oda Nobunaga
– Mitsuki Saiga as Nasu no Yoichi
– Takahiro Sakurai as Abe no Seimei
– Shiho Kokido as Olminu
– Masakazu Nishida as Kafeto
– Junko Minagawa as Jeanne d’Arc
– Kenji Nomura as Gilles de Rais
– Junko Kitanishi as Anastasia
– Masahiko Tanaka as Rasputin
– Hiroki Yasumoto as Hijikata Toshizo
– Mitsuru Miyamoto as Murasaki

Drifter’s is a lowkey anime with a great story. Although I’ve only read a few chapters of the original manga, I’ve read enough to be excited about whats to come. If you haven’t already, check out the manga before the series premiere!

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