Published: Apr 30, 2009 to ?
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Demons, Mystery, Fantasy, Historical, Samurai, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Seinen
Authors: Hirano, Kouta (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young King Ours
Score: 7.801 (scored by 2039 users)
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2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagsaction fantasy seinen
Oct 27, 2010
Think back through all the alternate universe/ timeline plots you've read and you'll probably realize they all have one thing in common...it definitely has something to do with the modern world. Indeed, whether it is a ninja arriving in modern time or some kid who went to the demon world, there's always a link to our daily life so we can relate to it better... Drifter throws that out the window
Without spoiling or going in too deep, Drifters is about a bunch of warriors from all culture who are sent to a magical world (with your usual magical races) after their death...or sent to the world right before they died *shurgs*. So essentially you have a heap of warriors and a massive piece of land...the only logical step is for them to make a name for themselves, right? A collaboration with not relation to the modern world is pretty exciting idea and rather enjoyable.
There are two points of interest in drifters. First is the characters, which are mostly war heroes such as Nobunaga and *spoiler* from France. If you are well researched with your history of war you will probably understand most of the references and happily read away. Fortunately they didn't go overboard so even if you don't get it tis ok.
Second point is the art of war. Here we are talking about war tactics, where generals make elaborate plans to destroy their enemies without losing too much on their side. Though the manga hasn't really lifted off it showed enough 'art' to impress so great things can be expected form this manga later on
quick word about art... pretty good but the characters can be drawn really poorly at times (during the cool, badass faces =.=)
Overall this is definitely one for the history freaks and even if you're not, this manga shouldn't feel too alienating so have a go XD read more
Dec 17, 2010
Okay, so right there, you should realize some things it will have: Blood, Violence...and, well, more violence.
Although this manga is incredibly weird, it's a fix for hellsing fans now that hellsing is over. Personally, I like it. Kouta Hirano's signature art style is as weird as usual, and there is a serious dose of dark humor.
There are not that many chapters as yet, so it's hard for me to really say anything about the story. Clearly it is going somewhere, but at the moment I'm not really sure where.
All I can really say is that if you've ever wondered "What would happen if Julius Caesar fought a battle against Oda Nobunaga, and his troops were the night elves from world of warcraft?" then drifters just might be for you! read more