A scan of the latest edition of Young King OURs magazine revealed that an anime adaptation of Drifters is in production. The type of anime is still unknown.
The action fantasy series is written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano, the author behind Hellsing. It began serialization in seinen magazine Young King OURs in April 2009. The manga was nominated for the Manga Taishou award twice, once in 2011 and again in 2012.
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." (Source: Wikipedia)
The fourth compiled volume of Drifters was released in October 2014 and it topped Oricon's weekly manga rankings chart. Dark Horse Comics has licensed the manga for release in North America, and three volumes are currently available.
I never read the manga but Ive heard good things. FINALLY! an adaption of something decent and isn't some cliched and just pure fan service generic bullshit. aka those bloody Light Novels. Been some crappy animes for a while now with only a few exceptions.
OMG!!! Cant belive this shit. Drifters is one of the fist mangas Ive read at the time, when I was mosly watching/reading mainstream. I started it complatly random (I used the random buton) and started reading it. I didnt knew it was from the maker of Hellsing at the time, however I stoped at one point reading. Dunno why, I just got distracted. However I dont know how to feel about it. From my memory I would say people here are expecting too much. I think it has some fantasy elements combined with history and the most importent part...quite violent.
Didn't those OVA took like several years in the making?
I don't think anyone would bother with something like that again, especially not new Madhouse.
Around seven years, yes.
In any case, I don't think it will be an OVA, but I don't mind it being TV series anyway. If it's censored (and there are scenes which will definitely be censored), that just means I have to shamelessly wait for someone to rip Blu-Rays.
^ You can perish that thought. It's got the same style and vibe as Hellsing Ultimate, so although the setting is entirely different, if you hated Ultimate, it's unlikely that you'll come to enjoy Drifters.