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Anime Adaptation of 'Drifters' Announced as TV Series, Adds OVA Episode

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Mar 25, 2016 8:10 PM
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NBCUniversal Entertainment has announced at AnimeJapan 2016 that the upcoming Drifters anime will be a TV series airing in 2016. The AnimeJapan booth for the series features the catchphrase "Battle in a Brand New World War."

The official website has also been updated with an additional voice cast member. Mitsuru Miyamoto (Baccano!) will play the role of Murasaki, a mysterious man who is tied to the appearance of the "Drifters."

The fifth volume of the manga, which will be released on June 6, will include a condensed version of the first two episodes. The condensed OVA will be 36 minutes in duration and will be released before the TV anime begins airing.

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Yeah 2016 is really good year. I hope it's airing on FALL.
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It looks like what the new Berserk series should have been.
 
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I was kind of hoping the whole thing would be an OVA but I guess the good thing is that we won't have to wait a long time between episodes. I hope it's not censored too much though.
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>TV series

Oh no, here comes unlimited censorship works.
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Did you guys even watch the trailer? That's definitely not censored.
 
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Glad to hear that it's a TV series. In the meantime, I think it will likely be a 1-cour.
 
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Looks like we won't have to wait that long after all. I hope they keep up that quality shown in the PV throughout its entire run. And oh, let's keep the censoring to a minimum.

 
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Well that's some pretty good news. The manga is amazing, and knowing tha Madhouse will do it, gives it a big edge. One thing is for sure, it will be amazing.
 
Mar 25, 2016 8:53 PM
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Valkata said:
Well that's some pretty good news. The manga is amazing, and knowing tha Madhouse will do it, gives it a big edge. One thing is for sure, it will be amazing.
It's not Madhouse behind it though, right?

thebrentinator24 said:
I was kind of hoping the whole thing would be an OVA but I guess the good thing is that we won't have to wait a long time between episodes. I hope it's not censored too much though.
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>TV series

Oh no, here comes unlimited censorship works.
The PV shows enough gore for us to assume it might be uncensored.
 
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@GoldenDevilGamer Thanks, I'm now satisfied.
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GoldenDevilGamer said:
Valkata said:
Well that's some pretty good news. The manga is amazing, and knowing tha Madhouse will do it, gives it a big edge. One thing is for sure, it will be amazing.
It's not Madhouse behind it though, right?

Yeah, it's done by Hoods Drifters Studio, a new studio composed of mainly the same people who worked on Hellsing Ultimate iirc.

 
Mar 25, 2016 9:06 PM
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EasyGo-er said:
GoldenDevilGamer said:
It's not Madhouse behind it though, right?

Yeah, it's done by Hoods Drifters Studio, a new studio composed of mainly the same people who worked on Hellsing Ultimate iirc.
Oh, you're right. Drifters and Hellsing Ultimate's staff are very similar. Thanks :D
 
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But the mango has only 4 volumes... I hope we get a "Drifters Ultimate" someday.
 
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Doomdoctor said:
But the mango has only 4 volumes... I hope we get a "Drifters Ultimate" someday.

It's enough for a high quality 1-cour season. Didn't think they would be able to release a straight 2-cour season any way with the quality shown in the PV, assuming they want to keep up that quality like they did with Hellsing Ultimate.

 
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Semen-Demon said:
>TV series

Oh no, here comes unlimited censorship works.


It depends on a channel and producers politics. Judging by trailer, producers don't plan to censor it so let's wait for broadcast announcement.
 
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Guess it'll be an Autumn series then, given that they haven't announced it for Summer. Very hyped whatever happens.
 
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damn i was hoping it to be an OVA series like Hellsing Ultimate so we can get some high budget animation quality, but this will do, beggars cannot be choosers lol
 
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GoldenDevilGamer said:
Valkata said:
Well that's some pretty good news. The manga is amazing, and knowing tha Madhouse will do it, gives it a big edge. One thing is for sure, it will be amazing.
It's not Madhouse behind it though, right?

thebrentinator24 said:
I was kind of hoping the whole thing would be an OVA but I guess the good thing is that we won't have to wait a long time between episodes. I hope it's not censored too much though.
Semen-Demon said:
>TV series

Oh no, here comes unlimited censorship works.
The PV shows enough gore for us to assume it might be uncensored.


The OVA was done by Madhouse. And that was the information that was shown in the PV.
 
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real isseaki series is coming baby! now, sit patently for it.
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Doomdoctor said:
But the mango has only 4 volumes... I hope we get a "Drifters Ultimate" someday.


Chances are they will just cover up to a certain point and then do another series a year or two latter.
 
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Fai said:
Doomdoctor said:
But the mango has only 4 volumes... I hope we get a "Drifters Ultimate" someday.


Chances are they will just cover up to a certain point and then do another series a year or two latter.


I hope so. But Hirano's too slow. So, I doubt we'll get another season in one or two years.
 
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At least i won't have to wait that long between chapters, hope they do a good adaptation but since it's done mostly by people who made Hellsing Ultimate i can rest assured that it would turn out just fine.
 
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I had my fingers crossed for TV series and YAS. OVA addition? Even better.
 
Mar 27, 2016 4:42 AM

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I'm really glad this got confirm as a TV series...Now all that remains is to play the waiting game >_<
 
Mar 28, 2016 3:51 PM

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Hnnng. Cant wait this show and 4th volume of manga(translated)
 
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This synopsis actually looks legit interesting. I'll be checking it out.
 
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