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)
A teaser trailer
for the series was included in the final volume of Hellsing Ultimate
in late 2012. Approximately 4 minutes long, it cast Yuuichi Nakamura
as Toyohisa Shimazu and Mitsuru Miyamoto
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.