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Manga 'Drifters' Gets Anime Adaptation

by trebmeg
Mar 27, 2015 2:10 AM | 87 Comments
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.

Synopsis
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 as Murasaki.

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.

Source: Nekonotemo

Drifters on MAL

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Looks like it will be a 5v5, Dota 2 style !

Apr 5, 2015 1:44 PM by ThEoNePugNA

Ah, I needed more hirano in anime form; excited, especially if this is gonna be Ultimate quality.

Apr 2, 2015 7:17 PM by AnimeOverlord

could be amazing.

Mar 30, 2015 7:22 AM by Sourire

PornSymphony said:
INB4 evil jesus lol.
From the Black Lord's own Twitter account XD
乳 豊満なるニーソ娘よ 汝 右の乳を揉まれたらば 左の乳を差し出すがいい…うんソレ、いいぃぃぃぃ!

Kneesocks girl with bountiful bosom, when someone grope your right breast, offer him your left breast

Mar 29, 2015 6:12 PM by nseika

This could be good.

Mar 29, 2015 2:13 AM by Tengai

Cover reminds me of Attack on Titan? I'm tripping..

Mar 29, 2015 1:58 AM by Meruru_Arls

Wasn't aware of this, but sounds interesting. Also liked the hellsing manga, so count me in :)

Mar 28, 2015 10:57 PM by HuaXue

YEEEEES

Mar 28, 2015 2:30 PM by qpq

lol

Mar 28, 2015 1:11 PM by ichii_1

It looks pretty nice!

Mar 28, 2015 12:42 PM by Tohka_Yatogami

I'm excited for this :)

Mar 28, 2015 11:11 AM by Taylormomsens

Sounds like it could be an interesting watch. Where the page at though?

Mar 28, 2015 7:40 AM by Atavistic

:o I'm so gonna watch this w/e it is gonna come out :)

Mar 28, 2015 2:48 AM by KamSung

Nidhoeggr said:
HOLY SHIT, GET HYPE

Get us some good VAs, studio BONES, Madhouse or someone equally packed with talent and then make sure it has a great budget.

PornSymphony said:
INB4 evil jesus lol.


I still hope this theory proves to be true. Would be hilarious.
well i hope that too.

Mar 28, 2015 2:36 AM by Littorio

oktavia-12 said:
metamorphius said:

Don't remind me of Assassine. I still hope its scanlation will continue someday.
It will, it's just I think got put on-hold by Hirano, presumably I assume to work on Drifters. He might still be working on Susume! Something Something too though, so I'm not sure.

Oh, I see. Yeah, Hirano is known for putting some of his stuff on hiatuses, I didn't consider that. Thank you for answering.

Mar 28, 2015 1:51 AM by metamorphius

Mar 27, 2015 5:45 PM by Stark700

Oh, I bought the 3 first volumes of this. I should continue reading

Mar 27, 2015 3:36 PM by MaahHeim

metamorphius said:
oktavia-12 said:
I literally had a heart attack.

I personally prefer Assassine to Drifters, even though that got put on hold, but anything by Kouta Hirano is worth my time.

Don't remind me of Assassine. I still hope its scanlation will continue someday.
It will, it's just I think got put on-hold by Hirano, presumably I assume to work on Drifters. He might still be working on Susume! Something Something too though, so I'm not sure.

Mar 27, 2015 2:55 PM by chinesecartoonz

Fiiiinallyyy, this will be pure insanity if done properly, hopefully we won't have to wait for an uncensored version.

Mar 27, 2015 2:51 PM by AlexTheRiot

Nioce.

Even though the manga is lacking development recently.

Mar 27, 2015 2:36 PM by DGemu

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