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Production Staff of 'Drifters' Anime Adaptation Announced

by arsonal
Aug 30, 2015 1:27 AM | 58 Comments

The October issue of Young King OURs magazine, released on August 29, has revealed the staff of the upcoming anime adaptation of Kouta Hirano's Drifters manga.

Director: Kenichi Suzuki (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2012))
Series Composition, Script: Hideyuki Kurata (Tokyo ESP)
Script: Yousuke Kuroda (Hellsing Ultimate)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Ryouji Nakamori (Hellsing Ultimate)
Art Director: Kenichi Tatefuji (Shinryaku! Ika Musume)
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka

The announcement included initial designs for several supporting characters. A trailer was shown during Comiket 88 but has not been made available on official channels. The format of the anime and the animation studio remain unknown.

The Drifters anime is a production to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Shounen Gahousha, which publishes Young King OURs. The manga, as well as Hirano's previous work Hellsing, are serialized in the magazine.

Source: Yaraon

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Sep 19, 2015 3:10 AM by pikeman1

Series Composition, Script: Hideyuki Kurata (Tokyo ESP)

Uh oh.

Grisaia...

Uh Oh.

Sep 6, 2015 9:28 AM by Fai

Sourire said:
the staff and overall concept looked good until this

Series Composition, Script: Hideyuki Kurata (Tokyo ESP)

jeez talk about a bummer.

What? He did the script for some of the Hellsing OVA episodes too.

Sep 5, 2015 6:50 AM by Z4k

moodie said:
looks edgy as shit

here comes another akame ga kill


Difference is, Hirano makes his edge over the top on purpose and combines it with hilariously dumb slapstick. It's more of a campy b-movie that you watch because you know it rolls with its ridiculous premise rather than a tryhard gritty action show that just falls flat on his face due to sheer incompetence of the creator.

Sep 4, 2015 3:29 PM by Nidhoeggr

Why wouldn't they plug the studio in the PV ?

Sep 4, 2015 1:15 PM by sinkershel

So hyped, Drifters is an awesome manga. I hope for an OVA adaption as well, TV series would probably kill it.

Sep 2, 2015 11:16 AM by Kami-Koto

moodie said:
looks edgy as shit

here comes another akame ga kill
so everything edgy is comparable to AgK, nice. Tell me more.

Aug 31, 2015 10:02 PM by Sourire

looks edgy as shit

here comes another akame ga kill

Aug 31, 2015 12:46 PM by moodie

the staff and overall concept looked good until this

Series Composition, Script: Hideyuki Kurata (Tokyo ESP)

jeez talk about a bummer.

Aug 31, 2015 10:29 AM by Sourire

Looks good.

Aug 31, 2015 2:25 AM by Tengai

somehow the Picture reminds me of the Warcraft Loading screen for DotA 1..and the final moments of LoL's 1st cinematic

Aug 30, 2015 10:45 PM by rageiX

Does this mean no soon coming JoJo part IV anime? D :

Aug 30, 2015 10:20 PM by TheJaceX

dakotasapphire said:
It's likely to get an OVA. But I'm not certain. The first hellsing show ended abruptly due to a death (apparently). And lack of material? So if they do an OVA it could be slow enough for them to do an episode every time a volume comes out of the manga of drifters?


There is actually 50 chapters+ though so a 1 cour TV adaptation is possible.

Aug 30, 2015 5:46 PM by Stark700

It's likely to get an OVA. But I'm not certain. The first hellsing show ended abruptly due to a death (apparently). And lack of material? So if they do an OVA it could be slow enough for them to do an episode every time a volume comes out of the manga of drifters?

Aug 30, 2015 5:10 PM by dakotasapphire

I never would have thought Drifters would get an anime adaption.

This is gonna be good.

Aug 30, 2015 2:50 PM by hoopla123

alpha_shadow said:
black1blade said:
Well the people who make it are more important than the studio.


sure, but the studio is also crucial

eg: log horizion 2 had the same staff that log horizion 1 did and it was horrible in comparison to season 1, which was animated by a different studio

I guess it's down to the main key animators employed directly by the studio? Maybe just studio policy too.

Aug 30, 2015 11:58 AM by black1blade

black1blade said:
Well the people who make it are more important than the studio.


not exactly, the studio is also crucial

eg: log horizion 2 had the same staff that log horizion 1 did and it was horrible in comparison to season 1, which was animated by a different studio

Aug 30, 2015 11:56 AM by alpha_shadow

Well the people who make it are more important than the studio.

Aug 30, 2015 11:52 AM by black1blade

looks like either

madhouse
mappa
white fox

kind of hard to say with that crappy looking pv, i wish there were a higher quality version available

Aug 30, 2015 11:50 AM by alpha_shadow

Hope it's by madhouse and OVA's.
Even if it takes 7 or 8 years to be complete :'(

Aug 30, 2015 10:43 AM by ichii_1

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