Anime Spotlight - Driftersby Chih-Chieh Chang,
The year is 1600, a decisive battle in Sekigahara --
Toyohisa Shimazu, a military commander for the Shimazu clan in Satsuma, escaped jaws of death after the strategic withdrawal which he volunteered to lead and was wandering the mountains all alone. In the pouring rain, he arrived at a room that looked like a corridor with countless doors -- and without time to question "Murasaki", the mysterious man who was there, Toyohisa is sent to the other side of a stone door.
--It was a world where a country named Orte ruled, an alternate universe where humans and "non-humans" called demi-humans lived.
Along with Nobunaga Oda, Yoichi Nasu No, and various war heroes who have drifted here from differing generations, Toyohisa and his unwavering ideas as a samurai to rush through the battlefields of an alternate universe!
Toyohisa Shimazu (CV: Yuichi Nakamura)
A military commander in Satsuma during the Japanese Civil War era. Full name Toyohisa Nakatsukasa-shoyu Shimazu.
Nobunaga Oda (CV: Naoya Uchida)
A feudal lord of Owari in the Japanese Civil War era. Full name Nobunaga Sakinoufu Oda.
Yoichi Nasu No (CV: Mitsuki Saiga)
A military commander under Genji towards the end of the Heian era. Full name Yoichi Suketaka Nasu No.
Hannibal Barca (CV: Yutaka Aoyama)
Genius strategist of Carthage which was laid to ruins by Rome. An old man with one eye.
Scipio Africanus (CV: Hiroshi Yanaka)
A general in the republic of Rome.
Haruakira Abe No (CV: Takahiro Sakurai)
Active onmyouji in the capital of Kyoto in the Heian era. A super-multitasking man whose capabilities range from a professor of astronomy to Harima governor (bureaucrat). As the head of the "October System", a magical syndicate, he watches over and protects the "Drifters". Looks young, but apparently is an 83-year-old man.
Olmine (CV: Shiho Kokido)
Haruakira Abe No's apprentice and magician in the October System.
Cafeto (CV: Masakazu Nishida)
A magician belonging to the October System.
Kokuo (CV: Taiten Kusunoki)
The leader of the "Ends" that seeks destruction of the world.
Jeanne d'Arc (CV: Junko Minagawa)
Led the French army in the Hundred Years' War against England. Guided many battles to victory but was captures, and was burned at the stake as a heretic. In the Kokuo army, she shows an insane and battle-hungry demeanor. Wears armor adorned with a reverse cross, and along with her short hair, her gender is unclear at first glance. Has very small breasts.
Gilles de Rais (CV: Kenji Nomura)
Fought for liberation of his country alongside Jeanne d'Arc in the Hundred Years' War. After Jeanne's death, he delved into alchemy and black magic, ultimately kidnapping and slaughtering several hundred boys.
Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova (CV: Junko Kitanishi)
Born as the 4th princess to Nicholas II, the last emperor of Russia, but dethroned in the Russian Revolution of 1917. One year later, she was shot to death at a young age of 17.
Rasputin (CV: Masahiko Tanaka)
A "strange priest" that supposedly controlled the tail end of the Russian empire from the shadows by currying favors with the emperor Nicholas II. Assassinated by forces that were dissatisfied with Rasputin's intervention in political matters.
Toshizo Hijikata (CV: Hiroki Yasumoto)
Vice-captain of the Shinsengumi. Active as the demonic vice-captain, he was feared even by his soldiers. Travels all around during the Boshin War, but is killed in action during the defense of Goryokaku.
Naoshi Kanno (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki)
A pilot for the Japanese Imperial Navy. Captain of the 301st Combat Squadron, nicknamed "Shinsengumi".
Butch Cassidy (CV: Daisuke Ono)
Formed the Wild Bunch robbery group during the American Old West era.
Sundance Kid (CV: Wataru Takagi)
Active member of the Wild Bunch robbery group during the American Old West era.
Murasaki (CV: Mitsuru Miyamoto)
A mysterious man that keeps sending Drifters to an alternate universe.
EASY (CV: Kanae Ito)
A mysterious girl that keeps sending Ends to an alternate universe.
Yoshitsune Minamoto No (CV: Akira Ishida)
A military commander in the tail end of the Heian era. Full name Yoshitsune Kurou Hougan Minamoto No.
- Toyohisa Shimazu
- Yuichi Nakamura
- Nobunaga Oda
- Naoya Uchida
- Yoichi Nasu No
- Mitsuki Saiga
- Naoshi Kanno
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki
- Yutaka Aoyama
- Hiroshi Yanaka
- Daisuke Ono
- Wataru Takagi
- Haruakira Abe No
- Takahiro Sakurai
- Shiho Kokido
- Masakazu Nishida
- Yoshitsune Kurou Hougan Minamoto No
- Akira Ishida
- Taiten Kusunoki
- Jeanne d'Arc
- Junko Minagawa
- Gilles de Rais
- Kenji Nomura
- Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova
- Junko Kitanishi
- Masahiko Tanaka
- Toshizo Hijikata
- Hiroki Yasumoto
- Mitsuru Miyamoto
- Kanae Ito
- Jyunji Majima
- Tomoko Tsuduki
- Sayori Ishizuka
- Original Story
- Kouta Hirano (Serialized in YOUNG KING OURS)
- Kenichi Suzuki
- Series Composition/Screenplay
- Hideyuki Kurata
- Yosuke Kuroda
- Character Design/Chief Animation Director
- Ryoji Nakamori
- Art Director
- Kenichi Tatefuji (SEE THROU STUDIO)
- CG Director
- Tomoyuki Takae (Lucky Pictures Ltd.)
- CG Producer
- Garyo Tanaka (FelixFilm)
- Color Coordinator
- Haruko Nobori (Hiyori)
- Color Coordinator Assistant
- Ryoji Nagasawa
- Director of Photography
- Yasuhiko Abe (Rare Trick)
- Kiyoshi Hirose
- Sound Director
- Yota Tsuruoka
- Yasushi Ishii / Hayato Matsuo
- Maon Kurosaki
- Setting Documentation
- Seiichi Shirato
- Calligraphy Design
- Animation Production
- HOODS DRIFTERS STUDIO
© KOUTA HIRANO/SHONENGAHOSHA/DRIFTERS Committee
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