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Kouta Hirano's Drifters TV Anime Premieres October 7

posted on 2016-08-09 01:00 EDT

The official Twitter account for the television anime of Kouta Hirano's Drifters manga posted on Tuesday that the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 7.

In addition, the anime's official website revealed that the anime will have a stage event during the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair on September 17-18. Takahiro Sakurai and Shiho Kokido will appear in the stage event.

The story of the manga centers around Shimazu Toyohisa, the real-life samurai who fought in the pivotal Battle of Sekigahara. In his dying moments, Shimazu is transported to a world of magic with other famous warriors throughout history. These warriors are forced to fight each other in an endless battle.

The anime stars

  • Yūichi Nakamura as Shimazu Toyohisa
  • Naoya Uchida as Oda Nobunaga
  • Mitsuki Saiga as Nasu no Yoichi
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Abe no Seimei
  • Shiho Kokido as Olminu
  • Masakazu Nishida as Kafeto
  • Junko Minagawa as Jeanne d'Arc
  • Kenji Nomura as Gilles de Rais
  • Junko Kitanishi as Anastasia
  • Masahiko Tanaka as Rasputin
  • Hiroki Yasumoto as Hijikata Toshizo
  • Mitsuru Miyamoto as Murasaki

The anime celebrates the 70th anniversary of Shonengahosha, the publisher of the original manga. Kenichi Suzuki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders series director) is directing the anime. Hideyuki Kurata (The World God Only Knows, Tokyo Ravens, Maria the Virgin Witch) is handling the series composition and writing the scripts. Yousuke Kuroda (Hellsing Ultimate, Gungrave) is also writing the scripts along with Kurata. Ryoji Nakamori (Hellsing Ultimate) is designing the characters and also serving as chief animation director.

Funimation has acquired the home video, video on demand, broadcast distribution, and streaming rights for the anime from NBCUniversal.

An anime DVD shipped with the manga's fifth compiled book volume on June 6. The DVD contains a 36-minute edited version of the first and second episodes of the television anime.

Source: Comic Natalie


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