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Funimation: Drifters Anime to Have 12 Episodes

posted on 2016-08-12 21:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Anime News Network's New York Comic-Con 2016 news coverage sponsored by Yen Press.

Funimation Entertainment stated at its panel at Otakon on Friday that the television anime of Kouta Hirano's Drifters manga will have 12 episodes.

The anime will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX on October 7. Funimation has acquired the home video, video on demand, broadcast distribution, and streaming rights for the anime from NBCUniversal.

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 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.


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