News Drifters Anime Teases 2nd Season in '20XX'
posted on 2016-12-23 10:15 EST by Egan Loo
The 12th and final episode of the current Drifters television anime ended on Friday with an end card that teased a second season in "20XX." It also showed an end card for "Act 13 Rewrite."
The anime premiered in Japan on October 7. Funimation has acquired the home video, video on demand, broadcast distribution, and streaming rights for the anime from NBCUniversal. Crunchyroll is streaming the series with English subtitles, and it describes the series:
From the creator and team behind Hellsing comes a thrilling story where history and fantasy collide. Shimazu Toyohisa, a famous samurai who fought in the historical Battle of Sekigahara, is transported to another world when only moments from death. From that moment on, he becomes part of a group known as “Drifters” and is forced to battle against other legendary warriors in an ultimate death game.
The anime celebrates the 70th anniversary of Shonengahosha, the publisher of the original manga by Kouta Hirano. 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.