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Drifters Anime Sequel Starts With Episodes 13, 14 on Home Video

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Release to also include revised version of episodes 10-12

In an interview published in the November issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine on Saturday, Drifters director Kenichi Suzuki said that the sequel for the anime series will start with a release of episodes 13 and 14 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Suzuki added that episode 13 will feature a dispute between Saint-Germi and Nobunaga.

The package release will also include a revised version of episodes 10-12 with several additional cuts as a bonus. Suzuki said that the schedule was "intense" for the anime's second half and there were parts the staff couldn't correct before the episodes aired.

The December issue of Young King Ours will reveal more information about the anime's sequel when it ships on October 30.

The 12th and final episode of the Drifters television anime in December featured an end card that teased a second season in "20XX." The final episode also showed an end card for "Act 13 Rewrite."

The anime premiered in Japan in October 2016. Funimation has acquired the home video, video on demand, broadcast distribution, and streaming rights for the anime from NBCUniversal. Crunchyroll streamed 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) directed the anime. Hideyuki Kurata (The World God Only Knows, Tokyo Ravens, Maria the Virgin Witch) handled the series composition and wrote the scripts. Yousuke Kuroda (Hellsing Ultimate, Gungrave) also wrote the scripts along with Kurata. Ryoji Nakamori (Hellsing Ultimate) designed the characters and also served as chief animation director.

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