Drifters Will Be Released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 8

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Kouta Hirano series to be released by Universal Pictures UK

Anime UK News reports that Universal Pictures UK will release a Blu-ray and DVD of the television anime of Kouta Hirano's Drifters manga on October 8.

Both editions will contain the 12 television episodes of Drifters, but not the two subsequent OVA episodes. The Blu-ray and DVD will also contain a 40-page booklet on the series; a poster; character-art magnets; and artcards.

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) 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) is wrote the scripts along with Kurata. Ryoji Nakamori (Hellsing Ultimate) designed the characters and also served as chief animation director.

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