Drifters Anime Gets 15th Episode on DVD Bundled with Manga's 6th Volume in November
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Shonengahosha announced on Wednesday that Kouta Hirano's Drifters manga will get another OVA that will serve as the anime's 15th episode. The episode, titled "The Outlandish Knight," will feature the march of the "Black King Army." The anime will ship on DVD with a special version of the manga's sixth volume on November 30. The set will retail for 2,591 yen (about US$23). The deadline to pre-order the set is October 15.
Director Kenichi Suzuki said in September 2017 that the sequel anime series would start with a release of episodes 13 and 14 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
The 12th and final episode of the Drifters television anime in December 2016 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 celebrated 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 served as chief animation director.