"Drifters" Anime Casts Its Ends Faction

These super-powered zealots are the folks who are opposed by the protagonists in the previously announced group of "Drifters"

PR for anime adaptation of Hellsing author Kouta Hirano's historical figures versus fantasy manga Drifters is back with another round of casting, this time announcing who's who among the super-powered zealots of the Ends.  

 

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Stardust Crusaders series director Kenichi Suzuki helms the production with Hideyuki Kurata (Grisaia, Maria the Virgin Witch, NananaThe World Only God Knows) and Yousuke Yuroda (High School of the Dead, Gundam 00) writing series composition.

 

The Ends include:

Jeanne d'Arc: Junko Minagawa
Gilles de Rais: Kenji Nomura
Anastasia: Junko Kitanishi
Rasputin: Masahiko Tanakai
Toshizo Hijikata: Hiroki Yasumoto

 

 

 

 

These are the folks who are opposed by the protagonists in the previously announced group of "Drifters."

 

Shimazu Toyohisa - Yūichi Nakamura (Durarara's Kyōhei Kadota, One-Punch Man's Licenseless Rider)

 

Oda Nobunaga - Naoya Uchida (Hunter x Hunter's Nobunaga, Naruto's  Madara)

 

Nasu no Yoichi - Mitsuki Saiga (Yurikuma Arashi's Life Cool)

 

 

Also announced were the magicians of Oct, which include Takahiro Sakurai (recently, Gintama's Saitou Shimaru) as  the semi-historical Abe no Seimei, Shiho Kokido (Sekko Boys' Miki Ishimoto) as Olminu and Masakazu Nishida  as Ham. 


Staff listing includes

Director: Kenichi Suzuki
Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata
Screenplay: Yousuke Kuroda, Hideyuki Kurata
Character Design & Chief Animation Director: Ryouji Nakamori 
Setting Research: Seiichi Shirato
Art Director: Ken'ichi Tatefuji
CG Producer: Garyo Tanaka
CG Director: Tomohisa Takae
Color Key: Haruko Nobori
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Letter Design: Setta
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose

 



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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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