"Drifters" Anime DVD Released - TV Series Scheduled

20 months after volume 4 of Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano's history versus fantasy action manga Drifters was collected, volume 5 is out in Japan today

20 months after volume 4 of Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano's history versus fantasy action manga Drifters was collected, volume 5 is out in Japan today. This has been presented with a 36-minute version of the first two episodes of a TV anime adaptation, and the release is accompanied by news that the series is scheduled for October's fall season, and that Hirano, editor Fudetani Yoshiyuki and producer Yasuyuki Ueda will be presenting the anime at Paris' Japan Expo on July 7th.

 

 

New volume 5

 

 

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.

 

Cast includes

Drifters

Shimazu Toyohisa - Yūichi Nakamura

Oda Nobunaga - Naoya Uchida

Nasu no Yoichi - Mitsuki Saiga 

Hannibal: Yutaka Aoyama
Scipio: Hiroshi Yanaka

 

Ends

Jeanne d'Arc: Junko Minagawa


Gilles de Rais: Kenji Nomura


Anastasia: Junko Kitanishi


Rasputin: Masahiko Tanakai


Toshizo Hijikata: Hiroki Yasumoto

Black King: Taiten Kusunoki


 Oct

Abe no Seimei - Takahiro Sakura

Olminu -Shiho Kokido 

Ham - Masakazu Nishida 

 

Plus, the folks pulling the string

Murasaki: Mitsuru Miyamoto

EASY: Kanae Ito

 

 

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

 

The manga is released in North America by Dark Horse. 

 

via MOCA

 

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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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