Daisuke Ono and Others Join the Cast of "Drifters"

TV anime adaptation based on manga by Kouta Hirano debuts on Tokyo MX on October 07, 2016

New cast members have been announced for Drifters, an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on the alternate history / action manga by Kouta Hirano (Hellsing).

 

 

The new cast members include:

 

 

Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Naoshi Kanno, a WWII fighter pilot from Japan.

 

 

Daisuke Ono as Butch Cassidy, an American outlaw.

 

 

Wataru Takagi as The Sundance Kid, Butch Cassidy's partner-in-crime.

 

 

And Akira Ishida as Genkrou Hangan Yoshitsune.

 

 

The Drifters TV anime is directed by Kenichi Suzuki and features animation by Hoods Drifters Studio. The series will broadcast on Tokyo MX and other stations beginning on October 07, 2016. Funimation will also simulcast the series.

 

 

An English language version of the Drifters manga is released by Dark Horse, who describe it as follows:

 

"Imagine a world of magic, full of elves and hobbits and dragons and orcs. Inside this world of magic and wonder there is a great war being waged, using warriors from human history as chess pieces in a bloody, endless battle. Hirano’s new concept gathers famous warriors throughout history and puts them on both sides of good and evil, and then turned them loose in a bloody melee of madness."

 

Sources:

Ota-suke

Official Drifters TV anime home page

 

Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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