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Synopsis: At the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, Toyohisa Shimazu is the rear for her withdrawal troops and is seriously injured when she is suddenly in a modern and bright white corridor. Faced with only a stoic man named Murasaki and hundreds of doors on both sides, Toyohisa is pulled to the nearest door and a completely different world than his.

The strange land is filled by all kinds of fantastic creatures, as well as warriors from different times of the world of Toyohisa, who thought they were dead. Making friendship quickly with the infamous Lord of the Nobunaga Oda War and the former archer Yoichi Suketaka Nasu, Toyohisa learns about political agitation tearing the continent. In addition, they were summoned as "drifters" to fight the "ends", people responsible for creating the Orte Empire and are trying to annihilate the drifters. As the ends become more powerful, the same is true of the persecution of the Empire to elves and other demihumans. It is up to Toyohisa and her group of unconventional heroes to fight in a new world war to help the subjects of the Empire while protecting the earth to claim for themselves and challenging the ends.

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- Trailer/OP
- Curiosities
- Manga and Products
- Characters
- Summary
- Games, OVAs, Movies
- Meaning
- Related


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Anime Names

  • Anime Name: Drifters
  • Anime Name in Japanese: DRIFTERS
  • Anime Name in English: Drifters
  • Other names: Drifters Battle in a Brand-new World War

Production information

  • Producers: Hoods Entertainment, NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan, Shounen Gahousha
  • Licensors: Funimation
  • Studios: Hoods Drifters Studio

Anime Information

  • Type: TV
  • Episodes: 12
  • Date: October 7, 2016 - December 23, 2016 - Fridays at 2300 (JST)
  • Genres: Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy
  • Subjects: Adult cast, historical, ISKAI, samurai
  • Target: Seinen

Anime Reviews

  • note: 7.901
  • Popularity: 250501

Video Trailer/Opening

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Below is the main curiosities of the anime "Drifters": 

  • Anime creator Kouta Hirano is also the creator of the famous manga Hellsing.
  • The main character, Shimazu Toyohisa, is based on a 16th century royal samurai.
  • The anime features a wide variety of historical characters such as Oda Nobunaga, Joana D'Arc and Rasputin.
  • The opening song of the anime, "Gospel of the Throttle", is played by the Japanese band Minutes Til Midnight.
  • The anime was produced by Hoods Entertainment studio, which also produced other popular anime such as Seikon in Qwaser and MySterious Girlfriend X.
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Manga and Products from Drifters

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Main Characters

Below is the main characters of: "Drifters"With your voice actors and a brief description of the character: 

  • SHIMAZU TOYOHISA (Yūichi Nakamura) - A Samurai of the Sengoku period that is transported to an alternative world where it must fight in a war between humans and supernatural beings.
  • Oda Nobunaga (Nameya Uchida) - A famous Daimyo of the Sengoku period that is also transported to the alternative world and joins Toyohisa in the fight against enemies.
  • Yoichi Suketaka Nasu (Mitsuki Saiga) - A skilled archer who is also transported to the alternative world and joins Toyohisa and Nobunaga in the fight.
  • Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova (Rina Satou) - Russia's last tsarine that is transported to the alternative world and becomes a political and military leader.
  • GILLES DE RAIS (Takahiro Sakurai) - A French knight who is transported to the alternative world and becomes one of the leaders of supernatural enemies.
  • Hijikata Toshizō (Akira Ishida) - A bakumatsu samurai that is transported to the alternative world and joins drifters in the fight against enemies.
  • Butch Cassidy (Shiho Kokido) - A famous outside American law that is transported to the alternative world and joins the drifters in the fight against enemies.
  • Sundance Kid (Kanae Itō) - Butch Cassidy's partner who is also transported to the alternative world and joins the drifters in the fight against enemies.

Summary and events

  1. Toyohisa Shimazu, a 16th century Samurai, is transported to an unknown world after being injured in battle.
  2. He finds other historical warriors, including Oda Nobunaga and Yoichi Suketaka Nasu, who were also transported to this world.
  3. They discover that they are in a war between the "ENDs", supernatural beings who want to destroy humanity, and the "drifters", historical warriors who were brought to fight the ends.
  4. Drifters join an organization led by a man named Murasaki, who helps them prepare for war.
  5. They fight the ends in various battles, including one in which they face a giant dragon.
  6. During the war, they discover that the ends are led by a man named "Black King", who is actually one of the drifters who has become an end.
  7. Drifters are finally able to defeat Black King and his followers, but Toyohisa is seriously injured and apparently dies.
  8. In the end, it is revealed that Toyohisa survived and was transported back to Feudal Japan, where he continues to fight in historical battles.

What happens in the end?

Below we have a summary of what happens at the end of the anime DriftersWe have placed a Spoiler alert, just click below to display the content of the end of the work.

Drifters manga is still underway, but so far there is no definitive ending for history. The anime also did not present a conclusive outcome.

Games, Movies, OVAs and Specials

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  • Drifters: Battle in a Brand-New World War (PlayStation 4, PC)

See below a list of OVAs, Specials, and Movies related to anime: Drifters

  • Drifters: Special Edition
  • Drifters: Battle in a Brand-new World War

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Meaning of Drifters

Let's look at the translation of each word and explanation of the anime's name: 

  • DRIFTERS - people who were transported to a parallel world
The anime "Drifters" is a series of action and fantasy that follows the story of a group of historical warriors known as "drifters". These drifters are people who have been transported from different periods of history to a parallel world, where they are summoned to fight an evil empire known as "ends". Drifters are led by a character named Shimazu Toyohisa, a Sengoku samurai, and together they use their skills and historical knowledge to fight the ends and protect the world in which they were transported. The anime combines elements of action, fantasy and history to create an exciting and twisting narrative.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Drifters has a total of 12 episodes. This number may not represent all seasons.
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