Drifter is an adventure, dark comedy, saga series written by Kouta Hirano. One season. Has been released and the second season is yet to come. The first season debuted on 6th June 2016. It consists of 12 episodes with a running time of around 36 minutes each.
The series has sold over 1.5 million copies in around 5 languages. It has been nominated twice for the annual Manga Taisho awards, once in 2011 and then in 2012. It also received great comments from BAMFAS. Amongst the survey between the top 10 Japanese website Anime Anime! it won fifth place concerning its animated adaptation.
The cast will include Takahiro Sakurai as Abe no Haruakira, Tomokazu Sugita as Saint-Germi, Kanae Itō as Easy, Mitsuru Miyamoto as Murasaki, Kenji Fukuda as Alesta, Yūichi Nakamura as Shimazu Toyohisa, Naoya Uchida as Oda Nobunaga, Shiho Kokido as Olminu, Mitsuki Saiga as Nasu Suketaka Yoichi, Yutaka Aoyama as Hannibal, Daisuke Ono as Butch Cassidy, Hiroshi Yanaka as Scipio Africanus, Wataru Takagi as Sundance Kid, Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Kanno Naoshi, Koji Yusa as Flame, Taiten Kusunoki as Black King, Akira Ishida as Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Hiroki Yasumoto as Hijikata Toshizo.
Shimazu Toyohisu returns wounded from the weasand is transported to a corridor of doors. When he wakes up he finds himself in another world where he meets other warriors like him who were transported as well. They form a group called “drifters”.
The other world consists of both native humans as well as dwarfs, hobbies, etc. But the world is at war and the humans were losing against another warrior team known as the “ends” who had killed the drifters. A native group of human magicians tries to gather the drifters to save their world.
As per the insiders, the second season of drifters will release in 2022 as it is still in the phase of screenwriting. However, there is no specific date as to the exact release of the show. The creators like to keep everything discrete, therefore, the only information that we can guarantee is that the second season will release in 20XX.