The promotional video for the upcoming anime adaptation of Kouta Hirano’s Drifters manga has been revealed during the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair event on Saturday. The video was released by NBC Universal Entertainment Japan; it notes that the anime is celebrating the 70th anniversary of Shonengahosa which is the publisher of the original manga. The video also outlines the main staff for the anime series.
Drifters Original Storyline:
The story of the manga centers around Shimazu Toyohisa, the real-life samurai who fought in the pivotal Battle of Sekigahara. In his dying moments, Shimazu is transported to a world of magic with other famous warriors throughout history. These warriors are forced to fight each other in an endless battle.
Directing the Drifters anime series is Kenichi Suzuki together with Hideyuki Kurata as the one handling the series composition and the scripts. Writing the scripts together with Kurata is Yousuke Kuroda while Ryoji Nakamori serve as the chief animation director as well as the character designer.
The following are the rest of the staff:
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
Production: Drifters Production Committee
The premiere date for Driftersanime series
is not revealed yet but it will be announced in the coming days so make sure to check Yu Alexius anime blog
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