Anime Review: Drifters

General Information:

Type: TV
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Samurai, Fantasy, Seinen
Episodes: 12
Aired: Oct 7, 2016 to Dec 23, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Producers: Hoods Entertainment, NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan, Shounen Gahousha
Licensors: FUNimation Entertainment
Studios: Hoods Drifters Studio
Source: Manga
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)


At the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, Toyohisa Shimazu is the rearguard for his retreating troops, and is critically wounded when he suddenly finds himself in a modern, gleaming white hallway. Faced with only a stoic man named Murasaki and hundreds of doors on both sides, Toyohisa is pulled into the nearest door and into a world completely unlike his own.

The strange land is populated by all manner of fantastical creatures, as well as warriors from different eras of Toyohisa’s world who were thought to be dead. Quickly befriending the infamous warlord Nobunaga Oda and the ancient archer Yoichi Suketaka Nasu, Toyohisa learns of the political unrest tearing through the continent. Furthermore, they have been summoned as “Drifters” to fight against the “Ends,” people who are responsible for the creation of the Orte Empire and are trying to annihilate the Drifters. As the Ends grow more powerful, so does the Empire’s persecution of elves and other demihumans. It is up to Toyohisa and his group of unconventional heroes to battle in a brand-new world war to help the Empire’s subjects, while protecting the land to claim for themselves and challenging the Ends. [Written by MAL Rewrite]


Drifters is a great action anime. It is about Historical Japanese warriors that get drifted into a different ralm to fight in a war. You’ve probably seen the characters in different anime and video games like Samurai Warriors and Sengoku Basara. I like the serious aspect of Drifters and the brutal fights. However, The excessive comedy I want a fan of. I couldn’t accept almighty Nobunaga to act this silly. It felt wrong.

The comedy was the biggest issue with this anime. Other than that, the animation was actually quite great for a first timer studio. The music was epic. The overall story was great. I can’t wait for Season 2. Even the ending and season two announcement was great. I do recommend this anime but beware of the silly comedy that will come your way.

Overall Rate: 8/10

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