Viewers critically acclaimed Season 1 of the Drifters anime, as never seen before. By taking a different approach to the stale isekai genre, the anime was able to win over fans of all ages. The nonexistence of a second season has been one of the most discussed topics about the anime from the very beginning.
An adventure, dark fantasy anime adaptation of the manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano, Drifters take the isekai genre to a new level. Set in a world where different species exist yet cannot cohabit, the anime has established a strong fanbase for itself. The incorporation of mythical but real-life historical figures as characters has proven to be an accomplishment. As such, no news of season 2 has left people in quite the predicament.
Release Date: Drifters Season 2
Season 1 of the anime premiered in 2016 with 12 episodes and 3 OVAs in 2017-18. It was followed by the message “To be continued the Second Season. See you. Tokyo 20XX. Sayonara.” Viewers do not know which year is meant by ‘20XX’. There have been no official statements about the release of the second season. However, many believe that a 12 episode season 2 is imminent with the present manga chapters. It may be released as early as Spring 2021.
Voice Actors of Characters: Drifters Season 2
Fans expect the voice cast or seiyuu for the second season of the anime to remain the same. Revered voice actors have dubbed characters. The protagonist, Shimazu Toyohisa, is voiced by Yuichi Nakamura. Significant roles include Mitsuru Miyamoto as Murasaki, Naoya Uchida as Oda Nobunaga, Mitsuki Saiga as Nasu no Yoichi and many more. Daisuke Ono, playing Butch Cassidy and Yukata Aoyama as Hannibal Barca make for other notable roles.
Plot: Drifters Season 2
Lack of any official announcements yet has prevented fans from acquiring knowledge of season 2. We may get to see Toyohisa ally himself with other proclaimed ‘Drifters’ and oppose the tyranny of the ‘Ends’. The elves may finally join the battle officially this season. We may also get to witness the appearance of an even more dangerous antagonist. Viewers expect the anime to follow the plot of the manga accurately. Thus, reading manga chapters of Volume 5 and up can reveal specific information about the story.
Storyline: Drifters Series
In the Battle of Sekigahara, critically wounded Toyohisa almost loses his life. Despite that, he does not back out of the battle. Nevertheless, he finds himself, at the next instance, in front of a bespectacled man, Murasaki, who claims himself to be God. Murasaki sends Toyohisa to a world where elves, dwarves, hobbits and many other species coexist. However, the different species are persistently at war between themselves.
The Ends, able to command giants and dragons, desire to kill all Drifters and rule the world. Nonetheless, Toyohisa takes it upon himself to oppose the tyrants. His samurai spirit does not allow him to cower in fear. Toyohisa, along with a few other Drifters, helps the elven creatures and protect them from the Ends. Thus begins the war between the two factions.
Trailer: Drifters Season 2
Season 2 of the anime does not have an official trailer as of yet.