If you love watching the first episode of How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Season 2 and waiting for the next episode, I think you should keep ‘Drifters’ in your watch list for the meantime.
And for those who are already a fan of Drifters, let me tell you everything you need to know about Drifters Season 2. I can understand how it feels to wait for your favorite anime’s next season.
The popularity, rating, and remaining source material- all hint that Drifters sequel is a must release. Just wait for the official announcement.
This article will provide you with updated information about the release date, plot, characters, and every fact you need to know about the upcoming season.
Let’s get started.
Total Seasons of Drifters:
At first, Drifters caught my attention when a friend of mine gave me a link to the manga written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. Thus I was already a fan of the story before watching the anime.
Even though the manga has 6 volumes and is still publishing more, Drifters only has one anime adaptation. Hoods Drifters Studio produced the anime. 12 episodes and 3 OVA aired from 7th October 2016 to 2018.
Drifters Season 2 Release Date: [Update: January, 2022]
Well, if you have already watched the anime, I think you can assume the hint from the last episode. The fans were assured that the series will come back with another season but there is still no official announcement for it.
Since the first season covered 3 volumes of the manga, only 3 volumes are left for the second season. Hence, the source material may not be enough to produce another season. But the good news is the production team and the author, both are working hard to write more content.
We can hope that by the end of 2021, there will be enough material for producing Drifters Season 2.
How Can We Figure Out Whether There Will Be Another Season Of Drifters Or Not?
To assume whether a series will have another season or not, few factors are responsible. First of all, the source material is an essential factor. As I have already mentioned it, let’s jump into the next factor.
Popularity is another factor. The IMDB rating for season 1 was 7.7/10 and according to MyAnimeList followers, the show was rated 7.9/10 and ranked 6412. This was scored by 205,365 followers.
As we can see the show was a hit among the viewers and is still in demand, it is more likely that the season will come in near future.
What Is The Storyline Of Drifters?
The story started in 1600. Toyohisa Shimazu was fighting with his amazing sword skill and guarded his troops to return back from their enemy. After a while, he was severely wounded because of the war and lost consciousness.
When he woke up, he found himself in a corridor of numerous doors and Murasaki told him to choose a door. Suddenly, he was sucked into another world. Soon he found Nobunaga Oda and Yoichi Suketaka Nasu.
Toyohisa formed a group with them to help the dwarfs and fight the evil king of the continent. They found out that they were summoned to fight a war against ‘the Ends’ which includes many more cruel monsters.
What Is Special About Drifters?
The interesting fact is most of the main characters in this anime were famous warriors of Japan. Warlords, Archer and so many other fighters from different wars who were known to be dead in the present world were summoned to this world war of another dimension after their death.
So, basically, even in the afterlife, they were battling against the evildoers. Although the anime depicted brutality from humankind to the dwarfs or the Ends eliminating humans, the light humorous dialogues always made the seriousness of the situation lighter.
And you can say that the anime had a historical background as well since it showed Japan’s ancient warriors and culture.
Is Drifters A Good Anime?
Since the anime is from the dark fantasy and adventure fiction genre, it contains various violence, war, and cruelty. I loved the storytelling because the plot went on like peeling an onion. You will be hooked on the story to know more about this life after death with every episode.
Is The Black King In Drifters Jesus?
Many fans assume that the Black King, who is the leader of the Ends, is Jesus Christ. They think that the marks in his hands are from crucifixion and he has the healing power just like Jesus.
Personally, I think he is just a fictional character.
Like thousands of fans around the world, I am also waiting for the second season to know what happened after killing Lemek and what would Shylock do with the rifles he accepted from Count Saint-Germi.
We hope that the author of the manga series will work a little bit faster so that we can have Drifter Season 2 asap. As I have a passion for isekai and the adventure genre, I have some other anime on my watch list.