Drifters Season 2: Release, Cast and What Else We Know

Drifters Season 2 was a surety after it was announced at the end of season 1. Now, almost five years have passed since the joyful announcement. What has become of season 2 in the past years? What changed,, and will season 2 ever happen? Read on to find out the release, cast, and other essential information about Season 2.

Drifters Season 2: Release Date and Other Developments

Season 1 of the show aired between 7 October and 23 December 2016. The 12 episode season announced season 2 in its finale with a note saying:

“To be continued second season, see you again, Tokyo 20XX, Sayonara.”

As evident from above, the studio has announced no fixed date for season 2. The only surety is that season 2 will necessarily happen, but when? We don’t know. Some assumed that season 2 might happen 2 or 5 years after the first one, but it has already been a long time, and fans remain in the dark. The series has undergone no developments since the season 2 announcement and the studio remains dead silent on the subject.

Drifters Storyline

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A still from episode 1 of the show (Image: The Cinemaholic)

A rare blend of Isekai, adventure and dark fantasy, Drifters is based on the Drifters manga written by  Kouta Hirano that debuted in 2009. The series follows Shimazu Toyohisa, a warrior from medieval Japan. The protagonist is transferred from his position on the battlefield to a long corridor of doors. There a man named Murasaki sends him to different world through one of the doors.

This new world humans and fictional beings exist together. Here Toyohisa meets other warriors who have also been transported to form a group named “Drifters.” The “Drifters” fight against another group of warriors named “The Ends” in order to save this world from destruction. A seinen anime, Drifters is a very unique take on the Isekai theme. No wonder the anime became an instant hit in Japan.

Drifters Season 2 Cast

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Toyohisa, Nobunaga and Yoichi from the series (Image: Zerochan)

Season 2 will obviously have a long string of characters but some important characters from the show are Shimazu Toyohisa, Nobunaga Oda,and Yoichi Suketaka Nasu. Toyohisa, the protagonist, is based on the real life Samurai of the same name who is determined to save people from mindless tyranny. Nobunaga is a famed Japanese warlord and one of the first allies of Toyohisa in the series. Yoichi, also known as the historical figure Yochi, is a 19 year old effeminate man. A very skilled archer and a talented warrior, he is a rather important character in the show. As for the voice actors, we do not know if we will get new voices. The last season’s dubbing was well received so voice actors from season 1 might continue in season 2.

Why is Season 2 being delayed?

A major reason for the delay would be lack of content. The manga comprises of only six volumes out of the first season covered four. After this, three OVAs which came out in 2017 and 2018 covered most of the fifth volume. A whole season cannot be framed on only two volumes. Hence, season 2 has been pushed on the racks.

Fans are disappointed by this and this can be easily sensed from Reddit threads about the second season. However, recent chapters released by the mangaka spark delight and hope among the viewers. Meanwhile, if you havent’t watched the series, you can stream it on Funimation , Amazon Prime and Hulu . Also, you can read the manga to catch up with the series.

So, Finally…

Season 2 is a sure thing considering that the studio already announced it. Now, its all about the wait that is turning out to be rather long. Nevertheless, lets wait fingers crossed and pray for the new season of Drifters. Stay tuned to know more about the series.

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