After a much successful first season, fans are waiting with bated breath for any kind of information about the second season.
'Drifters' is described as a Japanese anime that has based its roots in the fantasy genre. The manga is written by Kouta Hirano and the illustrations are done by the author himself. The manga began its serialization in a local magazine. An anime adaptation of the series under the same name aired between October 7, 2016, and December 23, 2016. The second season of 'Drifters' was announced back in 2016, but no other information about the show moving forward with the second season has been announced as of now. Hence, let's have a look back at all the information we have on our hands.
The first season of the anime aired back on October 7, 2016, and concluded on December 23, 2016. The renewal for the second season was announced after the conclusion of the first season. Even though almost four years have passed since then, no development has happened since. The announcement was made at the end of season 1 finale, that read, "To be continued Second Season. See you again. Tokyo 20XX. Sayonara.” Now this could mean any year. Hence, even if the show has been renewed, fans might have to wait for a pretty long time to see their favorite masked vigilante back on screen.
No release date for the show is available as of now. Even though the show has been renewed for a second season in 2016, no development has happened that has taken the series forward.
The main reason for the delay could be the lack of content. At the moment of this writing, there are only six volumes. The first season covered four of those volumes which leaves two more. This clearly isn't enough for a whole new season. What makes matters even worse is the fact that the three OVA episodes have already covered almost half of Volume 5.
Despite the show's renewal, we may still need to wait for new volumes to release before we can expect season 2 to begin production. We can rest assured that the manga's author is still hard at work as new chapters were released in January 2020.
The English-dubbed episodes of the show are available for the fans to watch on Funimation.
The plot of the show follows the story of Shimazu Toyohisa who is from the middle ages but is transported to a modern-day parallel world. When he wakes up, he finds himself in a corridor that consists of hundreds of doors on its either side. Soon enough, he discovers that his new world is full of a lot of fantastic beasts and people. Along the way, Shimzau also finds a lot of warriors who join him. All these warriors together figure out that this modern-day world is full of tyrants and is determined to get rid of it and free the people.
Even though the renewal of the show was announced way back in 2016, it has not moved any further with the development. But, keep an eye out for this space as we will update it as soon as something official breaks.
No spoilers as such are available for the second season. Fans who have not watched the first season can catch up with it. And, if you wish to gain some extra knowledge about the anime, you can read up the manga series.
Shimazu Toyohisa- Known as the main protagonist of the show, this character is based on the real-life character of the same name who was a famed Samurai fighter. In the story, Shimazu gets transported into a fantasy world, where he became part of the Drifters and is determined to save people from the mindless tyranny that prevails there.
Nobunaga Oda- Known to be a powerful Japanese warlord, Nobunaga is also Shimazu's one of the first allies in the fantasy world. Other than that, he is also one of the most important characters in the show.
Yoichi Suketaka Nasu- Known as a historical Samurai figure, Yochi, in the show, is portrayed as an effeminate 19-year-old man who became a part of the Drifters. He is an extremely skilled archer, a talent that often comes in handy during the entirety of the series as he takes out a whole lot of enemies at large.