Will There Be Drifters Season 2? (Updated in 2024)

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Drifters Season 2 is a highly anticipated sequel, fueled by the success and popularity of its first season in 2016. So, it’s no surprise that fans are still wondering about the renewal of this anime for a second season.

Here is everything we know so far about the possibility of a new season of Drifters and when it could potentially be released.

The anime series “Drifters” is based on a popular and successful fantasy seinen manga of the same name, first published in 2009. The “Dorifutazu” manga series is written and illustrated by Kōta Hirano, the creator of Hellsing.

“Drifters” is an exceptional fantasy isekai anime series loved by fans worldwide. It centers around the adventures of Shimazu Toyohisa, a samurai warrior who is transported to a world where historical figures from different eras and countries fight against each other. He joins forces with other “Drifters” to oppose the “Ends”.

The anime television series Drifters has only had one season. It was directed by Suzuki Ken’ichi and animated by Hoods Drifters Studio. The script was written by Kurata Hideyuki and Yosuke Kuroda.

There has been no announcement on whether the studio and director will return for a potential new season of Drifters.

The first 12-episode Drifters television anime series premiered in Japan in October 2016. Three OVAs were then released between December 2017 and December 2018. So, can we expect Drifters Season 2 Episode 1 or some other continuation?

Drifters Season One Key Visual Art

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Will There Be A Season 2 Of Drifters?

Drifters season 2 is yet to be officially announced. However, the likelihood of additional episodes appears high as there is still enough material in the manga for another season. The first season covered chapters 1 to 45 of the manga, leaving 39 chapters for a potential second season.

Adding to that is the anime’s popularity and fan demand. The first season received positive reviews and ratings, with an average score of 7.8 out of 10 on MyAnimeList. Many fans have been waiting for a sequel since the first season ended in 2016. The manga series is still ongoing, and Volume 7 was just released, ending a five-year hiatus, which is one of the main reasons there is no season 2 yet.

The main issue stems from the lack of source material. The first season of Drifters did well, with more than 11,500 copies per Blu-ray sold. However, the series has been on hiatus since 2018, so there was no material for a second season. The release of volume 8 could finally trigger the announcement of a second season since there would be enough chapters for a second season.

Where to start reading Drifters after the first season? Drifters manga volume after the first season is Volume 5.

So, if you want to continue the story from where the first season ended, take a look at Drifters manga Volume 5 in English.

The first season of Drifters anime adapted volumes 1 to the end of volume 4, ending at chapter 45, so season 2 should adapt volumes 5 to 8.

I highly recommend checking out Drifters manga. Many fans prefer manga to anime, and it is the only way to get more of the story in 2024.

I will update this post with any news or a release date for a new Drifters anime project from the official Drifters Twitter account or Crunchyroll.

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