The anime, Drifters, was launched in October 2016, and it is both written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. Since the launch of its first season, fans have been desperately waiting for Drifters Season 2. After all, Drifters provided fans with a great story outline along with some crazy action too.
For Drifters to have a Season 2, they need to have enough manga chapters for the story, and the profits from the first Season must be enough to give them a reason to produce a second season.
Will there be a Drifters Season 2?
Continue reading to find out.
What happened thus far in Drifters
The anime follows the story of a Samurai named Shimazu Toyohisa, who is transported to a new world a moment before he dies in the Battle of Sekigahara. He meets and befriends Oda, and Yoichi, but a day later, the nearby land of the elves is attacked by the Orte government.
The three Drifters battle against the soldiers and defeat them, which leads them to realize the cruel and unjust treatment of the government towards the people. Soon, Shimazu, Oda, and Yoichi learn that they are known as “Drifters,” and they are brought into this world to fight against the evil forces known as the “ends” which were brought into the world to eradicate humanity, the Drifters and are responsible for the creation of Orte empire. One by one, the Drifters free the demihumans from their slavery and add them to their forces. Finally, they attempt to take over the government but are attacked by massive Ends forces.
What is going on with Hoods Entertainment?
After producing Drifters, the studio remained active and worked on projects including Märchen Mädchen, Real Girl, Val × Love, and its most recent project was Gekidol, released in 2021.
What do we know about Drifters Season 2 so far?
Season 1, comprised of twelve episodes; which covered Drifters up until Chapter forty-five of the manga. Later, the thirteenth and fourteenth episodes were released, covering half of the Chapters forty-five to fifty-two. Then the fifteenth episode covers manga chapter fifty-three to the first half of fifty-six.
After the first Season’s ending, an announcement was made written as “to be continued second Season. See you again. Tokyo 20XX. Sayonara.” This indeed indicated a renewal of Drifters.
However, after four years, there has been no official announcement regarding the Drifters Season 2. Thus far, Hirano hasn’t given any hints or spoilers about Season 2, either. Notwithstanding, in 2020, there was a rumor by Spy that Drifters 2 will be released in 2021.
What are fans saying about Drifters Season 2?
After Season 1, Drifter fans worldwide filled online forums with predictions, questions, and discussions about Drifters Season 2.
Fans are impatiently waiting. Fans believe that the Drifters manga is being released slowly, and currently, there aren’t enough manga chapters to create Season 2. This makes it a likely probability of Season 2 being short and ending on a cliffhanger.
Will there be Drifters Season 2?
Apart from the official announcement of Drifters Season 2, it is essential to note that Drifters has been a highly successful anime. It was one of the animes that ranked top among Blu-ray disc sales in 2016.
According to Oricon, Drifters achieved more than 11,000 Blu-ray disc sales, which gave it the fifth ranking. Drifters also have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide by July 2021. These stats motivate the producers to release a second season because they will likely also generate high profits.
In 2018, an OVA of Drifters was released. But it only consisted of three episodes that were more of a continuation of Season 1 rather than a story’s conclusion—again indicating that a Season 2 is to be released to covering up the story.
However, Drifters Season 1 covers four manga volumes, and thus far, only six have been written; but the manga is ongoing. Since the anime uncover only two manga volumes, it is insufficient for making Season 2. Drifters will only make Season 2 after at least two more manga volumes have been released. This means that there will be a delay in its launch, but sooner or later, there will be a Drifters season 2.
When will Drifters Season 2 be released?
Thus far, there has been no word about the release of Drifters Season 2. Considering all factors abovementioned, it can be confirmed that Season 2 will be released. However, the release date or year remains unknown.
What can we expect in Season 2 of Drifters?
During the first Season of Drifters, everyone has been most curious about the Black King’s one character. His abilities are shown in the first season, but he has not been seen in combat. Moreover, his identity hasn’t been disclosed yet either. Hirano has been keeping one of the strongest characters for the next Season.
Hence, it can be predicted that in Drifters Season 2, we will learn more about the Black King and might get to see him in combat considering his unique and incomparable abilities; his battle will be exciting.
The Ends are an evil, strong, and determined force that will not stay quiet for long. They retreated in the first proper battle against Drifters, but it is evident that in Season 2, there will be a fiercer battle in which either all of the Ends will be annihilated or the Drifters as the Ends are people who will not rest until they achieve their goal. They will come back more powerful and prepared to kill the Drifters, while the Drifters will again use their strong will, hard work, and strategy to fight against the evil.