Drifters, time travel with a fantasy twist
Come discover all about the new anime Ao Oni – The Animation – and Drifters set to start in October! Hungry for Anime? Itadakimasu!!
Ao Oni – The Animation –
Picture this. four friends Takurou, Takeshi, Mika and Hiroshi visits a mansion that is set apart from the village, and thus rumoured to have ghosts. A mysterious creature, an Oni, stalks them. Will they all be able to solve the puzzles and clues in the mansion to escape alive? This is the scenario of the original RPG game. The game was so popular that it scared up a live-action movie and next month an anime series! The series will be a short-form comedy horror.
A teaser trailer is now online and it reveals the main voice cast. They are Takahiro Mizushima as Takuro, Eri Kitamura as Mika. Shūta Morishima as Takeshi and , Ryōta Ōsaka as Hiroshi. Toshirō Hamamura and Chisei Maeda direct the anime and Studio Deen does the animation. Ao Oni – The Animation – will premiere on October 02.
More information on the Drifters anime has been revealed. Drifters is an action/fantasy series with historical elements and centres on the samurai Shimazu Tokohisa (a real historical figure) that finds himself transported magically to an alternate reality his death at the Battle of Sekigahara. He meets up with other historical figures like Joan of Arc and Rasputin and, of course, there will be battles! Just think, a world filled with magic, elves and dragons and a great war where figures from Earth’s histories are let loose in battle! Exciting, isn’t it? The anime premieres on October 7th and will have a 12 episode run.
Directing this new anime is Kenichi Suzuki, known for directing both Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. Also involved with the series are Hideyuki Kurata (Maria the Virgin Witch) which is doing the script writing and series composition, another script writer is Yousuke Kuroda (Gungrave) and Ryoji Nakamori (Hellsing Ultimate) is doing character design and chief animation director. Maon Kurosaki (Hellsing) is performing the Ending song.
The cast includes Yūichi Nakamura, Naoya Uchida, Mitsuki Saiga, Takahiro Sakurai, Shiho Kokido, Masakazu Nishida, Junko Minagawa, Kenji Nomura, Junko Kitanishi, Masahiko Tanaka, Hiroki Yasumoto, Mitsuru Miyamoto,Tatsuhisa Suzuki , Daisuke Ono, Wataru Takagi and Akira. Drifters Preview Video has been released.
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