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Various historical fighters are summoned from across time to wage war on each other, with the fate of the world in the balance.


Kohta Hirano
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Yutaka Aoyama Yutaka Aoyama ...  Hannibal Barca 1 episode, 2016
Jacob Browning ...  Gu Binnen Commander 1 episode, 2016
Kanae Itô Kanae Itô ...  Easy 1 episode, 2016
Junko Kitanishi Junko Kitanishi ...  Anastasia 1 episode, 2016
Shiho Kokido Shiho Kokido ...  Olminu 1 episode, 2016
Mikaela Krantz ...  Masha 1 episode, 2016
Takeaki Masuyama Takeaki Masuyama ...  Orte Soldier 1 episode, 2016
Junko Minagawa Junko Minagawa ...  Jeanne d'Arc 1 episode, 2016
Mitsuru Miyamoto Mitsuru Miyamoto ...  Murasaki 1 episode, 2016
Yûichi Nakamura ...  Shimazu Toyohisa 1 episode, 2016
Masakazu Nishida Masakazu Nishida ...  Kafeto 1 episode, 2016
Kenji Nomura Kenji Nomura ...  Gilles de Rais 1 episode, 2016
Mitsuki Saiga Mitsuki Saiga ...  Nasu no Yoichi 1 episode, 2016
Takahiro Sakurai ...  Abe no Seimei 1 episode, 2016
Masahiko Tanaka Masahiko Tanaka ...  Rasputin 1 episode, 2016
Naoya Uchida Naoya Uchida ...  Oda Nobunaga 1 episode, 2016
Hiroki Yasumoto Hiroki Yasumoto ...  Hijikata Toshizo 1 episode, 2016


The Drifters are a league of exemplary warriors from across history - the samurai Shimazu Toyohisa, the ninja Nasu, a World War 2 pilot, an Imperial Japanese naval officer, and a host of others - brought to an alternate Earth to fight and destroy the Ends, a similar group who have decided to take over the Earth instead of protecting it.

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7 October 2016 (Japan) See more »

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The anime was created to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Shonengahosha, the publisher of the "Drifters" manga. See more »

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Nice Anime & Plot with scope in storytelling.
16 February 2018 | by mayank09876See all my reviews

I loved the plot and the animation itself is great, got lots of violence and humor too. It's the terrible storytelling and characters along with the dub and sub which spoiled the experience.

The setting is a medieval fantasy world with elves, dwarves, orcs, humans, and dragons. There is a war going on between the humans and the rest of the species. The twist is famous personalities with military background from earth are transferred there after their death, these guys are called Drifters. It's interesting to see how these famous people change the world around them with life-giving them a second chance. Facing them are Ends, these again seem to be famous personalities but ones who died a painful death. The ends also have mystical powers to supplement their personality.

My complaint with the anime is the focus on Japanese personality which the people outside Japan won't know about. The ones known the world over like Hannibal and Joan of Arc are given weird personalities. I would have loved it if they would have pitted a Hannibal vs Rommel. These unknown famous guys from Japan just don't hold the interest for me.

The Eng dub for the anime was missing for most of the episodes so I had to shift to sub, even that use to skip out on 2-3 minutes of gag scenes.

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