Shimazu Toyohisa, whilst involved at the Battle of Sekigahara, manages to mortally wound Ii Naomasa, but is critically wounded in the process. As he walks from the field broken and bleeding, Toyohisa finds himself transported to a corridor of doors, where a bespectacled man at a desk waits for him. This man, Murasaki, sends Toyohisa into the nearest door where he wakes up in another world. There, Toyohisa meets other great warriors like him who have been transported as well, to be part of a group known as “Drifters.” – My Anime List
Based on 13 review scores:
All in all, Drifters Episode 1 lived up to my expectations and I can’t wait for next week to come to watch more!
Boston Bastard Brigade
If you crave wanton violence and mayhem, Drifters will deliver it on a silver platter. In the need of some unexpectedly hilarious dialogue? Drifters has you covered. Desire a great dose of memorable characters and some fist-pumping visuals? Yes, Drifters has that, as well. In fact, the only thing this anime doesn’t have is the one thing you, readers, can give it: some undivided attention.
Unleash The Anime
Drifters is a rare show that you can just watch and let it take you where it wants you to go. It very straightforward and easy to follow.
This show is awesome, make more of them like this. Fighting, check. Blood, check. Good Animation, check. A Plot that makes little sense, but you really don’t care, check. No need for feelings, check. Swords, check. Samurai, check. Glasses, check. Army girls, check. Meat, check. Will you watch this, check.
Deaths Door Prods
Overall, this is looking to be one of the must watch series of the season.
An action-packed premier, warriors thought dead long ago past find themselves reunited in a new realm. Their destiny unknown, the only string connecting them all to this world is the same mysterious doorman. Who is he? Why pick them? And who is watching these three Drifters? It certainly feels like the bloodshed from this pilot is only a taste of the wars yet to come, though against who is a mystery…
Honestly, this is the show I had hoped Fate was going to be when I first heard about the base concept and personal bias I would give this show a 10 but I understand that it has flaws and wanted to give a more accurate review for others to judge by.
As a longtime fan of the manga, I still had fun with what this adaptation accomplished, And thatâ€™s taking the ridiculous concept of throwing random historical figures together in a Medieval/Middle Earth-style fantasy setting and creatively turning it into an Intense, action-heavy thrill ride.
My Anime List
Overall, I’d say that Drifters is worth watching mostly for its art and animation, and busy action scenes. Just don’t expect good writing – this is a feast for your eyes only.
Episode one is building up the suspense and mystery of why historical figures were taken out of history and place in that world. Honestly, the set up for Drifters is quite refreshing.
Overall the series is so far (9th episode) good. From my point of view it is not as good as the Hellsing Ultimate, but still better than many present day series.