So, apparently a thing anime bloggers do is they link to the episodic review articles they write, so you can remember that I’m writing over at this site and you should go read it. Anyway, here’s the review for [episode 1 of Drifters], from the same writer who bought us Hellsing:
When I first heard of Drifters, I was a tad disappointed it was not an anime based on Tokyo Drift. But I forgot that when I learned that it was an anime adapted from a manga by Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano.
The series itself reminds me a little bit of the Fate series, heroes from history fight in a grand battle. In the case of Drifters, Shimazu Toyohisa (A real guy) impales himself on many spears during the Battle of Sekigahara in the year 1600 to kill the enemy general. Instead of dying, he finds himself transported to a long hallway with doors on its sides. A single man sitting at a desk forces him through one of the doors.
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Originally published on Valiant Ghost