The series creators thereby hinted that the premiere will be released in the foreseeable future, but they don't know the particular date so far. Well, years later, you still seeking for the answers to this question, but I guess without a result.
In fact, there is nothing unusual in such a situation. The production cycle in the world of anime differs from that of the US television. Many anime ended many years ago, and got their respective next seasons just recently.
Many claimed that Drifters Season 2 is to premiere in 2018. However, as you can see now, these data were wrong. On the other hand, there are many ways to interpret the official announcement.
One may think that 20XX is 2019, while others treat it like 2087. You shouldn't take it seriously, but these Japanese guys are tricky.
Most likely, the key idea of the announcement was all about the money. The show's creators opted to see their income before making a decision about the next season. On the contrary, they, nonetheless, have announced Drifters Season 2 and must thereby keep their word.
In fact, it doesn't matter to you as a fan what their idea was, all you need to know is the exact date for the promised premiere, isn't it? However, to figure it out, we will have to dig deeper into the facts.
On November 11, 2019, the official announcement appeared on the official website of the Drifters series, according to which Drifters Volume 6 was issued.
Each volume contains six chapters. At the same time, Drifters Season 1 contains only twelve episodes + three OVA episodes that were released in the period between December 2017 and November 2018, on BD/DVD only.
The fifth volume was issued on the eve of the first season premiere, and thereby cannot be the source for this television adaptation.
As a result, there is enough source material for Season 2. Yet why in such a case Drifters went on hiatus? Looks like some other indicator caused a delay. If we take a look at the TOP 300 of BD/DVD sales in Japan, Drifters took the 184th place in the list (11,562 items).
For comparison, Yuuri!!! on Ice v1 has been sold with the number of 53,162 items in 2017, and it took thereby the 28th place.
It seems that those who stand behind the Drifters franchise are concerned about their income. Unfortunately, the situation looks like if they decides that the sales are low, Drifters Season 2 won't happen.
We don't claim it, but at the same time, we don't rule out the cancellation. Of course, we have considered the worst case scenario. Most likely, this forecast never comes true. Yet this still explains such a long hiatus and uncertainty related to it.
In spite of the data presented above, we tend to believe that the Hoods Drifters Studio keeps promise, and we will finally see Drifters Season 2. So let's now talk about the possible release date for the upcoming premiere.
Drifters Season 2 Release Date
As mentioned above, Drifters Season 2 is officially confirmed, but the anime somehow went on a long-term hiatus. Even if there was a lack in the source material, now there are all the data for another television adaptation since Drifters Vol. 6 has just been released.
It seems that the creators of Drifters scheduled the release date for 2020. We tend to think that this date is the exact date hidden behind the intrigue of 20XX.
However, we don't rule out that the 2nd season might start in October of 2019, given the schedule of the first season. We are looking forward to the official confirmation of theses data. Once the studio reveals Drifters Season 2 release date, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates.
Drifters started off on October 7, 2016, on Tokyo MX. Later, GYT, MBC, GBS, and other Japanese television networks picked up the anime to broadcast. Hoods Entertainment served as the developer of the series.
FUNimation acted as a licensor of the series in North America. The anime series is available for online video streaming on Crunchyroll. The first season of the anime was incredibly popular among the viewers.
On MyAnimeList, Drifters have a score of 8.07/10 based on ~ 91,500 votes. On IMDb, the series holds a rating of 7.9 out of 10 stars. Season 1 of Drifters consisted of twelve episodes.
What Do We Expect In Season 2 of Drifters?The second season of Drifters will depict the continuation of the collision between the Drifters and the Ends. During this season, we may figure out who stands behind the Drifters, and how his magical abilities allow them to appear at the various battlefields.
Also, we will learn who controls the Black King. Since there was no official synopsis for the next season, we're waiting for the additional data.
What Is Drifters Anime About?The story focuses on Shimazu Toyohisa, a medieval warrior who found himself amidst a white corridor along the endless doors in front of a bespectacled man, waiting for him.
The mysterious man sent Toyohisa into one of these doors. As a result, he woke up in another world. Thus, Toyohisa found himself among the other warriors in a group called "Drifters."
The world he came in consists of various fabulous races. Among them, there are elves, dwarves, etc. This parallel universe is at war. A group of warriors known as the "Ends" is trying to eliminate the Drifters alongside with other humans.
The Ends' army consists of many dangerous creatures, such as giants and dragons, which wipe out all the obstacles on their way.
As turned out, the only power able to resist the Ends is the "Octobrist Organization," whose members, native mages, attempt to assemble a group of Drifters able to repel the attacks of the Ends.