Funimation’s drifting towards the hype train with a new teaser!

Earlier today, Funimation started streaming a new teaser for the upcoming Drifters anime series. The six-minute promo is identical to a teaser that Geneon Universal streamed earlier this year, which was used to promote an OVA bundled with Drifters manga volume 5.

Funimation’s version of the teaser is presented with English subtitles.

Drifters Key Visual 001 - 20150327Drifters is based on Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano’s manga of the same name. Kenichi Suzuki (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Gundam Evolve) will helm the project at Hoods Entertainment, with Ryoji Nakamori (Hellsing Ultimate) providing character designs. Hideyuki Kurata (Oreimo, The World God Only Knows) is in charge of series composition.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Shimazu Toyohisa: Yūichi Nakamura
  • Hijikata Toshizo: Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Scipio Africanus: Hiroshi Yanaka
  • Shara: Junji Majima
  • Anastasia: Junko Kitanishi
  • Jeanne d’Arc: Junko Minagawa
  • EASY: Kanae Itō
  • Gilles de Rais: Kenji Nomura
  • Rasputin: Masahiko Tanaka
  • Kafeto: Masakazu Nishida
  • Nasu no Yoichi: Mitsuki Saiga
  • Murasaki: Mitsuru Miyamoto
  • Oda Nobunaga: Naoya Uchida
  • Marsha: Sayori Ishizuka
  • Olminu: Shiho Kokido
  • Black King: Taiten Kusunoki
  • Abe no Seimei: Takahiro Sakurai
  • Mark: Tomoko Tsuzuki
  • Hannibal Barca: Yutaka Aoyama

Funimation announced that they acquired the rights to Drifters at Anime Expo. The series is slated to run for 12 episodes.

Source: YouTube (Funimation)