The BEST Episodes of Drifters (2016)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2020

Network: Tokyo MX

Shimazu Toyohisa, while 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 wounded 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". This world contains both native humans and a number of fantastical races, including elves, dwarves, and hobbits. However, the world is at war, with the humans waging a losing war against another group of great warriors, the "Ends", who wish to take over the world and kill all of the Drifters. Under the Ends' command are many terrible creatures, including dragons, which they use to destroy everything in their wake. At the start of the series, the Ends' army has control of the northern part of the continent, and are currently trying to invade the south through a pivotal fortress at the northernmost tip of a nation called Carneades. Meanwhile, the "Octobrist Organization", a group of human magicians native to this world, attempt to bring together the many individual Drifters to save their world from the brutal Ends.

Staring at Shinsengumi ~The Song of the Fervid Kyushu Man~

#1 - Staring at Shinsengumi ~The Song of the Fervid Kyushu Man~

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 23, 2016

As Toyohisa and Hijikata dance a deadly duet in the inferno of a capital, Nobunaga slowly moves to turn the tide. As the ashes settle on the city, a Pyrrhic victory is achieved with the line between victory and defeat not being so clear cut.

star 8.31
166 votes
Directors: Kenichi Suzuki
Writers: Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
The Adventure of the Pistol Daimyo ~Bullet Counting Song~

#2 - The Adventure of the Pistol Daimyo ~Bullet Counting Song~

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 16, 2016

The coup begins yet right from the start there is an unexpected wrench thrown into the plans. The roar of muskets now rips across the new world, and the Drifters find their places leading armies.

star 8.14
161 votes
Directors: Kenichi Suzuki
Writers: Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Bring Back Love

#3 - Bring Back Love

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2016

As the lord's suppression force marches into the seemingly abandoned Elven village, a trap laid by the Drifters waits to be sprung. As a result of the clash, the lack of Elven women in the village is explained, and the flames of vengeance ignited.

star 7.93
167 votes
Directors: Kenichi Suzuki
Writers: Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Footsteps

#4 - Footsteps

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 14, 2016

As Orte sets the Elven village ablaze in the distance, Nobunaga and Yoichi are dragged into action by Toyohisa's fearless forward charge. Meanwhile on the other side of the world, the march of the Black King is about to Commence.

star 7.88
195 votes
Directors: Kenichi Suzuki
Writers: Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Chaos Diver

#5 - Chaos Diver

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 18, 2016

As Toyohisa and Joan clash in the moonlight, the strings of fate that tie the Drifters together start to converge, and the strength of their alliance is revealed. As the dust settles, the identity of the leader of the Octobrists is unveiled.

star 7.86
161 votes
Directors: Kenichi Suzuki
Writers: Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Serious Bomber

#6 - Serious Bomber

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 2, 2016

Gadolka begins with the culmination of the effort spent on black powder and ends with a paradigm shift in the warfare of the new world. The full extent of the Dwarves suffering reveals itself, and a new cog is added to the war machine.

star 7.82
148 votes
Directors: Kenichi Suzuki
Writers: Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Active Heart

#7 - Active Heart

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 28, 2016

The Black King is dealing with the aftermath of the conquest of Carneades. Simultaneously, on the other side of the empire, the Drifters are preparing for backlash and starting to grow their own ambitions.

star 7.66
170 votes
Directors: Kenichi Suzuki
Writers: Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Men of Destiny

#8 - Men of Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 11, 2016

As the Elves tear apart the magistrate’s castle, a new player with unknown allegiances looms. Meanwhile, Oda starts work on creating the final nail in Orte’s coffin and bringing about a change that will shatter the foundations of this world.

star 7.66
162 votes
Directors: Kenichi Suzuki
Writers: Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Army of Ours - Sortie at Dawn

#9 - Army of Ours - Sortie at Dawn

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 21, 2016

The Black King’s army is marching on the Northern Wall of Carneades while the Octobrists attempt to convince Carneades' defenders to hand over control of the defensive force to Hannibal and Scipio. This will be the "Ends” debut on the battlefield.

star 7.65
177 votes
Directors: Kenichi Suzuki
Writers: Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Mystery CALL ME

#10 - Mystery CALL ME

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 25, 2016

With the dust settling throughout the battlefield, Toyohisa declares that he acts based on his own rules. Far from the battlefield, the axis powers of World War II reunite, and proceed to fall apart. Elves liberated, next up...the Dwarves.

star 7.49
164 votes
Directors: Kenichi Suzuki
Writers: Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Baba Yetu

#11 - Baba Yetu

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 9, 2016

After freeing the Dwarves, the Drifters’ plans continue getting derailed as unexpected guests show up. Meanwhile, far to the north, the Black King’s plan continues to unfurl as the Ends regroup and recover in preparation to strike back.

star 7.47
154 votes
Directors: Kenichi Suzuki
Writers: Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda
Fight Song

#12 - Fight Song

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

In the aftermath of the Battle of Sekigahara, warrior Shimazu Toyohisa is suddenly thrust into a mysterious world where he is shocked to encounter the supposedly Oda Nobunaga and the historical figure Nasu Suketaka Yoichi.

star 7.43
220 votes
Directors: Kenichi Suzuki
Writers: Hideyuki Kurata, Yōsuke Kuroda