The Best Episodes of Drifters (2016)
Last Updated: Jun 6, 2019
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.
#1 - Staring at Shinsengumi ~The Song of the Fervid Kyushu Man~
Season 1 - Episode 12
As the Drifters and their army decimate the Ends' troops, Hijikata give orders for his soldiers to break into smaller units and disperse into the streets to head to Orte's capitol building while setting the city ablaze. While Hijikata and Toyohisa fight one another in a deadly duel, Nobunaga and Hannibal are able to come up with a strategy to gather the enemies into a single location and kill them with Yoichi's squad and Olminu's assistance. With their army destroyed, the Black King orders Hijikata to withdraw from the Orte Empire during his fight against Toyohisa, who is left heavily injured. Back in Carneades, Rasputin apologizes to the Black King for their failure for seizing Orte, though the Black King is pleased that they were able to cripple Orte's capital city and gauge the Drifters' strength. Hearing Nobunaga's voice during Rasputin's earlier encounter with him, Akechi Mitsuhide agrees to join the Ends in hopes of killing Nobunaga in the next battle.
#2 - The Adventure of the Pistol Daimyo ~Bullet Counting Song~
Season 1 - Episode 11
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.
#3 - Bring Back Love
Season 1 - Episode 5
Prior to the ambush planned by the Drifters, Nobunaga uses corpses and various human wastes to create a saltpeter pit after Toyohisa buries the heads of the deceased as a sign of respect. Meanwhile, Yoichi begins to train the elves in archery, and is surprised to learn that they have an innate aptitude for it. As night sinks in, the Orte troops notice that the village's water well was dumped with excrement. At nightfall, Toyohisa and the elves launch their attack on the Orte soldiers as Nobunaga forms an enclosure to trapped the Orte troops and continuously bombarded them with waste-laden arrows. Toyohisa beheads the commander of the troops, prompting the remaining soldiers to flee. In the forest, Yoichi kills the fleeing soldiers, who fall victim to excrement-infested traps. After their successful battle, Toyohisa urges the elves to rescue the female elves. Disguised as Orte troops, the Drifters and elves make their way to the local magistrate's fort and locate the women. Much to his horror and disgust, Toyohisa discovers that the women have been used as sex slaves by the Orte soldiers and vows to slaughter them all in retribution.
#4 - Footsteps
Season 1 - Episode 2
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.
#5 - Chaos Diver
Season 1 - Episode 7
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.
#6 - Serious Bomber
Season 1 - Episode 9
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.
#7 - Men of Destiny
Season 1 - Episode 6
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.
#8 - Mystery CALL ME
Season 1 - Episode 8
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.
#9 - Army of Ours - Sortie at Dawn
Season 1 - Episode 3
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.
#10 - Active Heart
Season 1 - Episode 4
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.
#11 - Baba Yetu
Season 1 - Episode 10
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.
#12 - Fight Song
Season 1 - Episode 1
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.