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The story of Drifters takes place during Japan's Sengoku period (roughly 15th to 17th century), a time of constant warring between the island's states, and a natural setting of choice for samurai stories. A young samurai on verge of death suddenly finds himself into another, fantastic world, alongside important military figures from history. How? Why? These questions remain unanswered.


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Juin Jutsu Team

Latest Release(s)
c.49 by INP-Mangaz (6d ago)
c.47-48 by INP-Mangaz (34d ago)
c.46 by INP-Mangaz (50d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (427 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.28 / 10.0
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March 27th 2015, 10:17am PST

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Young King Ours (Shonen Gahosha)

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Drifters Manga by Hellsing's Hirano Has Anime in the Works 0 days, 6 hours, 19 minutes ago
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Drifter Ultimate?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JetGT
December 2nd, 2014, 4:46am
Where's the anime for this! I want to see it so here take my money! Ahem, yeah it just that awesome. I thought it was strange first few chapters, but it really grows on you. The story is unique and interesting. The characters are... well take bad asses from history and pitched them against each other and what you get?
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THIS SO---   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by himemai
September 10th, 2014, 6:18am
I just don't understand why the hell I can keep reading and actually love this! Hahaha^^ The plot is so freakin' crazy with all the character taken from history, with crazy personality and crazy brutality. Not just that the twist about the Black King... OMG WHY THE HECK---

This is going to be moaaarrr interesting^^
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Thumbs Up   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MissModern
July 20th, 2014, 11:09pm
This is a history nerd's true heaven. Not only that, but for people, like me, who aren't as "educated" or "into" history as some, this will be enjoyable. Honestly, I enjoyed a lot of the references and jokes in here. It's seriously interesting, and I love the way the author integrated the character's past and habits in their plans/ideas. Amazing. 10/10 would recommend.

... Last updated on February 22nd, 2015, 4:49pm
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Epic Heroes Carnival   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rennov
May 26th, 2014, 11:14am
Yeah, in short this manga is the stage to show how epic of each hero based on their era. Epic, is for sure. Bloody battle in samurai style is everywhere around the mc.

In brief, enthralling epic bloody heroes stories... I'll give a ten

Edit: @silentanime... the hell?!! U maybe right?! After looking at his hands, maybe u got that right... very very very extreme character to be pulled of...

... Last updated on May 26th, 2014, 11:23am
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jfaerr
June 26th, 2013, 12:21pm
Time warp fantasy fusion type stories are always great, and Drifters is definately top class so far. The humor, action and plot are all quite excellent.

For those that may be interested in a similar yet equally interesting manga, I highly recommend "Gate".

PS: Nobunaga is a total boss in this series. Between him and the main protagonist the lulz just don't stop cool

... Last updated on June 26th, 2013, 12:28pm
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The MC is just another Monkey D. Luffy in another surreal world...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SilentAnime
April 12th, 2013, 9:48am
And that's why I love it!! the earlier chapters (just like some people below me say) are a bit weird to begin with, but after reading few more chapters you'll understand why the plot made like that. If you are a fan of history in general, I'm sure you'll lovin' it, since in the further chapters there'll some more surprises for you. And yeah, this is not your usual samurai story in sengoku era. IT IS MORE THAN THAT.

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After reading chapter 33, it makes me want to shout like: "Hey... Isn't that means the Black King is Jesus Christ?!"
Well, since he was died in angst just like the other "ends", It does make sense. But hell, only the Japanese dare to put something like this in their works that openly.

... Last updated on April 12th, 2013, 9:50am
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Awesome Hirano is awesome.   
Rating: N/A
by Mad_Scientist
March 19th, 2013, 4:04pm
Like people before have posted this is such an awesome manga. I don't about the others but when I was new to this series every chapter send chills down my spine like the kind you get when riding a roller coaster. The battle scenes are good but I prefer the personality and the facial expressions that the characters make. After reaching the latest chapter you would be pissed at Hirano for making this a monthly release.
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Made me want to learn stuff   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by isramat
November 20th, 2012, 5:19pm
This is an intersting manga thanks to that many of the characters are actual persons that have existed.
By puting them in an altenativ univers was intresting and really fun, it made me want to know more about the different historical people introdused in the series.

... Last updated on November 20th, 2012, 5:20pm
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Not for everyone   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kurotan
February 6th, 2012, 9:31am
This is the kind of series where people complain about the violence. I can only reply that violence has it own demographic lol. If you can't take it then don't read it but that doesn't make the manga any inferior. Awesome series for people that love blood, fantasy and action. Brilliant! As lazy as Hirano is...he does draw good stuff
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Mix of many japanese warrior   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by reivatin
January 14th, 2012, 9:46am
well it seems confusing in first 3 chapter
but after then it starting getting interesting
it like a world that many japanese warrior make a party vs warrior across from another country

nice concept and development
really worth each chapter (after chapter 3 biggrin)
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