It was reported that just under a week after its release in Japan, the first Blu-ray / DVD compilation of the original anime by To kyo games and the studies Pierrot, Akudama Drive, accumulated 559 copies sold.

The volume was released on December 25th in Japan and contains the first and second episodes of this original series as well as a drama CD and an illustration booklet. The Blu-ray version costs 7,800 yen (about $ 75) and has sold 376 copies. The DVD version costs 6,800 yen (about $ 65) and has sold 183 copies.

The series premiered on October 8th in Japan and had a total of twelve episodes Funimation Sales worldwide including Mexico and Brazil. This series was originally scheduled to premiere in July 2020, but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Production team

  • Studio Pierrot and To kyo games were credited with the original idea while Kazutaka Kodaka ((Danganronpa) the original story was credited.
  • Tomohiro Taguchi ((Kino no tabi, Sousei no Omyouji) was responsible for directing the anime in the studios Pierrotwith the support of Yoshifumi Sasahara ((Kuzu no honkai, Kino no tabi).
  • Norimitsu Kaihou ((Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen: Mirai Hen, Gakkou Gurashi!) was responsible for writing and monitoring the scripts.
  • Cindy H. Yamauchi adapted the original character designs from Rui komatsuzaki for animation.
  • Aida Shigekazu was responsible for the composition of the soundtrack.

Akudama Drive Synopsis

The bustling metropolis of Kansai, where cyber screens pollute the neon landscape, may seem like a technological utopia at first glance. But in the dark alleys around the shiny buildings there are still a number of ruthless refugee criminals known as "Akudama".

Nobody is unaware of the existence of these people, and the Kansai Police have started the countdown to the public execution of Akudama known as the "Killer" who was guilty of the murder of 999 people. However, some Akudama received a mysterious message with the mission to save "Assassin" for a large amount of money. A mastermind tries to gather these dangerous people in one place to make sure the execution of the plan is carried out perfectly and turns into a full blown bloodbath if necessary.

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