On the Official Site for the Original Anime Studios Pierrot, Akudama Drivethe distribution information for the compiled Blu-ray / DVD volumes was revealed. This information confirmed that the project will have twelve episodes.

  • Volume 1 (episodes 1 and 2): December 25, 2020.
  • Volume 2 (episodes 3 and 4): January 29, 2021.
  • Volume 3 (episodes 5 and 6): February 26, 2021.
  • Volume 4 (episodes 7 and 8): March 26, 2021.
  • Volume 5 (episodes 9 and 10): April 28, 2021.
  • Volume 6 (episodes 11 and 12): May 28, 2021.

The series premieres in Japan on October 8th. The series was originally supposed to premiere this July, but this has been postponed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on production.


  • Tomoyo Kurosawa as ippanjin (common person).
  • Yuichiro umehara as Hakobiya (messenger).
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi as Kenkaya (fighter).
  • Avoid theory like hackers.
  • Megumi Ogata like Isha (doctor).
  • Subaru Kimura as chinpira (racket).
  • Takahiro Sakurai like satsujinki (neck cutter).

Production team

  • The studies Pierrot Y. To kyo games The original idea is credited.
  • Kazutaka Kodaka (Franchise Danganronpa) the original story is credited.
  • Tomohiro Taguchi ((Kino no tabi, Sousei no Omyouji) is responsible for the direction of the anime in Studio Pierrot.
  • Norimitsu Kaihou ((Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen: Mirai Hen, Gakkou Gurashi!) is responsible for writing and monitoring the scripts.
  • Cindy H. Yamauchi adapts the original character designs from Rui komatsuzaki for animation.
  • Aida Shigekazu is responsible for the composition of the soundtrack.

Akudama Drive Synopsis

In this story, the Kanto and Kansei regions long ago had a war that divided the world. But at the end of the war Kansei lost and swore allegiance to Kanto. However, the Kansei government and police did not accept defeat, and crime dominated the region. These criminals are known as "Akudama" ...

Source: Animate

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