The original anime was reported Akudama Drive will have a manga adaptation that will begin to be published from next July 7 on the website Rent!.

The adaptation will be carried out by Rokurou Ogaki, who previously published the manga Hourousha, in June 2015; and the manga adaptation of The Unlimited: Hyoubu Kyousuke, between March 2013 and May 2015.

Furthermore, the original anime Akudama Drive is scheduled to premiere in October of this year, after being delayed from its original date, in July, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on production.

Cast of voices

  • Tomoyo Kurosawa like Ippanjin (ordinary person).
  • Yuichiro Umehara as Hakobiya (messenger).
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi as Kenkaya (fighter).
  • Shun Horie like Hacker.
  • Megumi Ogata like Isha (doctor).
  • Subaru Kimura like Chinpira (thug).
  • Takahiro Sakurai like Satsujinki (throat cutter).

Production team

  • Studio Pierrot and Too Kyo Games the original idea is credited.
  • Kazutaka Kodaka (franchise Danganronpa) is credited with the original story.
  • Tomohiro Taguchi (Kino no Tabi, Sousei no Omyouji) is in charge of directing the anime at Studio Pierrot.
  • Yoshifumi Sasahara (Kuzu no Honkai, Kino no Tabi) serves as assistant director,
  • Norimitsu Kaihou (Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen: Mirai Hen, Gakkou Gurashi!) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Cindy H. Yamauchi is adapting the original character designs of Rui Komatsuzaki to animation.
  • Aida Shigekazu is in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.

Akudama Drive Synopsis

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

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