The official Twitter account for Akudama Drive announced Friday that the sixth and final volume of the Blu-ray & DVD set will be a director’s cut featuring new ending scenes.
Fans of one of the most beautifully animated series will be on the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens. The ending to season one left no hope for another season.
However, will these new ending scenes open up the door for a potential season 2? Will it be significantly different from its original?
Looking at the images, we can’t tell that much. The staff also talked about it, praising it and showing they’re excited. From their comments, it sounds like there will certainly be a lot of improvement, with them having more time to work on it and edit scenes.
Scenario Writer Kazutaka Kodaka: “When I first saw the director’s cut version of Akudama Drive episode 12, I thought, “Is this a movie!?”
Director Tomohisa Taguchi: “The director’s cut version, which was quite different from the broadcast version when I noticed it… It was a perfect result.”
Producer Sadahiko Tominaga: “The changes in the disciple’s feelings and thoughts are strongly and beautifully depicted by wonderful drawing, background art, and photography processing.”
“Swindler” Voice Actor Tomoyo Kurosawa: “I think that I can finally feel this story in the true sense.”
As stated in the original tweet, the Akudama Drive Blu-ray & DVD director’s cut releases on May 28, 2021.
For those that haven’t seen the series, Akudama Drive (Studio Pierrot/Too Kyo Games) is currently streaming on Hulu and Funimation.
Source: Official Akudama Drive Website
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