The official Twitter account for Akudama Drive has posted an interesting update, which says that the franchise will have a big announcement on December 24. They shared it with an image of Swindler holding the Black Cat, and we’ll hear more next Friday. You can see the official announcement below:
In an interview with Anime Corner, Kazutaka Kodaka mentioned that he’d like to show more of the Akudama Drive characters’ past, and you can read a part from the interview below:
In the manga version, we’ve explored more of the story, we picked up a lot of things that weren’t depicted in the anime, so if I were to talk about the story alone, I’d say that it’s become a more fascinating Akudama Drive. I hope you can see that. Also, as I said this before, but there’s also the past of the characters. It could be portrayed in some way, maybe in a novel, or even in a manga. I think that if we can draw something like that, then people will like Akudama Drive even more. I’d love to do something like that.Kazutaka Kodaka, creator of Akudama Drive
You can also check out the full interview.
You can watch Akudama Drive on Funimation. It has 12 episodes, and they describe the story:
Many years ago, a Great Civil War ravaged Japan, leaving the country fragmented between two regions: Kansai and Kanto. In Kansai, a group of six Akudama carry out missions given to them by a mysterious black cat, while evading the police. But a dangerous journey is about to unfold when a civilian girl becomes twisted into the Akudama’s way of life and witnesses their criminal drives.
Our fans previously ranked the show as the best of Fall 2020. It was also the highest ranked original anime on our Anime of the Year poll of 2020, and 5th overall. We don’t know whether the big announcement is anime related or not, but any Akudama Drive news is always welcome!