Early Book Review: Drifters Volume 1 by Kohta Hirano

Drifters Volume 1 by Kohta Hirano is the latest release from the talented creator of Hellsing, which you should get to know if you like graphic novels and have yet to read it. In Drifters, Hirano brings readers into a world of magic, full of creatures such as orcs and elves. As you night expect, there is trouble in this world. There is a battle being waged and both sides are utilizing the greatest warriors through out time from our world to fight for them. Each warrior is shuffled to this new world in a moment when they are close to death, so that no one here would know that they have been taken to be used as chess pieces in a bloody battle elsewhere. Its date of expected publication is September 13 2011 by Dark Horse.

Dark Horse is one of my favorite graphic novel imprints, so I had high expectations from the very beginning. I really like the premise of Drifters, and found some absolutely great moments. The mix of legendary warriors, crazy humor, and unique story worked well for me. The violence, blood, and humor are on par with Hellsing; so fans will want to look at this new series. However, if you do not know the format well, or are not a fan of manga, then you might not fully appreciate the work. I think I lost a great deal of enjoyment that I might have found in the volume because of the digital format, and hope to get a chase to look at a physical copy after it is published. That is why I recommend Drifters to those that already know and enjoy manga and graphic novels that involve a significant about of battles and blood. Those that do not enjoy these things are not likely to find much to like here, but those that do will find a new series to follow though to the eventual end.
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