Drifting Home Anime Film Announces September 2022 Opening on Netflix, The Fall 2022 Season is Looking Good!

The Fall 2022 anime calendar will see the release of the Drifting Home anime movie and there is every reason to be excited about this release. 2022 has already seen exciting anime film releases and more scheduled along the way including Bubble, Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island, Goodbye Don Glees, and more!

Drifting Home or Ame wo Tsugeru Hyouryuu Danchi will be a Netflix exclusive but will also be released in the theatres in Japan on the same day. Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event made the announcement for Studio Colorido’s 3rd official full-length anime film in 2021. The movie has already been added to the My Anime List Catalogue!

Drifting Home Trailer

What is Drifting Home About?

Drifting Home is an adventure fantasy tale built around the nostalgia of childhood. Two young boys, Kousuke and Natsume enter 6th grade and find themselves drifting away from each other. Their reconciliation also seems far away with the amount of awkwardness that now surrounds their relationship. During their summer break, they visit a housing complex that is set for demolition soon.

Having grown up there, Kousuke and Natsume are overcome by a lot of emotions about their once happy living space. In the middle of playing, a strange phenomenon occurs. They somehow drift out of consciousness and when they come around, the building that was supposed to be demolished appears to be surrounded by the ocean. Now stuck in the middle of nowhere, Kousuke, Natsume, and their other friends try to get back home in a house that drifts on the ocean.

The official trailers, posters, and key visuals for the anime have already been revealed along with the character designs for the main cast of the movie! ZUTOMAYO is performing the theme song for the Drifting Home movie.

What is Drifting Home release date?

Drifting Home anime has been slated for a Fall 2022 release! The latest trailer for the anime movie has confirmed a September 16 debut for the movie on streaming platforms as well as in Japanese there’s. This movie is the third full-length anime movie released by Studio Colorido. A Whisker Away was also produced by the same studio and is still streaming on Netflix.

Where can I Watch Drifting Home anime?

Drifting Home anime will be released in Japanese theatres as well as on Netflix on September 16th, 2022. The Drifting Home anime movie’s debut will be in Japanese and the announcements for an international release will follow in the future. Mostly, anime movies take a few months time before getting an English Sub for an international release.

Since Netflix is streaming Drifting Home movie exclusively, platforms like Crunchyroll and Hulu will not be hosting the title.

Drifting Home Movie Characters, Cast, and Staff

The official website of Drifting Home has revealed the cast for the upcoming movie. The voice cast for the main characters includes:

  • Mutsumi Tamura as Kosuke Kumagaya
  • Asami Seto as Natsume Tonai
  • Ayumu Murase as Noppo
  • Daiki Yamashita as Yuzuru Tachibana
  • Yumiko Kobayashi as Taishi Koiwai
  • Inori Minase as Reina Haba
  • Kana Hanazawa as Juri Ando

Hiroyasu Ishida is the Director. Ishida is also the scriptwriter for the movie along with Hayashi Mori and Minaka Sakamoto. Umitaro Abe is the music composer for the anime, Akihiro Nagae is the chief character designer and Fumi Kato is the assistant character designer. Twin Engine, credited with working on Series like Vinland Saga, Dororo, Babylon and the upcoming anime from MAPPA titled Jigokuraku: Hell’s Paradise, is planning the release.

FAQs: Drifting Home Edition

Q: Who made Drifting Home?

A: Drifting Home is an upcoming anime movie made by Studio Colorido. The studio has previously released Penguin Highway and A Whisker Away. Drifting Home is going to be the third major release from the studio. Twin Engine is also involved in the production of the movie as it is credited with planning. Twin Engine has often had collaborations with Studios like MAPPA, Wit Studio, and Science SARU and has worked on a number of anime movies and series.

Q: Is Drifting Home related to A Whisker Away?

A: Even though both the movies are made by the same studio, A Whisker Away and Drifting Home are not related. Released in 2020, A Whisker Away blends fantasy and romance to create a warm story exploring the relationship between Miyo and Hinoda. It is definitely one of the best movies on Netflix in terms of animation skills and aesthetic value.

The movie has a rating of 7.4/10 on My Anime List.

The posters of the upcoming movie also promise beautiful visuals and a touching story in an adventure fantasy setting.

Q: Is Drifting Away worth watching?

A: The trailers and posters of the movie have painted a very pretty picture. The official synopsis provided by Netflix fits it straight into the category of heartwarming watches with stunning visuals like many other films that are available on Netflix. It uses childhood nostalgia, young characters, and adventure fantasy in the middle of a summer break in school. Anime often use the summer break setting to explore the biggest of adventures in their plots. By the looks of it, the Drifting Away anime movie is definitely worth a watch.

Stay tuned for updates on the Drifting Home movie and all the good stuff from your favorite titles. In the meantime, don’t forget to let us know your picks from Spring 2022 anime releases and let us know all you plan to watch in the upcoming season!

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