Akudama Drive (アクダマドライブ, Akudama Doraibu) is an original anime series produced by Danganronpa series creator Kazutaka Kodaka with his recent studio, Too Kyo Games. Animated by Studio Pierrot, a 12-episode season aired from October 8, 2020 to December 24, 2020.

Funimation acquired the North American license for the series and simulcast the show as well as an English dub.

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"Long ago, war broke out between the regions of Kanto and Kansai, splitting the country in two. Kansai became a vassal state of Kanto and developed characteristic advancements. However, with the decline of the government and the police force, crime ran rampant. Those criminals are called Akudama."

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  • Studio: Studio Perriot
  • Director: Tomohiro Taguchi
  • Assistant Director: Yoshifumi Sasahara
  • Series Composition: Norimitsu Kaihō
  • Music: Shigekazu Aida
  • Original Character Design: Rui Komatsuzaki
  • Character Design: Cindy H. Yamauchi
  • Art Director: Yoshio Tanioka
  • Mechanical design:
    • Haruo Miyagawa
    • Shinobu Tsuneki
    • Sho Yamamoto
  • Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
  • Cgi Director: Shuho Fujitani
  • Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada
  • Color design: Saori Goda
  • Editing: Akinori Mishima
  • Original Scenario: Kazutaka Kodaka

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Rui Komatsuzaki's 2018 Akudama Drive artwork

Following the creation of Kazutaka Kodaka's new studio Too Kyo Games, Akudama Drive was first announced in September 2018 under the name "Project #2" and subtitled "everyone is a villain", accompanied by Original Character Designer Rui Komatsuzaki's initial character artwork.

Meant to start airing on July 7, 2020, Akudama Drive was put off due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, to finally release on October 8. For this reason, its manga adaptation's first chapter wound up releasing ahead of the anime, on July 6.

From October 8, 2020 to December 24, 2020, new episodes aired on Thursdays.

On December 25, 2020, a few hours after the last episode was released, it was announced that the last Blu-Ray & DVD volume to come out on May 28, 2021 would include a "Director's Cut" with 5 supplementary minutes of content.[1]

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