Drifting Home 2 – will there be a sequel to Drifting Home?

September 17, 2022
Miguel Fernández 0
Film, Netflix, Streaming Service
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This article discusses whether there will be a Drifting Home 2, a sequel to the Netflix film Drifting Home, and will contain spoilers. 

Netflix is back with yet another anime entry in their catalog. Now available to stream, Drifting Home tells the story of childhood memories and nostalgia for our past, through the eyes of a young boy named Kosuke (Mutsumi Tamura) and his friend Natsume (Asami Seto), who suddenly find themselves drifting away inside the complex they grew up in, in the middle of the ocean after a supernatural event swallows them and the building. By the end, we find out that Noppo (Ayumu Murase), a child that was living in the apartment, is actually a spirit that was watching over Kosuke and Natsume when they were living in that building, and that he accidentally transported them but doesn’t know how to get them back.

Drifting Home sequel potential release date

No sequel has been announced for Drifting Home yet, and it is probably unlikely it will happen. However, with Netflix looking to expand its horizons and appeal to as many people as they can as part of their strategy to survive the streaming wars, it’s always possible that if they deem the movie a success for them, they will move forward with another one. The movie was officially announced in September 2021, so if they are to announce another one, we are probably looking at a two-year window, given the time animation takes to produce (assuming they haven’t yet started work on it).

Drifting Home sequel cast – who might be in it?

There are definitely two characters that would need to return — Kosuke and Natsume, which means that Mutsumi Tamura and Asami Seto would have to be back. It would also be interesting to have Ayumu Murase back as Noppo, especially if the sequel would follow the outline presented below.

Drifting Home sequel plot: what could Drifting Home 2 be about?

Here’s my pitch for a potential sequel to Drifting Home. We jump forward 30 years, and find out that Kosuke and Natsume did manage to stay in each other’s lives, to the point that they are now married and have three children, between 6-9 years old. Due to life circumstances, they are forced to move out of their home — the kids and Natsume are against it, but Kosuke has to move for work. They are saying goodbye to a lot of memories as this is also the place the couple has been living in long before the kids were born.

However, on their last night in that home, they are once again sucked away into an ocean, and we find out that Noppo has also been watching over them in their new house. But once they move out, he will have to say farewell forever. It is a movie about accepting the unfortunate circumstances in life, and learning that, as long as the family stays together, they will all have a home. It is also about accepting that the past must remain in our memories, while the future is ahead — this will be their goodbye to Noppo, too.

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