The upcoming adventure anime TV series, Orient, will premiere in January 2022. Since its initial announcement, the series is finally slated for release!
— TVアニメ「オリエント」公式@2022年1月放送開始!! (@orient_PR) September 6, 2021
The anime’s first trailer unveiled two additional cast members: Rie Takahashi as Tsugumi Hattori and Satoshi Hino as Naotora Takeda.
Previously, the anime’s main cast was announced. Yuma Uchida (Shinya Yukimura) is Musashi and Soma Saito (Tatsumi) is Kojiro Kanemaki.
Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga while Crunchyroll will stream the anime.
The series is described thus:
At age 10, best friends Musashi and Kojiro sat in excited silence as Kojiro’s father spun tales of evil demons who preyed on the innocent, and the warriors who defeated them. Practicing swordplay, the two swear an oath to become the strongest in the world. But as they grow up, Kojiro turns cynical, and Musashi comes to realize that he can’t turn back 150 years of demon rule on his own. He’s being called a prodigy with a pickaxe, and he’s almost ready to settle for a life of labor. Yet he can’t shake the feeling that he still has a responsibility to act…and, soon, the injustices of his world will force his hand…
The staff for the anime includes:
- Tetsuya Yanagisawa (High School DxD) directing the anime at ACGT
- Mariko Kunisawa (Ascendance of a Bookworm) managing series scripts
- Takahiro Kishida (Serial Experiments Lain, Baccano!, Haikyu!!) designing the characters
- Hideyuki Fukasawa (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) composing the music
What do you think of this anime? Will you be watching it?
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