The official website for the television anime of Shinobu Ohtaka‘s Orient manga has announced that the anime’s second cour (quarter of a year) will premiere on TV Tokyo, BS TV, and AT-X in July.
To celebrate, a new key visual and celebratory illustration by the manga’s author Shinobu Ohtaka was posted on Twitter alongside the confirmation, in addition to more cast members who will be joining the second cour.
— TVアニメ「オリエント」公式@第2クール「淡路島激闘編」22年7月放送決定！ (@orient_PR) March 23, 2022
New Cast Members
The newly announced cast includes
- Tomoaki Maeno as Tatsuomi Uesugi
- Natsuki Hanae as Naoe Kanetatsu
- Yoshiki Nakajima as Masaki Amakasu
- Kouki Uchiyama as Akihiro Shimazu
- Gakuto Kajiwara as Amako Katsumi
Staff and Production
The staff of the project includes Tetsuya Yanagisawa (Shattered Angels, High School DxD, Senran Kagura Shinovi Master) who directed the anime at ACGT. Mariko Kunisawa (Ascendance of a Bookworm, Magimoji Rurumo, Hatsukoi Limited) was in charge of series scripts. Takahiro Kishida (Serial Experiments Lain, Baccano!, Haikyu!!) designed the characters. Hideyuki Fukasawa (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Flowers of Evil, Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu) composed the music.
Da-iCE performed the opening theme song “Break Out” and Wataru Hatano performed the ending theme song “Naniiro.”
Sourced from Twitter
About the Storyline
Crunchyroll streamed the first cour starting in January and describes the series as follows:
During the Warring States era, the feuding generals were suddenly struck down one after another by the demonic Kishin. In the 150 years since, groups of individuals have continued to resist Kishin control. They are called Bushi bands. When they were young, Musashi and Kojiro would hear tales about the Bushi from Kojiro’s father, and the two of them dream to form the strongest Bushi band. One day, as Musashi struggles with his choices, he witnesses humans being torn apart by oni. Forced to face the truth, Musashi rises up against the powerful oni to make his dream with Kojiro come true!
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