The second cour of historical fantasy anime Orient airs on July 11, 2022.
By: Nicole S. Castro on June 08, 2022 at 23:58 PHT
The main promotional video has been released for the second cour of historical fantasy TV anime Orient, scheduled to air on July 11, 2022.
Season 2 will cover The Battle of Awaji Island arc. As with the first cour, the show is animated by A.C.G.T.
Orient is set in a fictional version of the Sengoku period wherein Japan is ruled by demons and samurai are considered taboo. The story revolves around a 15-year-old boy named Musashi (CV: Yuma Uchida) who dreams of becoming a Bushi (samurai) to fight the oppressive demons. Together with his best friend Kojiro Kanemaki (CV: Soma Saito), they set out on a journey to become bona fide Bushi and form their own samurai clan.
The main PV features the second cour's theme songs. The opening theme song is Break it down by Sōta Hanamura & Lil' Fang, while the ending theme song is Iro Chigai no Ito Taba (色違いの糸束, Unofficial English: Threads Bundled in Different Colors) by seiyuu Gakuto Kajiwara, who also voices supporting character Katsumi Amako.
Tsugumi Hattori (CV: Rie Takahashi)
Michiru Saruwatari (CV: Kiyono Yasuno)
Naotora Takeda (CV: Satoshi Hino)
Shirō Inukai (CV: Hiro Shimono)
Nanao Inusaka (CV: Azumi Waki)
Hideo Kosameda (CV: Wataru Hatano)
Aoshi Sanada (CV: Haruki Ishiya)
Shunrai Yamamoto (CV: Saori Ōnishi)
Jisai Kanemaki (CV: Katsuyuki Konishi)
Obsidian Goddess (CV: Houko Kuwashima)
Tatsuomi Uesugi (CV: Tomoaki Maeno)
Kanetatsu Naoe (CV: Natsuki Hanae)
Masayuki Amakasu (CV: Yoshiki Nakajima)
Akihiro Shimazu (CV: Koki Uchiyama)
Katsumi Amako (CV: Gakuto Kajiwara)
Kuroko Usami (CV: Yōko Hikasa)
Original work: Shinobu Ohtaka's "Orient" (serialized in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine)
Director: Tetsuya Yanagisawa
Series composition: Mariko Kunisawa
Character design: Takahiro Kishida, Fumio Matsumoto
Animation directors: Fumio Matsumoto, Sayuri Sakimoto
Action supervision: Shigeyuki Suga
Props design: Hidefumi Kimura
Color design: Mika Funahashi
Art setting: Yuichi Asami
Art Director: Hirofumi Sakagami
Cinematographer: Hidenori Manaka
Editor: Ayumi Yamagishi (REAL-T)
Sound director: Ryosuke Naya
Sound production: Studio Mausu
Music: Hideyuki Fukasawa
Animation production: A.C.G.T
Production: "Orient" Production Committee
Orient (Japanese: オリエント) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Shinobu Ohtaka. It was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from May 2018 to January 2021 and later transferred to Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in February 2021. Kodansha USA licensed the manga for English release in North America. Season 1 of the anime television series adaptation by A.C.G.T premiered in January 2022.
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.