Written by: Jei Beltrano
Published on: August 6, 2021 at 10:33 AM PHT (GMT+8)
The TV anime adaptation of Shinobu Ohtaka's "Orient" manga series has been announced by KODANSHA on Thursday to start broadcasting in 2022. A teaser visual was revealed along with the announcement of the anime's main cast by its official Twitter account which also opened the same day.
Animation studio ACGT is animating the series with Tetsuya Yanagisawa serving as the series director. The scripts are written by Mariko Kunisawa and the characters are designed by Takahiro Kishida. The music is composed by Hideyuki Fukasawa.
The newly-announced main cast includes:
Yuuma Uchida as Musashi
Soma Saito as Kojiro Kanemaki
The 'Orient' TV anime series is based on the Japanese manga series of the same title written by Shinobu Ohtaka. Ohtaka is known for the creation of the manga series Sumomomo Momomo and Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. Orient was serialized from May 2018 to January 2021 in Kodansha's Weekly Shounen Magazine before transferring to Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in February 2021. Kodansha published its chapters into 12 tankōbon volumes as of March 2021 with the first volume was published on August 17, 2018.
The story revolves around a 15-year-old boy named Musashi and takes place during Japan's Sengoku period. At the time, Japan is ruled by Demons. Musashi tries to confront the demons with certain special power.
Source: Orient Official Twitter