'Orient' TV anime reveals key visual and January 2022 debut

Written by: Jei Beltrano

Published on: Novemberr 12, 2021 at 18:50 PHT (GMT+8)

The television (TV) anime adaptation of Shinobu Ohtaka's "Orient" manga series has been announced by avex pictures on Friday to start broadcasting in January 2022. Its key visual was also revealed.

Its teaser trailer was released last September 2021.

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 main cast includes:

  • Yuuma Uchida as Musashi

  • Soma Saito as Kojiro Kanemaki

  • Rie Takahashi as Tsugumi Hattori

  • Satoshi Hino as Naotora Takeda

  • Hiro Shimono as Shirō Inukai

  • Azumi Waki as Nanao Inusaka

  • Wataru Hatano as Hideo Kosameda



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

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