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New Samurai Anime Series Orient Reveals Dynamic Visual for 2022 Debut

Packed with samurai-style action scenes, Orient explores ancient Japanese warriors fighting off the demons who have invaded the human world.  

Two childhood friends, Musashi and Kojirō, vow to form the strongest samurai corps to challenge demons together, but do vows always last? Apparently not; as Kojiro strays away from his best friend, leaving Musashi to fulfill their goal of terminating evil. 

The official website of the Orient anime revealed everything fans have been dying to find out. Debuting in 2022, this anime will be available on Crunchyroll to binge-watch. 

A visual of the two protagonists was revealed on the official site. 

New Samurai Anime Series Orient Reveals Dynamic Visual for 2022 Debut
Orient’s Key Visual of Musashi and Kojirō | Source: Orient’s Official Site

With Musashi on the left and Kojirō on the right, it just makes sense for the red-head to have the fiery blade while the blonde has the icy one.

Behind Kojirō lies the symbol of civil disobedience—the modern motorcycles used by the ancient monster-slashing samurai warriors. I’m glad they didn’t miss this; the visual would be incomplete without Orient’s quirky mode of transport. 

Only the cast for the duo has been released, but fans can’t stop raving about it, and I understand why. 

CastStaffOther works
MusashiYūma UchidaMegumi Fushiguro (Jujutsu Kaisen
Kojirō KanemakiSōma Saitō Tatsumi (Akame ga KILL!

The staff doesn’t fall short either; with members like these on board, I doubt the anime will be anything short of incredible. 

PositionStaffOther works
DirectorTetsuya YanagisawaHigh School DxD
ScriptwriterMariko KunisawaAikatsu Friends! 
Character DesignTakahiro KishidaHaikyu!!
MusicHideyuki FukasawaFate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
StudioACGTFreezing Vibration

The good news doesn’t end here. For the OG manga readers here, we’ve got something for you too.

Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine published volume 13 of Orient on August 6th, 2021, and volume 14 will be out on January 7th, 2022.

Will Musashi be able to turn back 150 years of demon rule on his own? How will Musashi push his best friend to follow the right path? 

It’ll be interesting to see how he handles the injustices of the demon world on our own computer screens!  

About Orient

Orient is a manga series by Shinobu Ohtakawhich started serialization in May 2020.

The manga is about Kojiro and Masashi, two childhood friends who have sworn to become the strongest together.

In their world, evil demons have taken over and samurais are looked down upon. Both the friends have to dive head-first into the twisted world to purge it of its corruption.

Source: Orient’s Official Site

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