Orient’s Musashi and Kojiro Get Joint Character Trailer

The upcoming Orient anime has received a character trailer previewing main characters Musashi and Kōjiro. The show is set to premiere in January 2022.

Orient is based on the manga by Magi’s Shinobu Ohtaka, which began serialization in 2018 in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine. It became serialized in the monthly Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine (also by Kodansha) in February 2021. The manga has been collected into 13 volumes as of August.

The anime’s staff includes Tetsuya Yanagisawa (Senran Kagura: Shinovi Master Tokyo Youma-henHigh School DxD) as director, Mariko Kunisawa (Ascendance of a Bookworm) as scriptwriter, Takahiro Kishida (Kageki Shoujo!!) as character designer, and Hideyuki Fukasawa (FATE/GRAND ORDER THE MOVIE Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot Wandering; Agateram.) as music composer. A.C.G.T. is the animation production company. 

Meanwhile, the cast includes Yūma Uchida as Musashi, Sōma Saitō as Kōjiro, Rie Takahashi as Tsugumi Hattori, and Satoshi Hino as Naotora Takeda. 

Amazon describes the manga as:

At age 10, best friends Musashi and Kojiro sat in excited silence as Kojiro’s father spun tales of evil demons who preyed on the innocent, and the warriors who defeated them. Practicing swordplay, the two swear an oath to become the strongest in the world, but as they grow up, Kojiro turns cynical, and Musashi comes to the realization that he can’t overturn 150 years of demon rule on his own. He’s being called a prodigy with a pickaxe, and he’s almost ready to settle into a life of labor. Yet he can’t shake the feeling that he is still has a responsibility to act… and soon, the injustices of his world will force his hand…


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Melvyn has been with Anime Trending since early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. Outside of watching anime, he spends his free time playing video games, collecting miniatures, and learning Japanese through manga, light novels, and the internet.
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