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Japanese: オリエント
English: Orient
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2022 to Mar 24, 2022
Premiered: Winter 2022
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A.C.G.T.
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.611 (scored by 4117841,178 users)
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Ranked: #61622
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1925
Members: 114,565
Favorites: 516

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Freed from the rule of samurai 150 years ago, the people of Hinomoto live peaceful lives and revere their liberators—demons whose true forms remain elusive—as gods. Fated to mine rocks for the demons to feast on, Musashi knows the grim truth: humanity is enslaved by these otherworldly beings and the samurai are the last bastion fighting for freedom. Hiding his true opinion from his peers and growing distant from his childhood friend Kojirou Kanemaki, Musashi lives in angst until the day of his graduation.

When the fresh graduates arrive at the mine, they are horrified to see the inhumane treatment of miners and the uncanny physical appearance of their overseers. However, Musashi manages to endure thanks to Kojirou's help. As the demon leader wreaks havoc on the quarry, Musashi is saved once more from certain death by the Takeda samurai clan. Recovering from humiliation and yearning for adventure, Musashi embarks on a journey to become a samurai and form his own clan!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Orient was released on Blu-ray in Japan in three volumes from March 25, 2022 to May 27, 2022.

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Opening Theme

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"Break out" by Da-iCE

Ending Theme

"Naniiro (ナニイロ)" by Wataru Hatano

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Sep 10, 2023
My complete rating - 8.4

Story: This anime started out seeming pretty generic with an upbeat 'quirky' protagonist vowing to be strong and triumph over all his enemies, u know, the shonen/ iseaki standard. However, as you make your way through the story you get a compelling backstory for each of the main cast which delicately illustrates why each character has the motivation and personality traits they portray. This coupled with a cool climax whereabouts certain unanswered questions are given relatively satisfying answers, makes the show very watchable. It then sets up nicely for a season 2.

Character design and visuals: Very pretty, the animators did a ...
Jul 2, 2024
Mixed Feelings
For sure you can watch it while you are waiting for a new episode from your favorite airing anime, but that`s pretty much it.
The story behind it it`s decent, but a basic one. But if the story might deserve a try, the animation is pretty bad. The fighting scenes were poorly created and, to be honest, it a huge turn off. I skipped some scenes because they were boring.
On a positive side, its a light and joyful anime and if you are looking for a binging relaxing night, can be an option. It has some funny scenes that might keep you there.
Sep 26, 2023
It’s just random stuff that works for other shows thrown together and it doesn’t work.


-Extremely predictable and basic story

-Art style fits the story but it’s basic and not memorable. The designs left a lot to be desired.

-The characters are your basic cool guy, hype guy, plus girl combo


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