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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 4002740,027 users)
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Ranked: #62432
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1910
Members: 112,392
Favorites: 515

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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!

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

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"Naniiro (ナニイロ)" by Wataru Hatano


Mar 25, 2022
It was 8,98 for me with my own aspects of review.

Story; 9,12
At first I thought this anime was quite unclear because it seemed that many plot holes were left behind, including the power system that people often talk about. But in my opinion, the execution of the last few episodes managed to change things, from Plot Hole to Cliffhanger which will keep you glued to see what happens next, and I think this is a good thing.

Characterization; 8,97
The MC attitude that not everyone thinks about, but worth it and manages to make a good first impression. Finally came the MC whose problem was not whether ...
Mar 23, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I like to think of Orient as a fast food shounen. It has those things you may want from your shounen: bit of tragedy, some back stories and flashbacks, a couple fights and situations that make characters come out stronger. But in the end, you know damn well it isn't really that good. Can it potentially hit a spot if you’re desperate? sure. But um. Anime isn't fast food. You have options here, so there isn't much of a point to watch this.

But to actually explain what this even is, we have a world where demons exist and are thought of as gods, and the ...
Mar 23, 2022
If I have to sum Orient in one sentence, it would be this: A prolific mangaka's fall from grace, and what worse than karma to make a horrible adaptation out of it.

If you have absolutely no idea who mangaka Shinobu Ohtaka is, go do yourself a service to read and watch Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic series. For anyone whom has even heard and/or seen Magi (yours truly included), most of them would consider the series to be the her crème de la crème, pièce de résistance of a work, and to think that it has been almost 10 years (as of this review) with ...

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