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Japanese: オリエント
English: Orient
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 30, 2018 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Ohtaka, Shinobu (Story & Art)


Score: 6.741 (scored by 28832,883 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #124352
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1703
Members: 11,478
Favorites: 108

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Five years ago, Musashi made a promise with his friend Kojirou Kanemaki that once they grew up, they would become samurai, form a league, and go on demon-slaying quests. But since then, things have changed. With demons now being praised and worshipped by society, the samurai are shunned and disgraced.

Afraid of revealing his dream of becoming a samurai, Musashi blends into the town's dogma by becoming a miner while secretly polishing his swordsmanship. Meanwhile, despite being a direct descendant of a samurai, Kojirou gives up on his promise to his old friend. However, after saving Musashi from a near-death experience, his perspective shifts. Although still conflicted, Kojirou embarks on a journey with Musashi in the hopes of figuring out his true feelings.

Fighting against all odds, the duo dives headfirst into the unknown world of beast-slaying, not knowing what life has in store for them. Now astride iron horses, the 15-year-old heroes plan to restore the tarnished reputation of the samurai and purge the world of demons.

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Orient has been published digitally in English by Kodansha USA since April 7, 2020, and in print since January 26, 2021. The series has also been simulpub through K Manga.

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Apr 12, 2022
Preliminary (128/? eps)
I didn't watch, and probably won't watch, the anime, so I'm writing this as a manga only fan.

Most reviewers have already noted that Orient does not start off strong. Its no-brain 'shounen-ness' is so overpowering in the first few arcs, and the world-building also took a while to kick in and actually start making sense. Was very tempted to drop it at first, but now I'm glad I stuck with it! Things start getting more interesting at around chapter 40, I'd say.

Ootaka Shinobu's art is also fantastic, as per usual. The fight scenes are flashy, and I prefer less-flashy-more-strategic fights, but her art skills are ...
Mar 19, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (80/? eps)
Dull, so very dull. How anyone could give this a high score is beyond me. I liked Magi pretty well but it had some problems. Those problems dialed up to 11 in this manga.

Why the hell can't the manga just stop for a second and let things play out naturally and just focus on their adventures, the world and the characters. Why do they have to bring this stupid plot point known as the Goddess Vessel into the mix. Why can't exisintig characters grow a strong bond before you introduce new ones and try to make us care for them( cough.....couugh Michiru....).

I just got ...
Apr 11, 2023
Preliminary (33/? eps)
I first bought this manga simply for the cool cover, and was very dissapointed by the story as someone who doesnt enjoy "Generic Shounen" I did not enjoy this, the only reason i got 4 whole volumes is becuase of volume 4's cover. this story fails in its story basically.

Story - 1: Story is indeed generic and boring and as a "manga connesiur" it is something ive read enough Simply get with friend with superpowers and kill bad guys there was nothing special to killing demons. Though i did enjoy the politics and relations of the demon things and some foolish people who were trying ...

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