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Fantasy Action Manga 'Orient' Gets TV Anime Adaptation

by Vindstot
Jan 3, 8:04 PM | 22 Comments

Kodansha announced on Monday that Shinobu Ohtaka's fantasy action manga Orient is being adapted into a television anime. The official YouTube channel of Weekly Shounen Magazine posted an announcement promo.

The publisher also announced that Orient will conclude its run in Weekly Shounen Magazine with the 113th chapter in the sixth 2021 issue on Wednesday. The manga will then switch to Bessatsu Shounen Magazine, beginning with its March 2021 issue on February 9.

Synopsis
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 fifteen-year-old heroes plan to restore the tarnished reputation of the samurai and purge the world of demons. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Ohtaka began drawing the fantasy action manga in Weekly Shounen Magazine in May 2018, approximately seven months after ending Magi (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic). Kodansha published the 11th compiled volume on November 17 last year. Kodansha Comics licensed the manga in English last March and released the ninth volume digitally on December 15.

Announcement


Magazine Pocket page: https://pocket.shonenmagazine.com/episode/10834108156630993874
Manga official Twitter: @orient_magazine

Source: PR Times

Orient on MAL

20 of 22 Comments Recent Comments

Phlaryx said:
I only know of Orient because of Magi. From what I’ve seen people give it low ratings. I’ll still check it out but why do people not like Orient that much?

Maybe because of the BL vibes?
I mean, No female character, a male MC that "embarks on a journey with Musashi (also male) in the hopes of figuring out his true feelings."
I wonder what those feelings are.

Jan 10, 7:47 AM by Jacynto

SeventhFall said:
Seems really nice! Haven't red the manga yet, but am I the only one who noticed that the protagonists' names are the Japanese names of Jessie and James in Pokemon (Jessie=Musashi, James=Kojirou)?


It's because they're named after the famous swordsmen Sasaki Kojirō and Miyamoto Musashi, who are often associated with each other because they were rivals and Musashi killed Kojirō in a duel.

Fun fact: In English, Jessie and James are named after Jesse James, an American outlaw.

Jan 5, 7:29 PM by Syssareth

Author of Magi made Orient. I will watch the anime!

Jan 4, 5:21 PM by Taffy_x3

Very much looking forward to this~!<3 ^^

Jan 4, 3:16 PM by Klefki_of_Awsome

A shonen action series involving samurai? Sign me up!!!

Jan 4, 10:36 AM by AddaeAkono

Another adaptation of action shonen? Is the genre experiencing a resurgence after Kimetsu, Dr Stone and Jujutsu?



Jan 4, 4:43 AM by RobertBobert

finally an official article about it!! I started the manga recently bc of Magi so i am excited.

Jan 4, 4:32 AM by pockyharem

Phlaryx said:
I only know of Orient because of Magi. From what I’ve seen people give it low ratings. I’ll still check it out but why do people not like Orient that much?

It's a really great adventure fantasy shonen manga but people don't know how to appreciate it.

Jan 4, 4:15 AM by alpha_shadow

Great news, BUT PLEASE MAGI S3 AS WELL :((

Jan 4, 4:12 AM by VsauceDealer

alpha_shadow said:
Catalano said:
great new, all ohtaka shinobu manga deserve to be animated, I don't know what to think about the magazine change, from weekly to monthly sounds like the series is not that popular or it's just me thinking that

The mangaka said she wanted to move the series to a monthly magazine since she was struggling to keep up with the weekly deadlines.

thanks, now I understand, so it was her decision, very interesting. That means the story/art style won't get low in quality, so I am happy.

Jan 4, 4:04 AM by Catalano

Catalano said:
great new, all ohtaka shinobu manga deserve to be animated, I don't know what to think about the magazine change, from weekly to monthly sounds like the series is not that popular or it's just me thinking that

The mangaka said she wanted to move the series to a monthly magazine since she was struggling to keep up with the weekly deadlines.

Jan 4, 3:59 AM by alpha_shadow

AllIsManga said:
Oh damn, great news! I haven't read the manga but I absolutely love Magi so I'm looking forward to it. If nothing else, at least it gives a glimmer of hope for Magi season 3...haha...I wish. All I want is to see cactus Alibaba animated, is that too much to ask for.


Actually this takes away hope at Magi getting another season. Which is sad.

Jan 4, 3:24 AM by Calal-Chan

We need more original creative anime adaptions

Jan 4, 3:02 AM by 024

Only going to read/watch since it was made by the author of Magi.

Jan 4, 1:39 AM by Cotaweb

great new, all ohtaka shinobu manga deserve to be animated, I don't know what to think about the magazine change, from weekly to monthly sounds like the series is not that popular or it's just me thinking that

Jan 4, 1:00 AM by Catalano

Phlaryx said:
I only know of Orient because of Magi. From what I’ve seen people give it low ratings. I’ll still check it out but why do people not like Orient that much?
it's pretty boring all things considered. nothing really grasp me. character are underwhelming, the word building are vague, and the story was noting noteworthy. shame tho since the art are very cool.

Jan 4, 12:34 AM by Kuma

Seems really nice! Haven't red the manga yet, but am I the only one who noticed that the protagonists' names are the Japanese names of Jessie and James in Pokemon (Jessie=Musashi, James=Kojirou)?

Jan 3, 11:59 PM by SeventhFall

I only know of Orient because of Magi. From what I’ve seen people give it low ratings. I’ll still check it out but why do people not like Orient that much?

Jan 3, 11:02 PM by Phlaryx

Oh damn, great news! I haven't read the manga but I absolutely love Magi so I'm looking forward to it. If nothing else, at least it gives a glimmer of hope for Magi season 3...haha...I wish. All I want is to see cactus Alibaba animated, is that too much to ask for.

Jan 3, 9:34 PM by Esmera

Haven't read the manga yet but a new work from Magi's author, I'm excited.

Jan 3, 8:54 PM by MegamiRem

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