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.
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 endingMagi (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.