The second cour of the Orient anime revealed a new key visual. The anime returns this July. The initial announcement about the second cour was made on March 24, after the finale of the first one.
Orient anime started airing on January 6, 2022. Studio A.C.G.T. is animating the series based on a manga by Shinobu Ohtaka. The first cour had 12 episodes. Earlier this month, the 11th episode got pulled from Crunchyroll following an earthquake in Japan. A week later, both 11th and 12th episodes were broadcast in Japan and are now available to stream.
Kodansha is serializing manga in English and describes the plot as:
At age 10, best friends Musashi and Kojiro sat in excited silence as Kojiro’s father spun tales of evil demons who preyed on the innocent, and the warriors who defeated them. Practicing swordplay, the two swear an oath to become the strongest in the world. But as they grow up, Kojiro turns cynical, and Musashi comes to realize that he can’t turn back 150 years of demon rule on his own. He’s being called a prodigy with a pickaxe, and he’s almost ready to settle for a life of labor. Yet he can’t shake the feeling that he still has a responsibility to act…and, soon, the injustices of his world will force his hand…
Source: Official Twitter
©Shinobu Ohtaka, KODANSHA/ORIENT Production Committee