Shinobu Otaka is mostly known for her Magi series that got adapted into 3 anime series (Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, and Magi: Adventure of Sindbad). What’s more, her new manga, Orient, is getting a TV anime adaptation. Orient is currently being serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine.
In case you don’t know what Orient is about, you can read the synopsis below:
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 doing that, he secretly polishes 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, edited by AC)
You can watch the promotional video for Orient anime adaptation below:
Source: Orient Magazine Twitter account, Oricon