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Orient Anime’s 2nd Part Introduces Uesugi Bushi Warriors in Video

The staff for the television anime of Shinobu Ohtaka’s Orient manga posted a “Uesugi Bushi-dan” (Uesugi Bushi or Uesugi’s Warriors) promotional video and the third main visual of Musashi and Michiru for the anime’s second cours (a quarter of a year) on Wednesday. The video features the first footage from the anime’s next part and introduces the members of Tatsuomi Uesugi’s band of warriors.

Orient Anime's 2nd Part Introduces Uesugi Bushi Warriors in Video
Orient Anime's 2nd Part Introduces Uesugi Bushi Warriors in Video

The anime’s second cours (a quarter of a year) will cover the “Awajishima Gekitō-hen” (Fierce Battle at Awaji Island Arc) of the original manga. It will premiere on TV Tokyo, BS TV Tokyo, and AT-X in July.

The previously announced new cast members for the sequel include:

  • Tomoaki Maeno as Tatsuomi Uesugi
  • Natsuki Hanae as Naoe Kanetatsu
  • Yoshiki Nakajima as Masaki Amakasu
  • Kouki Uchiyama as Akihiro Shimazu
  • Gakuto Kajiwara as Amako Katsumi
  • Yōko Hikasa as Kuroko Usami

The first cours of the anime premiered in Japan on January 5. Crunchyroll streamed the anime and is also streaming an English dub. after an earthquake delayed the 11th episode’s scheduled airing.

Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:

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…

Tetsuya Yanagisawa (Shattered Angels, High School DxD, Senran Kagura Shinovi Master) directed the anime’s first part at ACGT. Mariko Kunisawa (Ascendance of a Bookworm, Magimoji Rurumo, Hatsukoi Limited) was in charge of the series scripts. Takahiro Kishida (Serial Experiments Lain, Baccano!, Haikyu!!) designed the characters. Hideyuki Fukasawa (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Flowers of Evil, Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu) composed the music. Da-iCE performed the opening theme song “Break Out,” and Wataru Hatano performed the ending theme song “Naniiro.”

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Ohtaka (Magi) launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in May 2018. The manga moved to Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in February 2021.

Source: Comic Natalie

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