The production team at Orient has released a new trailer PV for the second cour of the Orient: The Battle of Awaji Island anime. The Promotional video introduces the members of Tatsuomi Uesugi’s band of warriors and showcases fresh footage teasing the Awajishima Battle arc.
The second cour of the anime is set to premiere in July 2022 and will cover the longest story arc in the Orient manga series thus far, the Awajishima Battle arc.
Here is the trailer PV shared by the official Orient Twitter handle:
The cast of Orient: The Battle of Awaji Island.
The cast members for the second cour 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
Here is the key visual released by the production team:
More about the series
The first cour of Orient aired from January to March 2022 for 12 episodes. You can watch the episodes on Crunchyroll.
The anime is based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Shinobu Ohtaka. The series was first serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine from May 2018 to January 2021. It was later transferred to Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in February 2021.
Kodansha USA, which licensed the series for English publication in North America, describes the series:
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…
Orient Thanksgiving 2022 summer event
An Orient Thanksgiving 2022 summer event is being organized by Avex pictures at Atsugi City Cultural Hall, Kanagawa, Japan, on June 19, 2022. Many of the voice cast will be performing at the event at 2:30 PM JST (1:30 AM EST). You can find more information regarding the event here.
You can find more information regarding the series on the official website for the Orient anime.