The official web site for the tv anime of Shinobu Ohtaka‘s Orient manga introduced on Thursday that the anime’s second cours (quarter of a yr) will premiere on TV Tokyo, BS TV, and AT-X in July. The web site additionally revealed extra forged members and an illustration by Ohtaka to commemorate the second cours.

The newly introduced forged contains:

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

The anime premiered in Japan on January 5. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime, and likewise started streaming an English dub on February 23. The anime’s eleventh and twelfth episodes aired on the TV Tokyo channel on Wednesday after an earthquake-delayed the eleventh episode’s scheduled airing.

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

At age 10, finest buddies Musashi and Kojiro sat in excited silence as Kojiro’s father spun tales of evil demons who preyed on the harmless, and the soldiers who defeated them. Practicing swordplay, the 2 swear an oath to grow to be the strongest on this planet. But as they develop up, Kojiro turns cynical, and Musashi comes to understand that he cannot flip again 150 years of demon rule on his personal. He’s being known as a prodigy with a pickaxe, and he is virtually able to accept a lifetime of labor. Yet he cannot shake the sensation that he nonetheless has a accountability to behave…and, quickly, the injustices of his world will power his hand…

Tetsuya Yanagisawa (Shattered Angels, High School DxD, Senran Kagura Shinovi Master) directed the anime at ACGT. Mariko Kunisawa (Ascendance of a Bookworm, Magimoji Rurumo, Hatsukoi Limited) was in control of collection scripts. Takahiro Kishida (Serial Experiments Lain, Baccano!, Haikyu!!) desgined the characters. Hideyuki Fukasawa (Fate/keep evening: Unlimited Blade Works, Flowers of Evil, Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu) composed the music. Da-iCE carried out the opening theme music “Break Out,” and Wataru Hatano carried out the ending theme music “Naniiro.”

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

Sources: Orient anime’s web site, Comic Natalie