Crunchyroll Announces English Dub Cast For Adventure Anime ‘Orient’

‘Orient’ is an adventure manga written and illustrated by author Shinobu Ohtaka. It is published by Kodansha with their United States subsidiary handling publication in North America. The Japanese animation studio A.C.G.T picked up the series for an anime adaption in 2022 with Crunchyroll announcing they had acquired the license to release an English version of the series with key voice talent revealed.
A.J. Beckles (Sing a Bit of Harmony) will portray the happy-go-lucky protagonist Musashi. Stephen Fu (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) voices the kind and caring Kojiro Kanemaki. Emi Lo (Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World) will portray the cheerful Tsugumi Hattori.
Chris Cason will serve as voiceover director for the English dub cast.
You can watch the trailer below:

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“Freed from the rule of samurai 150 years ago, the people of Hinomoto live peaceful lives and revere their liberators—demons whose true forms remain elusive—as gods. Fated to mine rocks for the demons to feast on, Musashi knows the grim truth: humanity is enslaved by these otherworldly beings and the samurai are the last bastion fighting for freedom. Hiding his true opinion from his peers and growing distant from his childhood friend Kojirou Kanemaki, Musashi lives in angst until the day of his graduation.
When the fresh graduates arrive at the mine, they are horrified to see the inhumane treatment of miners and the uncanny physical appearance of their overseers. However, Musashi manages to endure thanks to Kojirou’s help. As the demon leader wreaks havoc on the quarry, Musashi is saved once more from certain death by the Takeda samurai clan. Recovering from humiliation and yearning for adventure, Musashi embarks on a journey to become a samurai and form his own clan!”
The first season of ‘Orient’ will run for twelve episodes with the dub premiering on February 23.

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