After a week of delays, the Orient anime series finally concludes tonight, with season 2 set to premiere in July 2022.
The Winter 2022 anime schedule is winding down, and the anime adaptation of Shinobu Ohtaka’s manga, Orient, is the latest series to wrap up. Following a transmission delay due to an earthquake near Japan last week, the penultimate episode and season one finale will be released back-to-back today.
With fans all across the world counting down to the season 2 finale, we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know about Orient season 2.
The series’ website stated that season 2 was in the works just hours after the season finale of Orient aired on Japanese television networks.
Fans had previously assumed Musashi and company will return to the small screen before to the announcement. This is due to the fact that anime renewals are historically determined by two factors: the availability of source material and the popularity of the series both in Japan and abroad.
The good news for the Orient community is that Shinobu Ohtaka’s original manga series is still ongoing, which means the A.C.G.T team will have plenty of source material to adapt. In fact, the Daito Mine Arc, which ran from chapters 18 to 42 in the original manga series, is planned to be covered in episode 12 of Orient.
Yet, as of March 2022, 14 manga volumes with 121 chapters had been published in Japan, implying that there is enough source material for up to three TV seasons right now.
The Awaji Island Recapture Operation Arc is the next plot arc in the manga series, which began with chapter 43 and is currently running, according to the series’ Fandom page.
The series’ popularity, particularly the disparity between domestic and international audiences, was the only potential stumbling block. Although Orient has done well in Japan, the series has received mixed reviews from fans around the world.
Orient presently has an IMDB rating of 6.1/10 and a MyAnimeList rating of 5.94/10, with just over 11,000 reviews — substantially lower than many anime fans would have expected. While Orient fans all across the world may breathe a sense of relief, many are now waiting to see when season 2 will air.
The Release Date for Orient Season 2 Has Been Officially Confirmed:
After a week of waiting, the first season of the Orient anime series has finally ended today. Season 2 will be launched in July 2022, according to the latest information.
The anime adaptation of Shinobu Ohtaka’s manga, Orient, is the final series in the Winter 2022 anime slate. The penultimate episode and season one finale will air back-to-back tonight, following a week-long delay due to an earthquake in Japan.
Shortly after the finale, Oriental Season 2 is confirmed:
Just hours after the season finale aired on Japanese television networks, the Orient website stated that season 2 of the series was in the works.
Prior to the announcement, Musashi and his companions were expected to return to television. Because anime series are usually renewed for two reasons. The show’s success in Japan and internationally, as well as the availability of source material.
The original manga series by Shinobu Ohtaka is still being produced, which is fantastic news for Orient fans. As a result, A.C.G.T. still has lots of tale ideas. The Daito Mine arc was originally a manga narrative that covered chapters 18 to 42, and Orient Episode 12 includes those chapters.
As of March 2022, fourteen manga volumes, 121 chapters, and 14 manga chapters have been released in Japan. As a result, there is enough source material for three TV seasons right away.
The Awaji Island Recapture Operation Arc appears to have begun in Chapter 43. And it continues through Chapter 47, which is the manga’s next story arc.
The only possible caveat to this was its popularity, particularly the disparity between home and international viewers. Although Orient has performed well in Japan, it has not fared as well with international audiences.