The Orient anime adaptation, which is based on Magi’s author Shinobu Ohtaka’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine manga, was previously confirmed for a future simulcast on Crunchyroll, and we now have more information on the series. In addition to details on the main cast and staff members, a new visual teaser is here for a preview of the fiery adventure ahead.
Yuma Uchida (Ramune in Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-) is at the helm as the hero, Musashi, and Soma Saito (Hermes in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) Expresses her friend, Kojiro Kanemaki.
Staff members include:
- Director – Tetsuya Yanagizawa (I Want to Let You Know That I Love You)
- Series Composition – Mariko Kunisawa (The Case Files of Jeweler Richard)
- Character Design – Takahiro Kishida (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
- Music – Hideyuki Fukasawa
- Animation Production – A.C.G.T.
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…Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:
Ohtaka launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in May 2018. The manga moved to Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on February 9. Kodansha published the manga’s 13th compiled book volume on Friday. Kodansha Comics published the eleventh volume in English on April 20.
Ohtaka launched the previous Magi manga in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday in 2009 after ending her five-year run from Sumomo Momomo. Magi ended in October 2017. Magi inspired two 25-episode anime series: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic in 2012 and the sequel Magi: The Kingdom of Magic in 2013. Yoshifumi Ōtera drew a spin-off manga titled Magi: Adventure of Sinbad, which first debuted as a bonus in the Magi anime home video release before releasing as a full series. The spin-off in turn inspired an original video anime series and a television anime series.