The TV anime “Orient” has announced the release of its second season, “The Awajishima Battle Arc,” in July 2022. Main visual part 1 was disclosed as well as the cast information saying that Hikasa Yoko will play the voice of Usami Kuroko, the tactician of the “Uesugi Bushidan”.
The original work of “Orient” is a battle and fantasy comic based in the Sengoku period by Ohtaka Shinobu, which is currently serialized in “Bessatsu Shonen Magazine”. Ohtaka is a comic artist known for his works such as “Magi” and “Sumomomo, Momomo: The Strongest Bride on Earth”.
The story is set 150 years after “Kishin (Demon God)” suddenly appeared in Japan during the Sengoku period and gained the hegemony of the world. Musashi and Kojiro, who admire the soldiers of “Bushidan”, the only force that resists the hegemony and fights against it, vow to form the “Mightiest Bushidan”. The story depicts them confronting the demons, and the first season “The Aki Tabidachi Arc” has been airing since January 2022.
Main visual part 1 for the recently announced second season, “The Awajishima Battle Arc,” is called the “Uesugi Bushidan Ver”. In the middle of a dark room, Uesugi Tatsuomi, the leader of the “Uesugi Bushidan,” stands with a stern face along with his pupils: Naoe Kanetatsu, Usami Kuroko, and Amakasu Masaki, all gazing straight with a serious look, giving the fans a new impression of “Orient” as it enters the second season.
The character visual for Usami Kuroko, the tactician of the “Uesugi Bushidan”, was also released, showing her black hair tied into a ponytail and the eye-catching sword-scar on her right eye. Hikasa Yoko, who has been announced to play the character, commented, “It’s been such a joy to participate in the recording and work with the unique team members of the Uesugi Bushidan. We work very well together as a team. I’m excited to do the rest of the recording and will try my hardest to play Kuroko as a grounded character.”
The second season of the TV anime “Orient”, “The Awajishima Battle Arc”, will be broadcast on TV Tokyo, BS TV Tokyo, and AT-X.
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Usami Kuroko (CV: Hikasa Yoko)
I’m Hikasa Yoko who will play Usami Kuroko. Kuroko is a sole female tactician who is always calm and centered in which her Green Sword and her knowledge help her during the battle. It’s been such a joy to participate in the recording and work with the unique team members of the Uesugi Bushidan. We work very well together as a team. I’m excited to do the rest of the recording and will try my hardest to play Kuroko as a grounded character. This is only my personal hope, I would love to see an animated version of the fashionable Kuroko that is in the bonus stories of the comics as well!
TV Anime “Orient”
The 2nd Season “The Awajishima Battle Arc” will air on TV Tokyo, BS TV Tokyo, and AT-X!!
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