The TV anime adaptation of Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic author Shinobu Ohtaka’s Orient has revealed the first teaser video that previews the voices of the two protagonists Musashi (CV: Yūma Uchida) and Kojiro (CV: Sōma Saitō). The series will debut in January 2022.
The staff also reveals the character design and cast of two new characters. Rie Takahashi takes the roles as Tsugumi Hattori and Satoshi Hino as Naotora Takeda.
▼ Character Design of Tsugumi Hattori
▼ Character Design of Naotora Takeda
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…
▍Staff and Production
Original Work: Shinobu Ohtaka [Serialized at Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine]
Director: Tetsuya Yanagisawa
Series Composition: Mariko Kunisawa
Character Design: Takahiro Kishida
Music: Hideyuki Fukasawa
■ Musashi – CV: Yūma Uchida
■ Kojirō Kanemaki – CV: Sōma Saitō
■ Tsugumi Hattori – CV: Rie Takahashi
■ Naotora Takeda – CV: Satoshi Hino