Orient Vol. 3

Writer: Shinobu Ohtaka Artist: Shinobu Ohtaka Publisher: Kodansha Release Date: July 7, 2021 Cover Price: $10.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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The new shonen action manga from the creator of Magi is here! Musashi is a teenager living under demon rule. As children, he and his best friend made a promise: to become the greatest warriors in the world and overthrow the demons. But life intervenes, and five years later, he finds himself about to become a miner. Yet can Musashi truly be satisfied with a "normal" life?
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 and But as they more

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    Anime UK News - Onosume Sep 7, 2021

    Overall, Orient still feels like it is waiting for the follow-up to its breakout first volume. While Volume 3 does a good job of building up Tsugumi and allows her to take a lead in the action, the sidelining of the main protagonists and its poor pacing really drag it down. Its probably still worth taking a wait-and-see approach as it moves into its fourth volume, but it needs something to energise the story and its leading duo going forward. It does keep promising more interesting things, but its going to get harder and harder to get by on just the strength of its artwork alone, and I fear that if things dont change soon, itll have a lot of readers dropping off. Read Full Review

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