The Elusive Samurai Premieres in 2024, Character Trailer and Visual Released

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The Elusive Samurai anime will begin airing in Japan sometime in 2024. A character trailer and visual for protagonist Hojo Tokiyuki were released with the announcement.

Additional cast members were also revealed, including Hinaki Yano as Shizuku, Mari Hino as Kojirou, Sayumi Suzushiro as Ayako, Aoi Yuuki as Genba Kazama, and Kinosuke Toya as Fubuki. Previously announced were Asaki Yuikawa as Hojo and Yuuichi Nakamura as Suwa Yorishige.

The Elusive Samurai is an adaptation of the manga by Yuusei Matsui, which began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 2021. 12 tankoubon volumes have been released as of September 2023.

Manga Plus describes the plot as:

Yusei Matsui, creator of Assassination Classroom and Neuro: Supernatural Detective, is back! Set in feudal Japan in between the Kamakura and Muromachi periods, our hero Hojo Tokiyuki is a boy on the run that history all but forgot! When the Kamakura shogunate is overthrown by Ashikaga Takauji, Tokiyuki’s family and standing are viciously taken away from him, and he must flee to the far reaches of the land to survive and seek out his revenge!

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CloverWorks is producing the anime with Yuta Yamazaki (Wonder Egg Priority assistant director) in the director’s seat. Other main staff include Yasushi Nishiya (Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle sub-character designer) as character designer and Yoriko Tomita (My Dress-Up Darling) as series composer.

Source: @nigewaka_anime

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