Get ready to embark on a fantasy journey with Shizuku and Kojiro in the Anime adaptation of The Elusive Samurai!
On Wednesday, the official website for the television anime adaptation of Yuusei Matsui’s The Elusive Samurai (Nigejouzu no Wakagimi) manga released a promotional video and visual for the character Kojirō. The character is voiced by Mari Hino.
The anime will star rookie voice actress Asaki Yuikawa as Hojo Tokiyuki and Yūichi Nakamura as Suwa Yorishige.
The cast includes:
- Hinaki Yano as Shizuku
- Mari Hino as Kojiro
- Sayumi Suzushiro as Ayako
- Aoi Yuuki as Kazama Genba
- Kikunosuke Toya as Fubuki
Yuta Yamazaki (associate director for Wonder Egg Priority, series director for both Love Rice series) is directing the anime at CloverWorks, while Yasushi Nishiya (chief animation director for Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!) is creating the characters.
Viz Media and MANGA Plus are both distributing new manga chapters in English digitally as they premiere in Japan.
Viz Media will also publish the manga in print, and the company explains the first volume:
After the massacre of his family by the traitor Ashikaga Takauji, Tokiyuki flees with the help of a handful of loyal retainers who have also survived the purge. One of them is Suwa Yorishige, an ally of the Hojo clan and lord of Suwa Province. The slightly odd Yorishige also claims to be clairvoyant and foretells that Tokiyuki will one day become the ruler of Japan. But for the moment, escaping from enemy territory is the priority!
Matsui (Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro, Assassination Classroom) began the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in January 2021, and the series is still running.
We hope you are as excited to watch this adaptation as much as we are! Will you be adding this show to your anticipated shows of 2024? Share your thoughts with us!