Yusei Matsui’s The Elusive Samurai manga is getting an anime adaptation by the studio CloverWorks. The teaser trailer and visual were revealed, along with the staff information.
The staff for The Elusive Samurai anime includes:
- Director: Yuta Yamazaki (Wonder Egg Priority assistant director)
- Series Composition: Yoriko Tomita (My Dress-Up Darling)
- Script: Yoriko Tomita
- Character Design: Yasushi Nishiya (Ni no Kuni)
Yusei Matsui, who is best known for The Assassination Classroom manga, launched The Elusive Samurai in Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump in 2021. The manga currently has ten volumes out. Viz Media is publishing it in English and describes the plot as:
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!
Source: Official Website
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