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The Elusive Samurai Reveals Special Trailer and Illustration to Commemorate Series Premiere

The Elusive Samurai revealed a special trailer and illustration on Saturday to commemorate the series premiere. The anime will air for a total of 12 episodes and release six Blu-ray/DVD volumes. CloverWorks is handling the animation production. Fans can watch The Elusive Samurai on Crunchyroll. Watch the new preview trailer below:

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The main staff for The Elusive Samurai episode 1 were as follows:

  • Episode Director: Yuuta Yamazaki (series director)
  • Storyboard: Yuuta Yamazaki
  • Screenplay: Yoriko Tomita
  • Animation Director: Yasushi Nishiya

Asaki Yuikawa is voicing the main protagonist Hojo Tokiyuki while Yuuichi Nakamura is voicing Suwa Yorishige. The rest of the current cast includes Aoi Yuuki as Kazama Genba, Hinaki Yano as Shizuku, Katsuyuki Konishi as Takauji Ashikaga, Kikunosuke Toya as Fubuki, Mari Hino as Kojiro Nezu, and Sayumi Suzushiro as Ayako.

The Elusive Samurai anime is based on the manga written and illustrated by Yusei Matsui, most famously known for creating Assassination Classroom. The series began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in January 2021 and has since released 162 chapters and 16 volumes. VIZ Media licenses the ongoing series in English and has published the first 11 volumes. Fans can read the weekly-released chapters in English on the official Shonen Jump and Manga Plus apps.

The manga won the 69th Shogakukan Manga Award earlier this year alongside titles such as Frieren Beyond Journey’s End by Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe, Trillion Game by Riichirou Inagaki and Ryoichi Ikegami, and Suji de Asobo. by Murako Kinuta. The Elusive Samurai manga currently has over 2 million copies in circulation.

VIZ Media describes the story 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 WebsiteOfficial X (formerly Twitter)
© Yusei Matsui/Shueisha, The Elusive Samurai Production Committee

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