The Elusive Samurai TV Anime Announces Its July 6 Premiere Date!

A special screening of The Elusive Samurai anime adaptation will be held on June 23.

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On June 8, the official Aniplex began streaming a new promotional video for the anime adaptation of Yusei Matsui’s The Elusive Samurai manga.

The new video reveals that anime will debut on July 6 on the Tokyo MX, BS11, Tochigi TV and Gunma TV channels.

On June 23, a special screening will be played in Kamakura City with cast members Asaki Yuikawa (Hojo Tokiyuki), Yuichi Nakamura (Suwa Yorishige), and Hinaki Yano (Shizuku).

Other cast members include:

  • Mari Hino is voicing Kojiro.
  • Sayumi Suzushiro is voicing Ayako.
  • Aoi Yuki is voicing Kazama Genba.
  • Kikunosuka Toya is voicing Fubuki.

The staff members include:

  • Director: Yuta Yamazaki
  • Character design: Yasushi Nishiya
  • Studio: CloverWorks
  • Art Director: Ayumi Kojima
  • CG Director: Kanemi Arisawa and Katsuaki Miyaji
  • Editing Daisuke Hiraki
  • Sound Director: Akiko Fujita
  • Sound Effects: Tomokazu Mitsui

About The Elusive Samurai:

Yusei Matsui launched The Elusive Samurai manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in January 2021.

The Japanese mangaka has previously released Neuro: Supernatural Detective and Assassination Classroom.

Manga Plus and Viz Media both simultaneously release new chapters in English on their respective platforms.

Vis describes the anime 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: Aniplex on YouTube