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‘The Elusive Samurai’ Anime Gets New Character Promo & Visual For Genba Kazama

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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.
© 松井優征 / 集英社 / 逃げ上手の若君製作委員会

A new anime is on the way in 2024 with the adaptation of Yusei Matsui’s manga series The Elusive Samurai. With some details out previously, the latest update for the 2024 show is a new promotional video and a key visual that focuses on the character of Genba Kazama.

© 松井優征 / 集英社 / 逃げ上手の若君製作委員会

The series is directed by Yuta Yamazaki from the scripts by Yoriko Tomita based on the original work by Yusei Matsui. Yasushi Nishiya is handling the character designs with CloverWorks handling the animation production.

The Japanese cast includes:

  • Asaki Yuikawa as Hōjō Tokiyuki
  • Yūichi Nakamura as Suwa Yorishige
  • Aoi Yūki as Kazama Genba
  • Hinaki Yano as Shizuku
  • Kikunosuke Toya as Fubuki
  • Mari Hino as Kojirō
  • Sayumi Suzushiro as Ayako

The manga from Yusei Matsui began in 2021 and is ongoing with Viz Media and Manga Plus handling its release in English.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: 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!

Previous promos and visuals:

© 松井優征 / 集英社 / 逃げ上手の若君製作委員会
© 松井優征 / 集英社 / 逃げ上手の若君製作委員会
© 松井優征 / 集英社 / 逃げ上手の若君製作委員会
© 松井優征 / 集英社 / 逃げ上手の若君製作委員会
© 松井優征 / 集英社 / 逃げ上手の若君製作委員会
© 松井優征 / 集英社 / 逃げ上手の若君製作委員会

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