The author of Assassination Classroom returns with The Elusive Samurai

The author of Assassination Classroom returns with The Elusive Samurai

On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Yuusei Matsui, "The Elusive Samurai (Nige Jouzu no Wakagimi)," a new promotional video for the project was revealed. The video confirms that the premiere is scheduled for July 6 in Japan and shows the first look at the animation.

Yuusei Matsui began publishing the manga through Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in January 2021. This was the author's first serialized publication after a long period of five years after the completion of "Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)," another of his globally popular works that was also adapted into anime nearly a decade ago.

Voice cast

  • Asaki Yuikawa as Tokiyuki Houjou
  • Hinaki Yano as Shizuku
  • Mari Hino as Kojirou Nezu
  • Sayumi Suzushiro as Ayako Mochizuki
  • Aoi Yuuki as Genba Kazama
  • Kikunosuke Toya as Fubuki
  • Yuuichi Nakamura as Yorishige Suwa

Production Equipment

  • Yuuta Yamazaki (Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru, Yuru Camp, Wonder Egg Priority) is in charge of directing the anime at CloverWorks studios.
  • Yoriko Tomita (Enen no Shouboutai, Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru, Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Yasushi Nishiya (Chikyuugai Shounen Shoujo, Pocket Monsters: Coco, Summer Time Render) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
  • Akiyuki Tateyama (Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai, Yuru Camp) and GEMBI are in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.
The author of Assassination Classroom returns with The Elusive Samurai

Synopsis of The Elusive Samurai

Eight-year-old Tokiyuki Houjou, the next successor to the Kamakura shogunate, is a boy with no talent for anything but hide-and-seek. One day, his carefree life takes a sharp turn when Takauji Ashikaga brutally seizes power from the Kamakura, ending their reign. Rescued by a self-proclaimed prophetic priest, Tokiyuki manages to escape with his life. Now he must elude those who try to kill him while recruiting comrades who can help him restore the Kamakura shogunate to its former glory. Set in the Nanboku-chou period of Japanese history, Nige Jouzu no Wakagimi is a story of redemption, documenting the life of the forgotten hero who altered Japan's fate by fleeing.

Source: Comic Natalie