The Elusive Samurai Reveals Cast and Tokiyuki Hojo Visual, Trailer

The previously announced anime adaptation of The Elusive Samurai revealed the additional cast information and a character visual and trailer of Tokiyuki Hojo, voiced by Asaka Yuikawa. Studio CloverWors is animating the series, which will premiere in 2024.

The additional cast for The Elusive Samurai includes:

  • Yuichi Nakamura as Yorishige Suwa
  • Hinaki Yano as Shizuku
  • Mari Hino as Kojiro
  • Sayumi Suzushiro as Ayako
  • Aoi Yuki as Genba Kazama
  • Kikunosuke Toya as Fubuki

The adaptation was announced in March of this year, during Anime Japan 2023 event. 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
© Yusei Matsui/Shueisha, The Elusive Samurai Production Committee

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