3 reasons why you should watch The Elusive Samurai this summer!

The Elusive Samurai is a show that details the life of a young man who is destined for greatness despite having an upcoming that is far from graceful. This 2024 anime depicts how the strongest humans rise above and push for victory!
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With all the anime coming your way in Summer 2024, The Elusive Samurai is an anime that we certainly do not want to fly under the radar!

This anime will surely remind you of a ton of anime titles that you've seen before. Namely, Demon Slayer in the sense that the protagonist also lost his entire family due to wicked individuals. However, this anime is an entirely different experience from Demon Slayer, which is why we think you should give it a try!

Without further ado, here are three reasons why we think you should watch The Elusive Samurai!

The Elusive Samurai's story will change your life

The story of this anime follows the life of Tokiyuki Hojo, a young man who is constantly running away from danger after a sick man, Ashikaga Takauji, kills his entire family.

Running away is all Tokiyuki can do, given his weaknesses. However, once he begins seeking strength and knowledge from all corners of the world, it becomes clear that Tokiyuki's strength is the only thing that will allow him to live a life free of violence.

Tokiyuki has to grab life by the horns if he wants to thrive. But with everyone coming to stand in the way of his bright future, what will he do to overcome his constant trials and tribulations?

Read the full synopsis for the anime below:

"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!"


The Elusive Samurai's animation will take your breath away

With a story this great, you can bet that the anime will be top-tier!

CloverWorks is the talented animation production studio behind the anime, so you can expect there will be bright, beautiful colors and amazing visuals that truly bring the show to life. After all, this is the same anime that was behind titles like Spy x Family, Wind Breaker, and Wonder Egg Priority!

See a sneak peek at what CloverWorks has cooked up in the official trailer for The Elusive Samurai here!

The Elusive Samurai's cast will leave you begging for more

Last but certainly not least, the cast and crew behind The Elusive Samurai features tons of talented people who you may have heard of before.

In addition to CloverWorks adapting the story, Yuta Yamazaki (White Album) is the director of the series, Yoriko Tomita (My Dress-Up Darling) is the series composer, Yasushi Nishiya (I Want to Eat Your Pancreas) is behind character design, and Akiyuki Tateyama (My Happy Marriage) and GEMBI are behind the music.

Hojo Tokiyuki is voiced by Tonari no Yokai-san's Asaki Yuikawa. Asaki is someone who we believe you should keep your eye on after you hear the emotion behind Tokiyuki's voice, so be sure to listen intently to this character's pivotal moments because it's sure to move you.

Along with Asaki Yuikawa, here are more voice actors confirmed to be featured:

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

If all of this sounds enticing to you, be sure to catch The Elusive Samurai on Saturday, July 6!

The 2024 anime isn't confirmed to have a streaming home just yet. However, we believe that the anime may arrive on Crunchyroll shortly after its Japan release. Stay tuned for more information!

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