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This year’s 16th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed that Yusei Matsui’s Nige Jouzu no Wakagimi (The Elusive Samurai) Manga will get a TV anime adaptation.
Yuta Yamazaki is directing the anime at CloverWorks, and Yasushi Nishiya is designing the characters.
The anime will have an on-stage showcase at Aniplex’s booth at the AnimeJapan event on March 25.
Matsui launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in January 2021. The manga’s ninth volume is published on January 4, and the 10th volume will publish on April 4.
The story is described:
After the massacre of his family by the traitor Ashikaga Takauji, Tokiyuki flees with the help of several loyal retainers who survived the purge. Among them was Suwa Yorishige, an ally of the Hojo clan and lord of Suwa province. The slightly odd Yorishige reveals that she has clairvoyance and predicts that Tokiyuki will one day become the ruler of Japan. But for now, the first priority is to get out of enemy territory!
Matsui worked as an assistant to Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo manga creator Yoshio Sawai, and then launched the 23-volume Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2005. That manga inspired the a 25-episode television anime series in 2007-2008.
Matsui then launched Assassination Classroom in 2012, and ended the series in March 2016 with 21 volumes. The manga inspired a 22-episode television anime series in 2015, and a 25-episode second season premiered in 2016. The manga also inspired the Assassination Classroom the Movie: 365 Days anime film. ‘ Time in 2016 and two live-action film adaptations in 2015 and 2016. The spinoff manga The Korosensei Quest! also inspired an online Anime and a Movie Anime series.
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