Nige Jouzu no Wakagimi

The Elusive Samurai

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Synonyms: Nigewaka
Japanese: 逃げ上手の若君
English: The Elusive Samurai
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2024 to ?
Premiered: Summer 2024
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: CloverWorks
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.011 (scored by 81208,120 users)
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Ranked: #6232
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Popularity: #2780
Members: 64,239
Favorites: 164

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Eight-year-old Tokiyuki Houjou, the next successor of the Kamakura shogunate, is a young boy lacking talent in everything besides hide-and-seek. One day, his carefree life is abruptly turned upside down when Takauji Ashikaga brutally seizes power from the Kamakuras, ending their reign. Rescued by a self-proclaimed prophetic priest, Tokiyuki manages to escape with his life. Now he must evade those trying to kill him while recruiting comrades who can help him restore the Kamakura Shogunate to its former glory.

Set during the Nanboku-chou period of Japanese history, Nige Jouzu no Wakagimi is a tale of redemption, documenting the life of the forgotten hero that altered Japan's destiny by running away.

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"Plan A (プランA)" by DISH//

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"Kamakura STYLE (鎌倉STYLE) by Botchi Boromaru (ぼっちぼろまる)

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