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Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den

Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den

Alternative Titles

English: Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Synonyms: Samurai Eight
Japanese: サムライ8 八丸伝


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 13, 2019 to ?
Authors: Kishimoto, Masashi (Story), Ookubo, Akira (Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 7.021 (scored by 1532 users)
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Ranked: #96032
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Popularity: #1782
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He can't run! He can't eat hard food. You can't get any weaker than the boy named Hachimaru. But his dream is to become a samurai. For a boy who can't even survive without the help of his father, that dream seemed impossible. But when a samurai cat appears before him, his whole life will change! A legendary manga creator and a rising star come together to bring you this science fiction samurai epic!

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Jun 9, 2019
Cosmicblaze454 (All reviews)
Sometimes I wonder to myself why I haven't already dropped Samurai 8. So far, it fails to grab my attention. There are two reasons for this, its uninteresting narrative and confusing aesthetics. These two sometimes go hand in hand together making every read a Herculean task.

The first problem lies in the fact that Samurai 8 is essentially another bland battle shonen in terms of narrative. It lacks early Naruto's heart and ambition. Normally, I have great patience when it comes to such kinds of manga. Even with Black Clover's clumsy start, it managed to carve a niche and refined its narrative. For Samurai 8, read more
Jun 13, 2019
Leosmileyface (All reviews)
Okie let's write a review so far.

Something I've been waiting forever for, I love naruto, and trusted kishimoto with a new great WSJ manga.

What did I get? Nothing better than a mediocre product.

As for the story so far, it's nothing game breaking. Sci-Fi samurai with a generic main character and boring narrative, it's nothing new. I like the sci-fi part and think it can go in some very interesting and vast ways, but this review is set for the current.

Characters; like I said, nothing new at all and a typical shounen protag, will update when we learn more.

THE ART. It's not good. Maybe I'm read more
Jun 7, 2019
SiriusTimeKeeper (All reviews)
Sci-Fi Samurai

Before “Samurai 8” was even published, it was pretty hyped up. Not only the new series is presented as the Kishimoto san’s new work, but also being dedicated with a trailer of its own.

Thus, this brings to the most important question, is or will “Samurai 8” be as good if not better than “Naruto”?

For now, only until chapter 5, this question “does not have an answer” for a single important reason.
If one manga tries to build or pull off a universe of its own, it “requires time” for it to develop. “Samurai 8” might seem confusing and fast-paced at the moment; however, it is read more
Jun 7, 2019
AztechDan (All reviews)
This is a cursory review through chapter 5. The series is very young but there are already some glaring issues.

The positive is that it's a shonen manga written by veteran Masashi Kishimoto with art by Atsushi Ookubo, who does a good job emulating Kishi's art style. The fundamentals are there.

The story so far has potential but where exactly it's going is a mystery. Naruto wanted to be Hokage, Hachimaru wants to be a samurai. The difference is Hachimaru becomes a samurai right out the gate in chapter 1, so where to next? That said, I'm rating a 6 because what we are seeing is read more


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