We’re just a week away from Masashi Kishimoto’s return to Weekly Shounen Jump, and fans cannot wait for it! Last week, we got a preview to throw the first chapter of the manga and Kishimoto’s storytelling was immediately evident. Just after reading those three pages, I realized how much I had missed him being in Weekly Shounen Jump.
Thankfully, he’ll be back next week with the first chapter of Samurai 8. For those of you who don’t know, Kishimoto is responsible for the story and writing of Samurai 8. The art and illustration are handled by one of his former assistants named Akira Okubo. Anyway, let’s discuss the upcoming chapter of Samurai 8 in this post now.
Before we begin, please note this post may contain official spoilers from the previous chapters of the manga. If being spoiled is not for you, I suggest that you stop reading the post here. However, if spoilers don’t bother you, we can get started. Also, note that we did not create the spoilers or leaked them. They’re available all over the internet.
In the preview, we saw a boy named Hachimaru and his dog Nyan Nyan seeing a comet in the sky. As they saw it, Hachimaru started to make a wish. Since he’s a guy who doesn’t really have anything and is also frail and weak, he starts to ask for things like good food, water to drink, to get rid of allergies, and comfort since he didn’t have any. However, towards the end of it all, he finally realized that he only needs to make one wish and that’s to become a Samurai!
Of course, this isn’t all of the chapter. We are getting a 72-page chapter next week, and there will be a lot of interesting stuff about the manga in there. Hopefully, it’ll be just as exciting as we expect it to be!
Samurai 8 Hachimaruden Chapter 1 comes out on May 13, 2019. The scans will be out by May 11, 2019.