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Masashi Kishimoto’s Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru Manga Ends

Masashi Kishimoto’s Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru Manga Comes to a CloseWell, that didn’t last quite as long as Naruto.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru, the manga from Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto and Akira Okubo, has come to an end in the pages of Shonen Jump this week.

The manga launched in April 2019. When all is said and done, it’ll take up five collected volumes.

It’s the tale of Hachimaru, a weak young man who’s always dreamed of becoming a samurai. 

Viz Media publishes the manga in print and digitally. Here’s how they describe the manga:

Only the most powerful warriors are able to transcend their human bodies and become something even greater—samurai. Samurai carry special souls within themselves and can travel through space as easily as walking the earth. Hachimaru has always dreamed of becoming a samurai, but he’s as weak as they come. He’s so sickly that he can’t even eat solid foods. Being too weak to leave the house may have turned Hachimaru into an expert at video games, but with enough heart, could he become a true samurai?

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.