Samurai 8: Tale of Hachimaru Shares Manga’s Synopsis/Premise

Samurai 8: Tale of Hachimaru Visual
Samurai 8: Tale of Hachimaru Visual

Kishimoto’s new manga Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru is one the most anticipated manga title. Kishimoto first teased about his new manga back during a with interview with Jump Giga in 2015.

In the coming project he will be partnering with his former assistant Akira Okuba, who will support him by providing the art.

Over twitter YonkouProd shared the synopsis/premise of the sci-fi series.

“As the galaxy nears the end of its existence, it won’t survive for more than a century. A samurai receives a mission to save all the planets and its inhabitants by finding Pandora’s Box. The warrior god Fudo Myoo places a secret inside of it that will save the world. However, in order to open it, they have to find the seven keys and Hachimaru, a weak child who’s needed medical assistance since birth might have something to do with it.”

The premise looks really interesting and somewhat seems to be inspired from One Piece with its cyberpunk sci-fi and robotic elements. However it seems the story will rather have a small run than of Naruto Between 15-30 volumes.

Naruto X Samurai 8 collaboration Visual
Naruto X Samurai 8 collaboration Visual

The series will release on May, 13th and be available freely over the Shonen Jump  app.
Also a 4- page preview to chapter 1 was released back on April, 27th.

The 4 page preview included a color page with collaboration to his former series Naruto . While the other three were normal black and white pages.

Hachimaru | Samurai 8
Hachimaru | Samurai 8

In the preview we see our main character Hachimaru along with his dog describing his wish of becoming a Samurai. Both Hachimaru and his dog seems to have some their organs replaced with mechanical parts.

The series will kick off with a total of 72 pages which is normal for the debuting chapter. Later it will switch to length of 30-40 for few initial chapters for setting up the characters and world building. Further it will be back to normal of 15-20 pages per issue. 

Here is what Kishimoto said about his new series:

“Being a fan of sci-fi and Japanese rich culture, I decided to bring them together in my upcoming series. I will work hard as possible to stand up your expectations and make it better than Naruto.”

Originally created by Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump for 700 chapters. The story follows a young ninja, with a sealed demon within him. 

He wishes to become the leader of his village. The sequel Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is set several years after the events of the original Naruto story and features the children of many of its key characters such as Naruto and Hinata.

By Shubham

Anime and News blogger for 4 years. Started blogging at age 16. Favorite anime is ‘One Piece’. Favorite Quote of SNK By Eren “If you win you live; If you lose you die; But if you don’t fight you can’t win.”


  1. Huh? Where was it stated that it's inspired from OP? with its cyberpunk scifi robotic elements? I mean what?? Are you drunk?!

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