Samurai 8, A New Manga by the Author of Naruto to Launch Next Year

At Jump Festa’19 event, it was revealed that Masashi Kishimoto, author of Naruto, would be be teaming up with artist Akira Okubo to launch a brand new manga, titled Samurai 8: Hachimaruden, next spring in Weekly Shonen Jump.

Check out the promotional video for the new series below:

Kishimoto had confirmed before that he planned for his next work to be a science-fiction story and as such was researching the genre. The new manga was confirmed to be a serialization rather than a one-shot back in March by WSJ’s Editor-in-Chief.

Samurai 8 marks Kishimoto’s second ever serialization after the massive success that was Naruto, and it will be interesting to see whether this new series can reach the heights of its predecessor.

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