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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