- Mangaka : Kishimoto, Massashi
- Publisher : Shonen Jump
- Genre : Action, Samurai, Sci-Fi, Shounen
- Published : July 28, 2019
Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den…have you finally found your true beginning? Chapter 12 pulled off some impressive storytelling this week, which actually pulled out our heartstrings a bit! Hachimaru’s father took a lot of damage when he tried to use that machine to destroy Ata, but Ata, being the powerhouse that he is, still is kicking. Daruma realizes that he needs to enter a rest mode to get enough strength back to battle Ata leaving a depressed Hachimaru alone. Chapter 12 does some nice flashback sequences showing our young samurai as a child and relying on his father for everything while showing a true love for his dad we haven’t really seen yet in Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den. With renewed strength and courage, Hachimaru activates his still weak sword and goes against Ata! While Ata still trumps over Hachimaru even with only half his body in tact, Hachimaru realizes that he isn’t afraid and the two-clash ending the chapter. Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter 12 once more brings us back to a place where we have hope in this series, but if chapter 13 dashes that hope away…we just hope not. Only positives to speak about this week’s Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter!
1. Those Full Color Panels!
Chapter 12 starts off on a strong note by featuring several full colored pages, which made us smile as we saw some beautiful art get enhanced. While we know it would be impossible—and extremely expensive—to color the whole Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den series, those first few pages showed us this series has something to prove.
2. Hachimaru Isn’t Crying!
Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den’s main protagonist has been a whirlwind of things for us. Sometimes Hachimaru can be tough and other times he’s almost the clone of Naruto, over the top and mischievous. Chapter 12’s Hachimaru though was something we haven’t seen yet, brave and strong. Despite the pain his father is going through, Hachimaru stands on his own, apologizes for lying to Ann and goes against Ata without a doubt in his heart. This is the hero/samurai we want and if Hachimaru continues to be this cool…this series will be something else entirely!
Hachimaru has his hands full with Ata near the end of chapter 12, but we’re excited to see what our freshly made samurai can do in chapter 13. What amazes us more is the fact that Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den truly was enjoyable this week when last week we kind of sighed at how the whole set up went down. Is this the rebirth of Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den and will the series only go up from here? Comment below with your thoughts as we know many of you have some strong emotions towards Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den. For more chapter reviews of Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den, keep stuck to our glorious hive here at Honey’s Anime!