- Mangaka : Kishimoto, Massashi
- Publisher : Shonen Jump
- Genre : Action, Samurai, Sci-Fi, Shounen
- Published : October 6, 2019
Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter 21 doesn’t waste a second on continuing the battle royale where we left off. We finally learn the numbers are indeed the amount of samurai left and we also learn a few extra rules. The first rule is that if a key is shattered, that player is out. The second, regeneration is off meaning you have one shot and one shot only in this battle. The final rule is that the last samurai standing faces down the organizer and if they win, that person will earn one billion yen! With those rules—and differing desires—out of the way, our samurai begin to whittle down the competition. There are some close calls here and there—especially when Ann is almost held captive—but our samurai seem to be doing quite well. Hachimaru is forced to face down Ann’s savior in a one on one duel to show he has a bit to learn about the concept of heroism if he wishes to be a true samurai/protector to Ann! During their face off, Daruma notices Hachimaru is showing a white samurai soul leading him to believe that he’s finally understanding the ways of a samurai! Be that as it may, does Hachimaru stand a chance against this tough looking samurai!? Chapter 22 can’t come sooner, but until it drops this weekend, let us talk more in depth about chapter 21 of Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den!
1. The Numbers Are Dwindling Already!
Our battle royale hasn’t lasted for more than 2 chapters but already the survivor count is below 200! At this rate, our tourney shouldn’t last too long—which might be a good way to avoid unnecessary filler—and we should get to the bigger battles soon! Speaking of big battles…
2. One vs One: Hachimaru versus ???
Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter 21 threw us into a slew of simple fights but ends with a faceoff between Hachimaru and Ann’s unknown hero. This fellow samurai seems to understand how to be a true warrior as he clearly has a princess and knows the elements of being a true heroic samurai. Can Hachimaru really win against this guy or will he lose before ever getting to face down the tournament organizer!?
Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den has only been getting better and better with each passing chapter. Our 21st entry into this series didn’t once miss a beat offering a solid chapter filled with action, drama and a new duel commencing! Will Hachimaru show off his inner strength and best this clearly superior samurai? We feel—since this is a shounen series—that Hachimaru has nothing to fear but who knows for sure! What are your thoughts about Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den? Comment below to let us know and continue to follow us here at Honey’s Anime for even more Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter reviews!