Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den (Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru) Chapter 31 Manga Review - “Choose a Side!”

Choose a Side!
  • Mangaka : Kishimoto, Massashi
  • Publisher : Shonen Jump
  • Genre : Action, Samurai, Sci-Fi, Shounen
  • Published : December 16, 2019

Contains Spoilers

Discussion Time

The planet and those still on it are in dire straights in chapter 31 of Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den! Ben’s warheads are soon to be launching and those who survived the tournament are just now realizing they were tricked and possibly will be eliminated! Hope still remains though as Hachimaru and the team head to Benki’s ship aware of the internal passages thanks to Daruma’s memory hack. Even with traps and defenses ready to eliminate the intruders, Ben watches as they breeze to his outer chamber in no time at all! Unfortunately, Ben wasn’t fully ill-prepared and uses one last trap to hit all but one… Sanda. Shocked, Sanda approaches his betrayer but is given an ultimatum. If Sanda helps Ben—who killed his parents and lied to him—then he will spare his life and take him back with open arms. Alone and clearly outmatched, Sanda picks up his sword and points it as his friend…Ryu! Will Sanda just end up going back to the Kotsuga we know? Facing down survival or death, Sanda might have to make a hard choice in the next chapter of Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den! Place your bets now on what will happen as we analyze more about chapter 31 and why you need to check it out!

Why You Should Read Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den (Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru) Chapter 31

1. Doomed!?!?

In a surprising scene, we learn many of the tournament participants didn’t up and leave after they lost but stayed around! Now aware that Ben lied to them and made up the entire event, those on the ground are worried that they will soon be blown to smithereens but his warheads! Can these samurai do anything to stop their fate!?

2. Choose a Side Sanda!

Sanda was the only member of the infiltration team to not be bound by Ben’s final trap! Despite the seething rage burning inside of him, Sanda has a choice to make. Will he side with Benki and rejoin him or save his friends but possibly die trying? Sanda isn’t as powerful as the rest of the warriors on this ship and that means his choice of betraying them would keep him alive. Will he really do that though after promising Ryu to help find his memories?

Final Thoughts

Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den 31 was a quick chapter but one that was pretty intriguing. Our non-samurai is the only one not trapped and his choice could affect not only his own life but those on the planet as well! We figure the end result will most likely be a shonen-themed one but maybe we’ll be surprised? What do you readers think? Let us know via the comment section below! For even more Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter reviews keep coming back to our hive here at Honey’s Anime!

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