- Mangaka : Kishimoto, Massashi
- Publisher : Shonen Jump
- Genre : Action, Samurai, Sci-Fi, Shounen
- Published : December 22, 2019
Sanda had a choice last week that could have not only doomed a whole entire planet but also Hachimaru and his allies. Thankfully, Sanda proved he’s not who he once was in this 32nd chapter of Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den. Told by Benki that Sanda was using his father’s sword—Ben is truly an evil dude—Sanda broke Ryu’s trap and surprised everyone via his action. In a strange twist, Ryu then turned his blade on Sanda but we learn quickly it was a ploy to get Ben shocked allowing the two to attack the giant together! The trap, in turn, is deactivated and our heroes begin to hear the alarm claxon that shows time is running out!
Several samurai head towards the nuke’s control panel while Hachimaru and the others deal some seemingly fatal blows to Ben! Just as the final seconds ring on the warhead being launched, we see a hand reach out to the console at the two-second mark and then…NOTHING! That’s right folks, we must now wait two weeks—as Viz/Shonen Jump is getting the rest they need—before we learn if the warhead was turned off or not.
Despite that painful cliffhanger, this week’s chapter of Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den was exciting and truly enjoyable. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t wait till the last second and check out chapter 32 for yourself!
1. A Good Guy
We won’t lie, readers. There was a moment we worried that Sanda was going to go against his good nature and betray our heroes. Thankfully, Sanda proved us right—in that he is indeed a loyal warrior—and saved his friends/comrades! That dual slice by Ryu and him was so epic!
2. Two Seconds…MORE LIKE TWO WEEKS!
Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den pulled a sneaky stunt and we can’t hate it. Just as the final two seconds of the warhead were announced, the chapter ends leaving us wondering…WHAT HAPPENED!?!? We doubt the warhead will launch—this is a shonen after all—but you never know.
Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den 32 was an action-packed chapter that felt quick but fluid. Every panel counting down the warhead’s final launch sequence had something going on keeping us constantly feeling the timer. That is a truly rare feeling in the world of manga, conveying actual time with fictional time. That’s why chapter 32 of Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den was truly a great entry in this series. What did you think of this chapter? Do you feel it is weaker than the rest? Comment below to let us know. Stick around to our hive for even more Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter reviews done by us here at Honey’s Anime!