- Mangaka : Kishimoto, Massashi
- Publisher : Shonen Jump
- Genre : Action, Samurai, Sci-Fi, Shounen
- Published : June 16, 2019
Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter 6 taught us some truly important concepts on how samurai work in this world. As the training commences, Daruma tells Hachimaru that for a samurai to truly unleash their full potential they need to wield the samurai trinity. As explained, the trinity is the Samurai itself, a key holder and the princess. The former two are easy to understand, but the latter is apparently one of the most important elements and easily the key focus on what makes a samurai a true samurai. Daruma tells our newly minted warrior that a samurai needs someone to protect for them to be considered honorable and true samurai. While Hachimaru comes to grips with that revelation we see two other big events in the form of someone watching Hachimaru become a samurai—using foresight—and a girl who seems to be a bit clumsy. As the final page indicates, this new working girl seems to be linked with Hachimaru and probably is his princess. While we enjoyed the revelation of what makes a samurai and loved seeing some new events transpire, Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter 6 didn’t win us over. In fact, this week we only have one good thing to say and two bad ones down below.
1. Samurai Trinity
Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter 6 introduced the samurai trinity and that is actually pretty neat. While real samurai had different reasons to live, the fact that a samurai in the world of Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den lives for another to protect them is kind of nice. Equally, seeing Hachimaru unleash his legit samurai heart means he should be able to make a cool weapon soon…well, at least once he realizes how it works he will make a cool weapon.
We understand that Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den is made by Naruto creator Kishimoto. We also understand that shounen series tend to have very similar and like minded heroes/villains. Yet, Hachimaru acting almost exactly like Naruto all the time is beginning to grow…irritating. Here at Honey’s Anime we truly hope Hachimaru surprises us and becomes a bit more serious or at least different. We loved Naruto, but we don’t want another Naruto within a different manga series.
2. Not to Surprising
Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den didn’t hold back in revealing that this new girl shown in the end of chapter 6 is clearly linked with Hachimaru. Obviously, most could have figured that out from the fact that she appears almost instantly after Hachimaru’s lesson about the trinity but wow…could have waited a bit before showing that she’s linked to our hero. It just seems as if Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den is moving too fast in introducing all these important characters and not leaving us with any room to dwell on who is who when they appear and how they correlate with the series,
Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter 6 didn’t impress us much. While we feel this series still can be truly epic and really make for an entertaining Shounen Jump manga, there are a lot of issues with pacing and individuality. Hachimaru feels too much like Naruto and originally, he seemed to truly have the potential to be his own person. Plus, that appearance of the “most likely” princess was just silly and overly quick. Are we being too hard on Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den or is this series not as good as you’d want it to be? Comment below to let us know and for more reviews of Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapters, be sure to keep stuck to our hive here at Honey’s Anime!