- Mangaka : Kishimoto, Massashi
- Publisher : Shonen Jump
- Genre : Action, Samurai, Sci-Fi, Shounen
- Published : June 23, 2019
Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter 7 once again left us feeling a bit…rushed. In our latest chapter, Hachimaru continues his training with Daruma but that takes less focus as we learn several various forces have begun to see Hachimaru’s actions. This ends up leading back to a space princess named Princess SA who wishes to learn if Hachimaru is a samurai to trust or one to fear. Princess SA orders Ann—the girl introduced last week—to go with a fellow samurai and find Hachimaru to learn more about him. It doesn’t take long before the two are united and we have our samurai/princess combo already forming. Chapter 7 ends with two possible samurai discussing they found out where the eight child is—Hachimaru most likely—and how they plan on taking him down…intact or not. Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter 7 was a bit stronger than chapter 6, but we noticed this story is rushing to reach a specific point and we don’t know if it’s working. Let’s discuss the two elements we did like this week and the one element we think makes Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter 7 a possible skip.
1. The Bond Begins
Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter 7 wasted no time in making Hachimaru meet his princess Ann. While we don’t dislike the fact that big events are happening, it feels way too quick to establish this set-up.
2. A Villain Appears!?
We have been wondering who constitutes as “bad” so far in Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den, but we might have our answer in chapter 7. With the name Ata, we see this fierce samurai cyborg with a dragon similar to Hachimaru’s pet behind him. Does Ata play the role of the main baddie of Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den? We won’t say yes or no yet, but we do like the idea of such a big threat wasting no time to make his appearance known.
1. Too Many Faces
In most shounen series, it’s not uncommon to have a slew of characters appear early on. However, it equally doesn’t help if these characters seem to have little purpose and are just constantly being thrown at us in rapid succession. In seven chapters, we have met more than a few dozen people and we only know that one seems to truly be a threat. Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den needs to slow down in not just its story but its character revealing process.
Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den chapter 7 gave us more to like this time around, but equally, we still aren’t sold on this series and that’s a bit of a letdown. We hope by chapter 10, we will truly be loving Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den, but if not, it’s a series we could find ourselves struggling to read. Are you loving or hating Samurai 8: Hachimaru Den? Comment down below to let us know! If you do love our reviews of this series and want more like it, be sure to keep stuck to our hive here at Honey’s Anime!