Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru (Japanese: サムライ8 八丸伝 Hepburn: Samurai Eito: Hachimaruden) is a Japanese shōnen manga series created, written, and storyboarded by Masashi Kishimoto and illustrated by Akira Ōkubo. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump since May 2019. In North America, Viz Media publishes the series on the Shonen Jump platform, while Shueisha publishes it on the Manga Plus platform.

He can’t run! He can’t eat hard food. You can’t get any weaker than the boy named Hachimaru. But his dream is to become a samurai. For a boy who can’t even survive without the help of his father, that dream seemed impossible. But when a samurai cat appears before him, his whole life will change! A legendary manga creator and a rising star come together to bring you this science fiction samurai epic!