Chapter 38 – Ann, Hachimaru & Goku – ended on a somewhat surprising note when Ann confessed her feelings to Hachimaru & mentioned her late brother.
Chapter 39, titled “Sneak Attack,” was released recently, and it made Hachi & Ann’s Samurai-Princess bond several times stronger!
1. Chapter 40 Release Date
Chapter 40 of Samurai 8: Hachimaruden will release on March 1st, 2020. It will begin with the epic clash between Ata and the two legendary samurai – Daruma, the dog samurai of Kongo Yasha, and Hanaichi, the cat samurai of Ususama style.
2. Chapter 40 Speculation
Chapter 40 is going to be fantastic and probably one of the best Samurai 8 chapters for volumes to come! Current chapter ending with Daruma and Hanaichi launching a combined attack on Ata to which Ata’s response was rather unexpected.
Ata went head-on against the two legendary samurai claiming to be the only samurai to know both Kongo Yasha & Ususama style.
The next chapter will probably establish everyone’s power levels based on the clash between the central antagonist and two legendary powerhouses.
3. Chapter 40 Raw Scans
The raw scans for chapter 40 just came out, and if you think 39 was amazing, 40 will leave you astounded for sure!
The seemingly powerful duo of Hanaichi and Daruma was no match for Ata’s Kono-Yasha/Ususama Combined Style…World of Death!
- Daruma and Hanaichi are sent to a universe with no H-particles, so their bodies begin to decompose.
- Ata defeats Hachi, removes his key – and captures him as “eternal training dummy.”
- Ann is also captured and offered to serve the role of princess for the seven samurais brothers.
- The final panel shows – “a mysterious friend from the past” who is speculated to be Ann’s dead brother – Nanashi.
4. Chapter 39 Sneak Attack Plot
Chapter 39 – Sneak Attack, starts with Ann telling Hachimaru about her backstory – how she became a princess and how her brother died.
She explains that her brother Nanashi committed the samurai ritual but failed and died. After being alone for years, Ann found some uncanny resemblance to her brother in Hachimaru.
This leads to a beautiful exchange of dialogues between the two:
Hachi: I would die to protect you, Ann!
Ann: Because I am your princess of fate?
Hachi: No. Because you’re you, Ann.
The next panel shows the arrival of Ata in a gigantic holder, which is powered by souls of numerous samurai. Daruma uses his power to manifest his original body and Hanaichi’s too.
Thus, the two legendary foes – The Kongo Yasha’s Star Breaking Dog Samurai, Daruma the evil-biter & Ususama’s Planet Drawing Cat Samurai, Hanaichi the great-scratcher – are now allies!
The final panel shows an epic clash between the two and Ata. To their attacks, Ata replies that he believes he has a chance of beating them since he is the only disciple of both styles.
The chapter ends with Ata performing, Kono-Yasha/Ususama Combined Style…World of Death!
5. Where To Read
Kishimoto’ Samurai 8 is currently published under Shueisha’s Shonen Jump. We recommend you buy the manga/books and read from official sources only. #SAYNOTOPIRACY
For cheaper options, you can buy the monthly subscription to Shonen Jump itself. The subscription will cost $1.99/month and give you access to approximately 10,000+ chapters, which is not a bad deal at all.
You can also buy Samurai 8: The Tail of Hachimaru Volume 1 because there’s nothing like a real book.
6. About Samurai 8
Kishimoto Sensei, the creator of wildly popular series Naruto, is back with yet another excellent piece of work – the new manga, Samurai 8: Hachimaruden. It began serialization in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump in April 2019.
Hachimaru is a boy who has had multiple allergies and health issues since birth resulting in a bed-ridden life forever. One day he has a fateful encounter with one of the legendary Samurai – Daruma!
In a sudden battle against Horse Samurai, Hachimaru accidentally performs the samurai ritual and is granted a robotic Samurai body. The body not only rids Hachimaru of all his miseries but fulfills his life-long dream of becoming a samurai. Thus starts the tale of a samurai who will eventually save the universe.
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