NARUTO Creator Masashi Kishimoto Has a New Series

It falls under science fiction!

© Weekly Shonen Jump 2019 No. 24

creator Masashi Kishimoto is currently writing a new series. Illustrated by Akira Okubo, Samurai 8: Hachimaru-Den (The Tale of Hachimaru) revolves around a poor boy named Hachimaru who cannot live without a life-support device, never leaves the house, and plays online games every day. However, he dreams of becoming a “samurai” with a power that transcends the physical world.

Many posters were released to promote the series in Tokyo’s Shibuya area!

Kishimoto started the new Samurai 8: Hachimaru-Den four and a half years after his famous manga series, Naruto.

“I did announce it previously at the end of Jump Festa last year, but I was desperate to go beyond NARUTO! Also, if I have not been doing a weekly series for four years, I feel like an amateur. However, the pressure is also strong (laughs) so please bear with me (laughs). I know that it is also not good to be complacent, so I will do my best and make it work for the readers!” says Kishimoto.

The series was launched in the Weekly Shonen Jump last May 13, 2019.

Originally published on PRTIMES.

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