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[Manga] Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru (Masashi Kishimoto, Akira Okubo)

Discussion in 'Akihabara Library' started by Kusuo P, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Yagami1211 Overriden by Trombe!

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  2. Narutossss Well-Known Member

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    I'm just hoping it's just a delayed volume release not a monthly series. 5 year break just to come back with a monthly:scust
     
  3. root eltiT resU motsuC

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    Yeah that looks better, I'll give it a read later this week. Guess I'm going with the official releases for this one

    To be fair, I wouldn't want to do another weekly series ever again if I was him. After twenty years of that stressful mangaka lifestyle.
     
  4. Narutossss Well-Known Member

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    yeah I get that but isn't that why he's sharing the load this time around. Anyway I don't believe it's monthly seeing as the next chapter comes out next week.
     
  5. root eltiT resU motsuC

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    I don't think it's gonna go monthly either.
     
  6. jonnty6 "I'm killing you cause I can"

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    yeoooo yall peep the first chapter?? Honestly its actually quite interesting, the world building so far is pretty dope and the MC aint half bad.
     
  7. LazyWaka Bringer of Darkness Retired Staff

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    It's way easier to see whats going on in the official, thank god.

    Still have issues with the unnecessary exposition dump and that Kishi doesn't seem to understand what an underdog actually is.
     
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    Ichigo becoming a Shinigami means he ain't an underdog anymore ? :maybe
     
  9. Oberyn Nymeros Well-Known Member

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    .......When was Hachimaru painted as an underdog? His body is just as powerful as any other Samurai's and with a special modification thanks to his previous artificial arm.
     
  10. Gortef Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested, seems pretty neat.

    And I like Hayataro, if anything happens to that bugger in the future I'll be mad&sad.
     
  11. Spider-Man with great power comes great insanity

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    (Laughs)
    "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!"

    that's the synopsis of this story, how does that not make the MC an underdog?
     
  12. LazyWaka Bringer of Darkness Retired Staff

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    Because that's literally over by the end of the chapter. He's not anymore of an underdog than any other shonen protagonist so I don't know why kishi talked about it in interviews like it was some sort of a selling point.
     
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  14. spiritmight High Frequency, Bitches

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    Quoting this for relevance because people are still complaining about the art and don't seem to have read the thread.







    TLDR amateur scanlations fuck with manga art.

    The sequences of people using their powers are messy and difficult to discern, but hopefully this is a quirk of the scanlation and not the actual artwork.
     
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    Chinese spoilers:

     
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    I like it. The world is absolutely positively weird. A combination of Ghost in the Shell and some Hayazaki film. Let's see where it goes.
     
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    The sentence after ;)
     
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    Would still prefer good old fist to fist fight type of a thing.
     
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    Just letting you guys know I'm in the process of creating a forum for this series, I don't know if you're allowed to mention other sites on here but incase you don't, reach out to me in PM.
     
  21. LazyWaka Bringer of Darkness Retired Staff

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    Isn't something like that a little early?
     
  22. Yubel Conqueror

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    Kishimoto is the author and this is something he wanted to do for a while and first chapter already gives Naruto vibes, almost everyone who's seen Naruto will read this, the series will take off and I want to be first one to create a forum so I can bring those people to my site. I've already bought domain name and Xenforo, it's only a matter of time.

    Narutoforums was created in 2004 and at its peak it had 100k members. If I can get 20k members for my forum. I'll consider it a success.
     
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  23. LazyWaka Bringer of Darkness Retired Staff

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    Re-reading it, Hachimaru's moms genes must have beat the shit out of his dads because they look nothing alike.

    Unless he's adopted. :hmm
     
  24. Yubel Conqueror

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    Apparently it beat the shit out of him too because his dad doesn't have a messed up body like he did.
     
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    New chapter is out

    Seems his new body is in fact permanent. Nameless is a very quirky person. Let's see how the battle goes next chapter against the pigs
     
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    I'll probably wait for the official release this time.
     
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    I can already sense the fanfics :lmao

    Anyways, good chapter
     
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    Can't wait to see Nameless become a samurai

    Hoping he gets to duel wield with right & left having 2 distinct fighting styles.
     
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    Getting some serious Dragon Ball vibes out of the tone and plot of this series. Hachimaru's attitude seems to be 'fake it till you make it'? He's just gonna act like an adventurous traveling samurai, long enough to actually become one. Also, I guess this is the Konohamaru chapter. Where our main character runs into a sort of reflection of how he was at the start of the story and how he could have ended up. And inspires that new friend to change too.

    I was hoping for Hachimaru to spend at least some more time rehabilitating. Some practice in his new body, getting used to his newfound mobility. He's been disabled and unable to leave the house for his whole life! But this chapter was cute, I liked the opening scenes. I chuckled at how Hachi went straight for his VR gaming set after breakfast, out of habit. The architecture and background art is fantastic, loved staring at all the little details in those backgrounds. I will keep reading if only to see more of this world.

    Nameless is a neat character too. Some cool post human body/gender fluidity going on with him/her. I'll overlook the amazing coincidence of their meeting and how Hayatarou kinda ignores that his dog got shot out of the sky. The plot of this chapter feels a bit like two separate chapters got smushed together and some details got lost in the mix.

    Still wondering where Hayatarou stole all those katanas from. And who the heck are those pigmen?!
     
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    The first chapter it was difficult making out the background and some of the art could've been better but this chapters background is so amazing.

    I also noticed the combined uchiha-senju symbols on the pillar in the coverpage.
     
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