Masashi Kishimoto to Partner with Illustrator Akira Ōkubo to Launch Samurai 8: Hachimaruden Manga

A stage presentation at the Jump Festa ’19 event has announced that Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto is partnering with manga artist Akira Ōkubo for a new manga titled Samurai 8: Hachimaruden. The manga will debut in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Spring 2019. Kishimoto is in charge of the original work, and Ōkubo is drawing the manga.

Naruto voice actress Junko Takeuchi read a comment from Kishimoto during the presentation, which stated that the new manga will combine his love for Japanese culture and clothing, and science-fiction.

Source: ANN

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