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Samurai 8: Masashi Kishimoto talks about his role, the protagonist and the theme of the manga

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Published on May 04, 2019

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In issue 24 of "Weekly Shonen Jump", which is available in Japan for purchase from may 12, 2019, Masashi Kishimoto, the famous father of Naruto, he will come back officially with a new story and a new manga all to tell which takes the name of the Samurai 8: Hachimaruden (Samurai 8: The Story of Hachimaru).

The manga shonen weekly will be written by Masashi Kishimoto in person, therefore, is the master, the creator of the new story, with the drawings of Akira Okubo, one of the assistants of His in the course of serialization of Naruto, and in the production of Boruto: Naruto The Movie.

There are only less days until the big return of the author after the conclusion of Naruto (2014), and Shueisha, to prepare fans, met him for a brief interview during which he spoke of the new manga, his protagonist and the main issues.

The interview was translated essentially by @OrganicDinosaur, Twitter user credited on the timeliness of Masashi Kishimoto:

In regard to the protagonist of the manga, Hachimaru, Kishimoto has stated that the character has a weak body with a strong predisposition to allergies, because he wants the younger readers, perhaps affected by the same issues, to review those conditions.

There you can easily recognize in a perfect protagonist and the japanese author has taken pleasure in representing a main character filling him with inferiority complexes.

Kishi created Hachimaru with a feeble body&predisposition for allergies because he wanted children to be able to sympathize with the condition. A perfect protagonist isn't relatable. Kishi enjoyed depicting an MC persevering with an inferiority complex 😭 https://t.co/EPpOWyea3A

— OrganicDinosaur (@OrganicDinosaur) May 3, 2019

The interview is continued and the author has revealed, in particular, its role in the creation of the chapters and the theme of the work.

So far we have learned that Kishimoto is the writer of the manga, but in particular his work will converge in the creation of the sketch, the layout of the storyboard of the boards and put down on paper the dialogues.

In relation to the theme the author is not biased so much, but has revealed that the bonds the father and the son will be decisive and will be inspired by the relationship that he has with his children.

Kishimoto has also specified, not to say stressed, that the story will be different from Naruto and actually the first evidence is found in the subject. In Naruto the main protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki, left in a position of disadvantage (as Hachimaru), but has never developed a bond with the parents as the dead on the day of the birth.

Other interesting bits from the article: ❶ Kishi''s role includes the sketch, composition, dialogue, panel layouts, and storyboarding ❷ He initially wanted it to be completely different from Naruto series ❸ Father-Son bonds, will be a theme, inspired by his family and own childhood

— OrganicDinosaur (@OrganicDinosaur) May 3, 2019

To judge, finally, by the words of the author it seems that the story could also cover in the cracks of autobiography and, without even realizing it, we might meet in moments of everyday life between the author and her children.

Samurai 8: Hachimaruden will surely be this and much more and all we can do is wait, remember, on the 12th of may to find out what awaits us.

The interview, in addition, has unveiled a preview of the cover of the number 24 of Shonen Jump (the debut of the manga) with Hachimaru, storyboard incomplete, made by Masashi Kishimoto and a photo with the author himself as he observes his new job. To you the series of images below, respectively:

Shonen Jump issue 24 Cover: the Samurai 8. pic.twitter.com/pk2Y89ZRVF

— SPY (@Spytrue) May 2, 2019

First pages available from Samurai 8!

The names were designed by kishimoto. The manuscript doesn't say anything about.#samurai8 #hachi #hachimaru #anime #otaku #manga pic.twitter.com/TQAgGB7Tfm

— Samurai 8 (@_Samurai8) May 2, 2019

Mr. KISHI with SAMURAI 8 pic.twitter.com/ltB5JRBVKR

— SPY (@Spytrue) May 3, 2019

Remember that the chapter number 1 of the new manga of Masashi Kishimoto will be composed of 72 pages in total, including a color. Each new chapter will be published weekly, up to stabilize at an average of 19-20 tables total about.

Here's the brief plot:

“A guy had expressed a desire for a meteor. Waiting to eat food and to drink clean water, hoping not to be allergic to anything, hoping not to be afraid of stings, to walk without crutches and, one day, be able to travel the universe, in the end he just asked only one wish: to become a samurai.“

Samurai 8 is a manga genre sci-fi with strong components that reflect the dignity and the traditions that are strictly japanese.

“I love the things in the japanese style: I praise for the culture and for the decorations. And I also like science fiction. They are too excited for the creation of this scenario. Because I like both things, I decided to combine the two contexts for this work. I will work hard to make it even more interesting than Naruto!!”

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