Young Hachimaru dreams of becoming a samurai one day, but struggles to run and can’t even eat solid food; relying on his father for support. However, Hachimaru’s dreams quickly turn into reality when a samurai cat appears before him, giving him an opportunity to achieve his aspirations.
The road ahead for Hachimaru is long, but with the help of Mast Daruma, his training takes off, only to chance upon a girl named Ann. Hachimaru finds the path chosen is a bit overwhelming and now with the appearance of a new enemy, he must put his new-found power to the test.
Volume 2 of the Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru manga, written by Masashi Kishimoto and illustrated by Akira Okubo, goes on sale in North America on May 5th, 2020 from Viz Media.