Fans of Masashi Kishimoto – the creator of the world renown series Naruto – have been patiently awaiting his latest work Samurai 8: Hachimaruden. Luckily for us, it seems that a scan from the latest issue from the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has revealed when fans will get their hands on the new manga. It seems that May 13th is the official release date. Check out the scan from Shonen Salto on Twitter.

At this moment there has been no confirmation regarding the release date from Weekly Shonen Jump or Kishimoto himself. If this release date is valid, we will let you know as soon as the information is released. However, assuming this release date is correct – are you excited about Samurai 8: Hachimaruden? Let us know in the comment section below

*(Update) The manga will indeed be releasing on May 13th, thanks to the 4-page preview of the new series, in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Want to get a taste of what it’s like? Please click here.*