- In the chapter #7 of Samurai 8 we've met the first real villain of the series. A mysterious Samurai named Ata, who is also feared by Hachi's dad for unknown reasons (their past will probably revealed in the next few chapters).
- However, in the new chapter (#8 unofficial release) we've learned more about him. . .
Seems like Ata and his "group/clan" are really far from Hachimaru's Galactic Quadrant and, in order to reach it quickly, Ata used one of his 5 Soul Spheres in order to create a spiritual copy of himself. . .
. . . that was able to reach the outer space in no time, with an incredible speed.
- Interesting how similar the Dragon Castle Holder and the Eagle Castle Holder (mainbase of Mujin-dono and Princess Sa) are.
Furthermore both Mujin-dono and Ata have those Soul Spheres around 'em.
Could this mean that they are Leaders of a determined Planet or something?
- Anyway, the most incredible thing about that Spiritual clone of Ata is. . .
. . . being able to effortlesly slice asteroids into pieces. This scene was also used to show the difference between Hachi, who was barely able to put a scratch on the corpse of the Gatekeeper HolderThe same Hachimaru who was able to cut in half cannonballs and the Butank (stated to be made with ultra-hard material) with one casual swing of a normal katana.
A bright future for the future chars, both villains and heroes, of this amazing series!