Kagurabachi Chapter 5 Spoilers, Release Timeline, and Recap

Here are the release date and spoilers for Kagurabachi chapter 5 so you can jump in on the action!

by Drew Kopp
Takeru Hokazono / Shueisha / VIZ Media, Remixed by Attack of the Fanboy

In Chapter 4 of Kagurabachi, Chihiro went toe-to-toe with a sorcerer for the first time on-panel. This spectacular clash of martial prowess and arcane expertise gave readers their first glimpse at the inner workings of Kagurabachi‘s magic system. By the end of the chapter, Chihiro is on the verge of learning the whereabouts of one of his murdered father’s stolen enchanted swords, Cloud Gouger. With the first of the series’ magical MacGuffins finally in sight, fans are hungry for information about chapter 5. Here’s everything you need to know about Kagurabachi chapter 5.

Kagurabachi Chapter 5 Release Date and Time

Kagurabachi Chapter 5 is scheduled to be released on Sunday, October 15, 2023. The chapter will be available starting at 8 AM PT / 9 AM MT / 10 AM CT / 11 AM ET and can be read on one of several online sources. These include the Kagurabachi portal on Viz Media, the Shonen Jump website and app, and Manga Plus.

For the many Kagurabachi fans who don’t want to be even a second late when the new chapter drops, here’s a Kagurabachi Chapter 5 time zone release chart!

Pacific Time (Los Angeles, Vancouver)8:00 AM PST
Mountain Time (Calgary, Denver)9:00 AM MST
Central Time (Chicago, Regina)10:00 AM CST
Eastern Time (New York, Toronto)11:00 AM EST
Atlantic Time (Halifax, Fredericton)12:00 PM AST
Brazil (Brasília Time)12:00 PM BST
UK and Ireland4:00 PM GMT
Europe5:00 PM CEST
Moscow6:00 PM MSK
India8:30 PM IST
Vietnam and Thailand10:00 PM ICT
Philippines11:00 PM PHT

Kagurabachi tells the tale of Chihiro, the son of a blacksmith who forged a set of six enchanted katana that helped turn the tide in a violent war between sorcerers. After a mysterious cabal of sorcerers known as the Hishaku murdered his father and stole the enchanted katana, Chihiro set out on a quest for vengeance armed with the secret seventh enchanted katana his father forged before he died.

Related: Kagurabachi Manga Release Date Schedule 2023: When You Can Expect New Chapters

Kagurabachi Chapter 4 Recap

Kagurabachi Chapter 4 revolves around the fight between Chihiro and a bull-cut-clad sorcerer bent on abducting Char, a homeless girl running from someone wielding a magical sword. Once Char was out of danger, Chihrio’s mentor, Shiba, explained to her (and, by extension, the audience) the nature of the magic used by sorcerers. Like the power system of many other Shonen manga and anime, Kagurabachi‘s sorcery taps into the innate life force found in all living things, which sorcerers use to form barriers and weapons.

The battle also reveals that Chihiro’s sword, Nishiki, disperses and amplifies its wielder’s life energy, allowing him to perform powerful-color-themed abilities. Kagurabachi Chapter 1 showed us Nishiki’s “Black” technique, which Chihiro uses to slash his foes with goldfish-shaped energy waves, and Chapter 4 introduces us to “Red,” which allows him to absorb and redirect a sorcerer’s energy.

However, the biggest revelation came from the sorcerer Chihiro was battling, who attempted to convince Char to give herself up by reminding her that her mother was killed for defying his superiors. This reminder of past trauma brings the little girl to tears and convinces Chihiro, who also understands the pain of losing a loved one to unscrupulous sorcerers, to stop holding back and end the fight. After formally agreeing to protect Char, Chihiro demands that the downed sorcerer tell him where Cloud Gouger is.

- This article was updated on October 8th, 2023

About The Author

Drew Kopp has been a writer at Attack of the Fanboy for three months and has covered Baldur's Gate 3, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Ahsoka. He has a Bachelor's in Creative Writing and loves writing about indie games and celebrity gossip. When he isn't writing, he can be found reading fantasy books or rocking out as Bard in Dungeons & Dragons.