Kaiju No. 8 is an action, horror series set to premiere in the year 2024, the anime will be produced by Production I.G. and further information will be revealed sometime soon.
The announcement was made on December 15th on the official Twitter account of Kaiju No. 8 along with information regarding the production studio along with a teaser Promotional Video.
The series already has a key visual that came out earlier in August, the information regarding the cast members and official list of staff members is yet to be revealed.
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You can see the key visual below:
The key visual featured the main character, Kafka Hibino in his Kaiju appearance, launching as a terrifying attack.
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any announcement regards to the cast members for the series; however, the list of main characters was revealed as Kafka Hibino, Reno Ichikawa, and Mina Ashiro.
Kaiju No. 8 Series Trailer
The visual trailer for the series was absolutely amazing, and the rock-and-roll overtone completely set the tone for the series.
In the first few scenes, we are shown a completely devastated city and in the end, a humanoid monster standing alone in the rain.
Now, from the get-go, you can see the show won’t hold anything back when it comes to showing destructive scenes.
The plot of Kaiju No. 8
In a world where Godzilla-like monsters appear around Japan and destroy cities, there is a highly trained group of elite military soldiers known as the Defense Corps who risk their lives to protect civilians. And once a Kaiju is killed, a group of sweepers is tasked with cleaning up its remains.
Our protagonist, Kafka Hibino is 32 years old and he desires to one day join the military corp and eradicate these monsters instead of working as a sweeper under the Kaiju Cleaner organization.
After failing his multiple attempts to join the military, he decides to take the job as a cleaner to pay the bills; however, after a young cleaner by the name of Reno Ichikawa joins, his passion for joining the military emerges once more.
After following a series of unfortunate events, Kafka comes across a strange-looking parasitic Kaiju who finds his way inside Kafka’s mouth and turns him into a humanoid monster. Kafka then uses his newfound power to chase his dream of eliminating monsters.
About the series Kaiju No. 8
Kaiju No. 8, also known as Monster# 8is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Matsumoto Naoya, the series began its serialization on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ website and software on July 2020.
As of right now, the series has eight tankobon volumes available. The English release of the series was licensed by Viz Media, and the anime adaptation is announced to be animated by Production I.G which is set to release in January 2024.
The list of chapters in each volume is as follows, volume 1 includes chapters 1–7, volume 2 includes chapters 8–17, volume 3 includes chapters 18–26, volume 4 includes chapters 27–35, volume 5 includes chapters 36–43, volume 6 includes chapters 44–51, volume 7 includes chapters 52–59, and volume 8 includes chapters 60–66 with more on the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
The protagonist, Kafka Hibino is the monster shown in the official key visual. He was initially a normal sweeper who cleaned up after the killed-off Kaiju monsters; however, after a series of unfortunate events, he encounters a strange parasitic Kaiju that finds its way inside his mouth and transforms him into a humanoid monster.
The first announcement for the anime adaptation was released back in August 2022; however, the latest information regarding the possible release date was revealed sometime later.
Source: kaiju-no8.net official website, Twitter @KaijuNo8_O_EN