Kaiju No. 8 is counting down the days to its release next year and as part of the Kaiju Hyakkei collection, the anime has revealed new images. This time, we get to see the titular Kaiju looking down on a monster-destroyed town:
Last month’s visual featured Soshiro Hoshina. Production IG will animate the series, with studio Khara handling the monster designs. Personnel information has not yet been revealed but the main cast will include:
- Masaya Fukunishi as Kafka Hibino/Kaiju No. 8
- Wataru Kato plays Reno Ichikawa
- Asami Seto plays Mina Ashiro
The Kaiju No. 8 anime will adapt Naoya Matsumoto’s manga which began serialization in July 2020 on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ and has since been collected into 10 volumes. Viz Media has licensed it in English in North America, and eight volumes have been published to date, with a ninth set for release in January 2024. The series was originally licensed as Monster #8 in English, but the name was later changed back to Kaiju No. 8, although Manga Plus, where the series is available to read for free, retains the title.
Source: Official website © JAKDF Division 3 © Naoya Matsumoto/SHUEISHA
The plot of the anime, whose first trailer was revealed earlier this year, is described as: In a world plagued by menacing creatures known as Kaiju, Kafka Hibino wishes to join the Air Force. defend Japan to defeat them. “Let us destroy the Kaiju together.”Kafka pledged to his childhood friend, Mina Ashiro. Over time, life circumstances forced them to go their separate ways and caused him to give up his lifelong ambition. He is employed by Monster Sweeper, Inc., a professional cleaning company that specializes in cleaning up the aftermath of Kaiju battles. Meanwhile, Mina Ashiro is currently the Captain of the Self-Defense Forces’ 3rd Division. Right now, he wasn’t worthy of fighting the Kaiju alongside her. At work, Kafka comes across the highly motivated Reno Ichikawa. Reno’s undying determination to join the Self-Defense Forces leaves no room for failure. His perseverance awakens Kafka’s ambition to stand alongside Mina as they protect humanity from the Kaiju together. A dream frozen in time, thawed by a burning promise But Kafka doesn’t know that an impending Kaiju threat is suddenly approaching him.