Shonen Jump+ editor Nakaji Seijirou shared a new illustration from the creator of Kaiju No. 8 in honor of the series that sold 3 million copies
Kaiju No. 8, Shonen Jump’s latest hit manga series, has celebrated a sales milestone with the release of a breathtaking illustration.
The manga recently crossed the 3 million mark in print and sales, according to Crunchyroll. Nakaji Seijirou, deputy editor of Shonen Jump +, revealed the achievement in a tweet, noting that sales figures include both book and online sales for the first three volumes of the series. Seijirou’s tweet also featured an illustration by series author Naoya Matsumoto, showing the kaiju murder prodigy Kikoru wielding his battle axe in a city without people.
— 中路(ジャンプ＋・ゼブラック) (@nakaji2017) June 14, 2021
Matsumoto and Seijirou thanked fans for their support of the new series and revealed more exciting news: while Volume 3 just came out on June 4, volume 4 of Kaiju Number 8 is already scheduled for release. on September 3.
Kaiju No 8 launched in Shonen Jump+ in July 2020, quickly joining the Spy X Family as one of the online magazine’s most popular manga series. The series received over 30 million views in its first month, and its fanbase has only grown since then.
The Shonen Jump series takes place in a version of Japan that is terrorized by giant monsters known as kaiju. Kafka Hibino has always dreamed of defending his home by joining the Self-Defense Forces that hunt kaiju of Japan, but he has failed the entrance exam many times. His life is completely changed after he accidentally ingests a small kaiju, giving him the ability to transform himself into a kaiju. Kafka decides to use this new ability to defend Japan and fulfill his dream of fighting alongside the Self-Defense Forces.