Kaiju number 8 is one of the most anticipated anime of 2024 and there is a lot of hype surrounding it. Based on the hit manga of the same name by Naoya Matsumoto, the series has more than 11 million copies in circulation and is one of Shonen Jump’s most successful titles. Therefore, it is easy to predict that the manga will be adapted into an anime and will premiere in spring 2024.
The manga started serialization in 2020 and with great art, adorable characters, and awesome battles reminiscent of Jujutsu Kaisen and Chainsaw Man, the series was a success and is one of the popular manga Best on Manga Plus.
Kaiju No. 8 Latest News
On August 4, 2022, the anime project about Kaiju No. 8 was confirmed by the author on his X account, formerly Twitter. An announcement video and key visuals were also released by TOHO Animation. This comes after a countdown of mysterious news related to the manga, but since the series is extremely popular, fans are sure that an anime announcement is coming soon. They guessed correctly, but their excitement was short-lived as no further information was revealed, at least not until months later. Fans were quick to criticize the character design, as it seemed below the expected quality and very far from the quality of the manga.
On December 19, 2022, fans finally learned the anime release date. A hype trailer was released along with the big announcement. In the trailer, fans got a glimpse of Kafka’s Kaiju form and other monsters. The images look better and the project is looking successful. Furthermore, it was revealed that Production IG will handle the animation. This makes fans feel a lot more secure because it is the studio behind hit movies like Haikyuu!! and worked on Attack On Titan and Vinland Saga alongside other studios. It was also revealed that Studio Khara will handle the character designs.
On August 5, 2023, the second trailer for Kaiju No. 8 was released. The video silenced all the critics who doubted the quality of the series based on the first trailer. The visuals look great, the sound design is perfect, and the Kaiju monsters look ferocious. Furthermore, the voice actors for the three characters were revealed in the trailer.
Kaiju issue 8 release date
On October 13, 2023, Crunchyroll announced that Kaiju issue 8 would air exclusively on the platform in spring 2024. The announcement was made during New York Comic Con and a message from the author accompanied the news fun. With the acquisition of anime streaming rights, Crunchyroll has made watching the series easier than ever as the site most used by fans. Kaiju No. 8 will be released in April 2024. There’s no exact date yet, but the series will appear during this year’s Jump Festa 2024 for an announcement so fans can hope for more information like the schedule program and staff afterward.
Kaiju plot number 8
In Japan, where monsters called Kaiju are terrorizing the people, an elite unit called the Self-Defense Forces has been formed to fight these creatures. After a destructive battle between the Kaiju and the Self-Defense Forces, a cleanup team arrives and cleans up the mess. Kafka Hibino, a member of the cleanup team, repeatedly failed to join the Self-Defense Forces and gave up his dream. On the other hand, his childhood friend, Mina Ashiro, is the captain of one of the force’s divisions. Kafka’s dreams are rekindled when he meets new cleanup crew member Reno Ichikawa, who also wants to join the Force. However, a small Kaiju enters Kafka’s body through his mouth and he now has the ability to transform into a half Kaiju. With his newfound power, Kafka once again tries to join the Self-Defense Forces to fulfill his dream of fighting monsters.
Kaiju No. 8 Teaser and Trailer
The first teaser only introduces some real-life situations that fit the manga’s setting. The video is mainly intended to excite fans about the release and features an audio emergency broadcast warning about the Kaiju.
The first trailer divided the fan community as many were worried about the quality of the animation. Although the fear is well-founded, it’s mainly because the clip is so short. The video also has mostly text and background images, with only a small appearance of Kafka, so there’s not much to say. Either way, the trailer served its purpose and fans are excited for what’s to come.
The latest trailer is more detailed and the animation is very well received. The trailer shows protagonist Kafka Hibino working a cleanup shift after a Kaiju attack. The video also shows his childhood friend Mina and Kafka’s colleague who inspired him to re-realize his dream, Reno Ichikawa. When fans finally saw how Kafka became a half-Kaiju, they were sure that the series would meet all expectations come April.
Kaiju No. 8 staff, actors and characters
The anime project will be a collaboration between Production IG, which will handle the animation, and Studio Khara, which will handle the design and artwork. Series creator Naoya Matsumoto will oversee the project, as most manga creators do for their anime. The film’s staff such as the director and chief animation director have not yet been announced.
Kafka Hibino will be voiced by Masaya Fukunishi, the person behind the voice of Draken in Tokyo Revengers. Jujutsu Kaisen Nobara Kugisaki’s voice actor Asami Seto will voice Mina Ashiro and Wataru Kato will voice Reno Ichikawa.
See where Kaiju number 8 is
Kaiju No. 8 will be streaming exclusively on Crunchyroll in April 2024. Fans who want to read the manga before the series airs can do so through Manga Plus.
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