Kaiju No. 8 Anime Character Visual Puts Title Beast in Spotlight
We’ve still got quite a wait ahead of us for the Kaiju No. 8 anime, which will start adapting the hit shonen action manga by Naoya Matsumoto sometime in 2024. For now, we’ll have to be content with the first character visual, which appropriately puts the title monster in the spotlight.
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Check out the tremendously powerful kaiju:
◤◢◤ 怪獣８号 ◢◤◢
— 怪獣８号【公式】 (@KaijuNo8_O) March 19, 2023
Production I.G provides animation production for Kaiju No. 8, while Studio Khara provides monster designs and artworks. Additional details about the series, such as other key staff and the main cast, have not yet been revealed. Kaiju No. 8 will broadcast in Japan in 2024.
The original Kaiju No. 8 manga is serialized in Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ digital manga magazine, and an English language version is also available from Viz Media, who describe the story of the first volume as follows:
Kafka hopes to one day keep his pact with his childhood friend Mina to join the Japan Defense Force and fight by her side. But while she’s out neutralizing kaiju as Third Division captain, Kafka is stuck cleaning up the aftermath of her battles. When a sudden rule change makes Kafka eligible for the Defense Force, he decides to try out for the squad once more. There’s just one problem—he’s made the Defense Force’s neutralization list under the code name Kaiju No. 8.
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