If any ongoing shounen manga deserves an anime, Kaiju No. 8 definitely does. Thus, after dropping several hints for fans, the franchise has finally confirmed that Kaiju No 8 anime adaptation is officially confirmed.
Kaiju No 8 Anime Announcement
A video teaser has also been revealed, which shows the setup of a city. No doubt the rampant appearances of Kaiju will destroy this city soon.
TOHO Animation will produce Kaiju No. 8 anime, but staff members haven’t been revealed yet. A confirmed release date hasn’t been revealed either, but you can expect it to come out by late 2023 or early 2024.
A new visual has also been released, and although it looks pretty fuzzy for now!
About Kaiju No 8 Anime
Kaiju No. 8 or Monster #8 is a Japanese Shounen manga series written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto. It has been serialized for free on Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ since July 2020.
In September 2021, the manga surpassed 4 million copies in circulation, making it the fastest Shonen Jump+ manga (as opposed to manga running in Shueisha’s print magazines) to reach the milestone.
The series was nominated for the 14th Manga Taisho Awards in January 2021, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize last February, and the Eisner awards in May. It took first place in the seventh “Next Manga Awards” in the web manga category in August 2021.
The story is set in Japan, where kaiju appearances are the most in the whole world. While some heroic members of the Japanese Defense System deal with them, Kafka, the protagonist, is stuck cleaning up their mess.
Just as he was starting to hope for a better position, the unthinkable occurs. The miserable dude transforms into a kaiju and has to hide from his friends.
Can Kafka become a kaiju hunter despite being one himself? Or will he get killed at the hands of his colleagues? The upcoming Kaiju No 8 anime will give you a first-class ticket to witness the plight of this silly yet brave main protagonist.
Source: Official Twitter