Kaiju No. 8 Anime Adaptation Drops New Teaser, 2024 Release Date

Kaiju No. 8 Anime Adaptation Drops New Teaser, 2024 Release Date

December 16, 2022

The official website of the upcoming Kaiju No. 8 anime revealed a new teaser trailer featuring a banger score on Dec 16, 2022.

Kaiju No. 8 anime will be released sometime in 2024. The trailer also revealed that the Production I.G is in charge of the animation production, and Studio Khara will be handling the monster designs and art.

A new key visual was also revealed to commemorate the announcement.

More info on staff and cast is yet to be announced.

Kaiju No. 8 also known in English as Monster #8, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto. It has been serialized for free on Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ application and website since July 2020, with its chapters collected in eight tankobon volumes as of October 2022. Viz Media has licensed the series for English release in North America.

As of December 2022, the manga had over 10 million copies in circulation. The series has been praised for its premise, characters and art.

MAL describes the plot of the manga as:

Grotesque, Godzilla-like monsters called “kaijuu” have been appearing around Japan for many years. To combat these beasts, an elite military unit known as the Defense Corps risks their lives daily to protect civilians. Once a creature is killed, “sweepers”—working under the Professional Kaijuu Cleaner Corporation—are left to dispose of its remains.

Kafka Hibino, a 32-year-old man, is unsatisfied with his job as a sweeper. From a young age, he has aspired to join the Defense Corps and kill kaijuus for a living. After a few failed attempts, however, he gave up on his dreams and resigned himself to the mediocrity that provided a decent paycheck. Nevertheless, when an ambitious, 18-year-old recruit named Leno Ichikawa joins his cleaning team, Kafka is once again reminded of his desire to join the military.

Following a chain of unfortunate events and an interaction with the junior sweeper, Kafka encounters a parasite-type kaijuu that forces its way in through his mouth—turning him into a humanoid monster. With his newfound powers, Kafka aims to give his lifelong dream a final try.

Source: Official Website

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