‘Kaiju No. 8’ Monster Manga Is Getting An Anime Adaption


‘Kaiju No. 8’ is a science fiction fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto. It is published by the Japanese publishing company Shueisha for their webcomic magazine Shonen Jump Plus and was published in English on the website Manga Plus. Ever since its release in July 2021, it has received multiple awards including the 2021 “Next Manga Awards” and was in a poll for top ten manga that fans “Most Wanted Anime Adaptation” in 2022.

It appears that fans are going to get their wish. According to the Crunchyroll website, TOHO animation dropped a teaser trailer that revealed a logo for the show and asks the viewer to “imagine the world of the series.” No other details such as cast or crew have been revealed at this time.

You can watch the teaser below:

Wikipedia describes the synopsis as follows,

“In Japan, monsters known as kaiju regularly attack the populace with the Japanese Defense Force tasked with killing them. After their town was destroyed by kaiju when they were children, childhood friends Kafka Hibino and Mina Ashiro both vowed to become members of the Defense Force. Mina has become famous as commander of the Defense Force’s Third Unit, but Kafka has failed the examination numerous times and is a member of the clean up crew, Monster Sweeper Inc., whose job is to dispose of the monsters’ dead bodies after battle. After a small talking monster flies into his body via his mouth, Kafka gains the ability to turn into a monster himself, which gets dubbed “Kaiju No. 8″ by the Defense Force. Kafka remains fully cognizant while in the form, but gains superhuman strength, and becomes the first monster to escape the Defense Force.”

Viz Media publishes the English version of ‘Kaiju No. 8’ for North American audiences. It is also known as ‘Monster #8’ in other markets.


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