The official Twitter account for Kaiju No. 8 introduced on August 4, 2022, that an anime adaptation is in manufacturing. The announcement was first teased on August 1, still on Twitter, with a countdown to August 5 midnight JST. That countdown ended with the reveal of a cinematic trailer for the anime.

The countdown made it fairly apparent this might be an enormous announcement, and seeing Kaiju No. 8 had no anime but, most followers appropriately guessed that is what can be introduced. It’s additionally necessary to notice that the announcement doesn’t specify whether or not that is an anime film or a TV anime collection. The trailer doesn’t present any precise anime footage both.


The trailer options Toho Animation’s brand. Toho is a kaiju-sized firm in Japan and one of many greatest film distributors there: it most notably owns the Godzilla IP and several other cinemas. Toho Animation is an anime studio that was launched in 2012, however moderately than a standard anime studio, it’s extra like a gathering of producers who scout expertise to work on their exhibits. I consider it’s an organization much like A-1 Pictures in the way it doesn’t actually have precise animators straight built-in into its workers.

In different phrases, the workers and the precise studio(s) engaged on Kaiju No. 8 shall be introduced at a later date, and the trailer actually doesn’t reveal something. Drip-feeding info like this can be a fairly frequent advertising and marketing tactic within the anime trade these days, as a imply to stretch out hype and curiosity for a collection on social media. An English Twitter account was additionally launched with the trailer and extra info shall be revealed there sooner or later.

Introducing Kaiju No. 8 By Naoya Matsumoto And Its Quirky Premise

The authentic Kaiju No. 8 manga is written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto, and it’s his first long-running collection. The manga began its run in Weekly Shonen Jump journal on July 3, 2020, so the collection simply celebrated its second anniversary.

Kaiju No. 8 initially focuses on a fairly attention-grabbing idea. Unlike in style perception, kaiju and mecha collection have all the time been specializing in their characters’ inside conflicts, psychologies, politics, and the like. Even Mazinger Z begins with Kouji declaring all of the destruction he could cause when preventing kaiju in his mecha. Kaiju No.8 has an analogous spin and begins by focusing not on the battles in opposition to kaiju however their aftermath.

The protagonist, Kafka Hibino, begins out as a cleaner, disposing of kaiju corpses within the metropolis as soon as the cooler heroes have defeated them. Kafka failed the kaiju protection power examination a number of occasions, however by means of a sure twist, he lastly will get the means to struggle the kaiju himself. In different phrases, Kafka finally ends up getting his personal “mecha” on the finish of chapter 1. You ought to learn it your self to keep away from getting the shock spoiled although.

Overall, Kaiju No .8 is an motion shonen with some comedy and grotesque kaiju designs blended in. Naoya Matsumoto additionally labored on different in style shonen as an assistant, most notably Beelbzebub with Ryuhei Tamura.

Kaiju No. 8 may be learn formally each week on Manga Plus similar to with most manga per-published in Shonen Jump journal.


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