On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto, Kaiju No. 8 (Kaijuu 8-gou), the first promotional video for the project was revealed. The video confirms that the premiere is scheduled for the year 2024 in Japanwhile the main animation production is carried out by the studios Production I.G.while the design of the monsters is in charge of Studio Khara (Rebuild of Evangelion).
On the other hand, Matsumoto began publishing the manga through the service Shōnen Jump Plus from the publisher Shueisha in July 2020. The publisher published the sixth compiled volume in March 2022, followed by the seventh on July 4 in Japan. In its most recent update, the work confirmed to have exceeded 7.8 million cumulative copies in circulation.
Synopsis of Kaiju No. 8
Grotesque Godzilla-like monsters called “kaijuu” have been appearing in 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 dies, “sweepers,” working under the Kaijuu Professional Cleaning Corporation, stay behind to dispose of its remains. Kafka Hibino, a 32-year-old man, is not satisfied with his work as a street sweeper. From a very young age, he has aspired to join the Defense Corps and kill kaijuu for a living.
However, after a few failed attempts, he gave up on his dreams and resigned himself to mediocrity that provided him with a decent salary. However, when an ambitious 18-year-old recruit named Leno Ichikawa joins his cleaning crew, Kafka is once again reminded of his desire to join the army. After an unfortunate chain of events and an interaction with the young sweeper, Kafka encounters a parasite-type kaijuu that forces its way through his mouth, turning him into a humanoid monster. With his newfound powers, Kafka aims to give his lifelong dream one last try.
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