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Kaijuu 8-gou Manga Gets Anime Adaptation

After several days of promising an important announcement, a press release officially announced the production of an anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto, Kaijuu 8-gou (Monster No. 8). The press release did not reveal production details or a scheduled release date, but TOHO Animation is involved.

On the other hand, Matsumoto started publishing the manga through the service Shōnen Jump Plus from the publisher Shueisha in July 2020. The publisher published the sixth compilation 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 accumulated copies in circulation.

Kaijuu 8-gou

Synopsis of Kaijuu 8-gou

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,” who work 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 sweeper. From a young age, he has aspired to join the Defense Corps and kill kaijuus for a living.

However, after a few failed attempts, he abandoned his dreams and resigned himself to the mediocrity that brought him 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 a chain of unfortunate events and an interaction with the young street sweeper, Kafka encounters a parasite-type kaijuu that burrows 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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