Kaiju No. 8 Anime Episode List and Where to Watch

The story of Kafka Hibino, who can turn into a monster after ingesting one, is finally coming to life. After the massive success of the manga, which was serialized in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump with a total of 12 volumes, it is getting its own anime adaptation. The anime adaptation of the popular manga Kaiju No. 8 by Naoya Matsumoto is finally released on April 13, 2024.

1. Release Schedule of Kaiju No. 8 Episodes

Kaiju No. 8 will have 12 episodes in total, with weekly releases every Saturday at 7:00 AM starting from April 13, 2024. The dub will be released around 8:30 AM on the same day.

Here is a list of all the episodes and their release schedule so you can keep up with the anime.

EpisodesDateRelease Timings (PST)
1April 13, 20247:00 AM
2April 20, 20247:00 AM
3April 27, 20247:00 AM
4May 4, 20247:00 AM
5May 11, 20247:00 AM
6May 18, 20247:00 AM
7May 25, 20247:00 AM
8June 1, 20247:00 AM
9June 8, 20247:00 AM
10June 15, 20247:00 AM
11June 22, 20247:00 AM
12June 29, 20247:00 AM

2. Where to watch Kaiju No. 8 with English subs and dub?

Where to watch Kaiju No. 8 with English subs and dub?
Kafka | Source: X

Kaiju No. 8 is available to stream on Crunchyroll. You can watch both the English sub and the English dub on Crunchyroll, as they will be released simultaneously on the same day. The subbed episode will be available to watch at 7:00 AM, followed by the dubbed episode at 8:30 AM.

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3. Can you download and watch Kaiju No. 8 offline?

You can download and watch episodes of Kaiju No. 8 on Crunchyroll listed below, along with its different packages that support the download feature.

WebsiteSubscription PackagesOffline Viewing
CrunchyrollFan – $7.99/monthNo
Mega Fan – $9.99/monthYes
Ultimate Fan – $14.99/monthYes

4. What to expect in Kaiju No. 8

In a world where kaiju are the cause of disasters, Japan is the hotspot for suffering at the hands of these monsters compared to the rest of the world. An Anti-Kaiju Defence Force is formed in order to fight these monsters.

The kaiju are segregated into groups based on their ‘fortitude level,’ which is basically a measure of their overall power and strength. The most dangerous ones are assigned a number based on their order of appearance.

Where to watch Kaiju No. 8 with English subs and dub?
Kaiju No.8 | Source: X

After their town is destroyed, Kafka and his childhood friend, Mina, vow to become part of the Defence Force. However, unlike Mina, who is the captain of the Defence Force Third Division at 27, Kafka, at 32, has failed the entrance exam multiple times and is just a cleaning crew member.

After accidentally ingesting a kaiju, Kafka gains the ability to turn into one. He also receives the title of Kaiju No. 8 after managing to escape from the Defence Force. Deciding to keep his new abilities a secret, Kafka passes the entrance exam and becomes a part of the Defence Force, fighting against the kaiju despite now being one himself.

5. About Kaiju No.8

Kaiju No. 8 or Monster #8 is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto. It has been serialized for free on Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ from July 2020.

In Japan, creatures are known as kaiju frequently attack the nation with the Japanese Defense Force in charge of dealing with and killing them.

Childhood friends Kafka Hibino and Mina Ashiro vow to become members of the Defense Force after a kaiju destroys their home. Mina becomes a famous commander of the Force while Kafka fails the exam multiple times and becomes a monster sweeper, those in charge of cleaning up a monster’s dead body.

One day a small talking kaiju enters his body through his mouth and he can now turn into a Kaiju himself. This is dubbed “Kaiju No. 8” by the Defense Force.

Aaheli Pradhan

Aaheli Pradhan

A grandma by heart who loves to knit, sketch, and swing in parks. Binge-reads a massive amount of manga from psychological to shounen-ai. Either awkward or salty, there's no in-between.


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