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TOHO Stuns Kaiju Fans with Announcement of ‘Kaiju No. 8’ Anime

You might already be familiar with kaiju, giant beasts who get killed in every Godzilla movie. Kaiju No. 8 shows the viewpoint of these giants, as the protagonist himself turns into one.

Kafka Hibino, the main character, goes from being the hunter to the hunted. Misfortune is his middle name, and now he has to save himself from his colleagues.

If any manga deserves an anime, Kaiju No. 8 definitely does. Thus, after dropping several hints for fans, the franchise has finally confirmed that Kaiju No. 8 has been greenlit for an anime.

An announcement video has also been revealed, which shows the setup of a city. No doubt the rampant appearances of Kaiju will destroy this city soon.

『怪獣8号』アニメ化発表特報
“Monster No. 8” animation announcement special news

TOHO Animation has taken up the production of the series, but staff members haven’t been declared yet. A confirmed release date hasn’t been revealed either, but you can expect it to come out by late 2023 or early 2024.

A new visual has also been released, and although it looks quite vague for now, I’m all up for the upcoming surprises that it hints at.

TOHO Stuns Kaiju Fans with Announcement of ‘Kaiju No. 8’ Anime
Kaiju No. 8 Visual | Source: Official Twitter

The story is set in Japan, where kaiju appearances are the most in the whole world. While some heroic members of the Japanese Defense System deal with them, Kafka, the protagonist, is stuck cleaning up their mess.

Just as he was starting to hope for a better position, the unthinkable happens. The poor guy transforms into a kaiju and has to hide from his friends.

Can Kafka become a kaiju hunter despite being one himself? Or will he get killed at the hands of his colleagues? The upcoming anime will give you a first-class ticket to witness the plight of this silly yet brave MC.

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.

Source: Official Twitter

Originally Written By Epic Dope

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