Kaiju No. 8anime has a new trailer as of earlier today. Production I.G will be animating the series, which is set to premiere in April 2024, while Studio Khara will be in charge of creature designs. The series teased a big announcement during the Anime Expo but ended up just announcing a date on which new information was going to be revealed.
In addition to the new trailer, Kaiju No. 8anime also announced the main cast
- Masaya Fukunishi as Kafka Hibino/Kaiju No. 8
- Wataru Kato as Reno Ichikawa
- Asami Seto as Mina Ashiro
The adaptation’s first teaser and studio information came in December of last year. In the following months, character designs were slowly unveiled. There are six available so far:
The plot of the anime is described as:
In a world plagued by threatening creatures known as Kaiju, Kafka Hibino aspired to enlist in the Japan Defense Force to defeat them. “Let’s wipe out the Kaiju together.”
Kafka pledged to his childhood friend, Mina Ashiro. Over time, life circumstances forced them to go their separate ways and caused him to abandon his lifelong ambition. He found himself employed by Monster Sweeper, Inc., a professional cleaning company that specializes in cleaning up the aftermath of Kaiju battles. Meanwhile, Mina Ashiro is now the Captain of the Defense Force’s 3rd Division. As it stands, he is currently unworthy of fighting Kaiju alongside her.
At work, Kafka crosses paths with the highly motivated Reno Ichikawa. Reno’s undying determination to join the Defense Force leaves no room for failure. His perseverance reawakens Kafka’s ambition of standing next to Mina as they protect humanity from Kaiju together.
A dream frozen by time, thawed by a burning promise But Kafka doesn’t know that an imminent Kaiju threat is unexpectedly approaching him.
Kaiju No. 8 manga by Naoya Matsumoto began serialization in July 2020 onShueisha’sShonen Jump+ and has since been collected into 7 volumes. Viz Media licensed it in English in North America and so far four volumes have been published, with the fifth set for January 23, 2022 release date. The series was initially licensed asMonster #8in English, but the name was later reverted to Kaiju No. 8, althoughManga Plus, where the series is available to read for free, kept the title.
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