Naoya Matsumoto’s Kaiju No. 8 manga is getting an anime adaptation. The announcement was teased on the official Twitter account for the series, on August 1. Kaiju No. 8 was ranked 10th in this year’s AnimeJapan AniRank and can now join Oshi no Ko and Solo Leveling – the other 2 titles to get an adaptation. A teaser video was revealed:
In addition to the announcement PV a visual was revealed:
The manga began serialization in July 2020 on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ and has since been collected into 7 volumes. Viz Media licensed it in English in North America and so far 3 volumes have been published, with the 4th set for October 11, 2022 release date. The series was initially licensed as Monster #8 in English, but the name was later reverted to Kaiju No.8, although Manga Plus, where the series is available to read for free, kept the title.
Viz Media describes the plot as:
Kafka hopes to one day keep his pact with his childhood friend Mina to join the Japan Defense Force and fight by her side. But while she’s out neutralizing kaiju as Third Division captain, Kafka is stuck cleaning up the aftermath of her battles. When a sudden rule change makes Kafka eligible for the Defense Force, he decides to try out for the squad once more. There’s just one problem—he’s made the Defense Force’s neutralization list under the code name Kaiju No. 8.
Check out the trailer for the manga:
Source: Official Twitter
KAIJYU 8 GO © 2020 by Naoya Matsumoto/SHUEISHA Inc.