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Koki Uchiyama Joins Kaiju No. 8 Cast as the First Division Captain Gen Narumi

The Kaiju No. 8 anime has introduced the First Division Captain, Gen Narumi, and his voice actor was revealed to be Koki Uchiyama. The voice actor also left a comment regarding the new role, with the character being known as “Japan’s Strongest Anti-Kaiju Combatant.”

Koki Uchiyama Joins Kaiju No. 8 Anime as Gen Narumi

Koki Uchiyama is a popular voice actor well known for voicing Tomura Shigaraki in My Hero Academia, Kei Tsukishima in Haikyu!!, Meruem in Hunter x Hunter, Rin Satoshi in BLUE LOCK, and Izumi Miyamura in Horimiya, among many others. You can see some of his roles in the graphic below.

Koki Uchiyama – Gen Narumi Seiyuu Feature

Production I.G is animated the show, with creature designs by Khara. The anime was voted most anticipated new anime for Spring 2024 and also topped the weekly rankings twice (week 3 and week 12).

The main voice cast for the Kaiju No. 8 anime includes Masaya Fukunishi as Kafka Hibino/Kaiju No. 8, Wataru Kato as Reno Ichikawa, and Asami Seto as Mina Ashiro. The anime was streaming on X and Crunchyroll.

Kaiju No. 8 manga by Naoya Matsumoto began serialization in July 2020 on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ and has since been collected into 12 volumes as of April 2024. The 13th volume will release on July 4. Viz Media licensed it in English in North America, and they describe the story:
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.

A Kaiju No. 8 sequel anime was announced immediately after the first season ended.

Source: Official Website
© JAKDF 3rd Division © Naoya Matsumoto/SHUEISHA

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