In a world plagued by monstrous threats, Kaiju no 8 tells the story of the Defense Corps, an elite military unit safeguarding Japan against the relentless onslaught of Kaiju.

These grotesque creatures, reminiscent of Godzilla, pose a constant threat, prompting the Corps to embark on dangerous missions to protect civilians.

Kaiju No. 8, Vol. 1 on Amazon
Credit: Naoya Matsumoto
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Once the beasts are eliminated, cleaning up their remains falls to the sweepers and employees of the Professional Kaijuu Cleaner Corporation.

Produced by the Production I.G, known for its work on acclaimed series like Psycho-Pass, Kimi ni Todoke, and Haikyuu, the anime adaptation marks the Japanese animation studio’s foray into the giant monster anime genre.

Here is everything you need to know about Kaiju no 8.

What is Kaiju no 8?

Kaiju no 8 official poster from the anime's official X account
Credit: Production I.G

Kaiju no 8, also known as Monster Number 8 in English, is a Japanese manga series created by Naoya Matsumoto.

The story centers around Kafka Hibino, a young man who gains the ability to transform into a kaiju after an encounter with one.

Kaiju No. 8, Vol. 1 on Amazon
Credit: Naoya Matsumoto
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Despite his newfound power, Kafka aspires to join the Defense Force, an organization tasked with eradicating Kaiju, in order to fulfill a childhood promise to his friend Mina Ashiro.

As Kafka navigates his new abilities and strives to join the Defense Force, he must also grapple with the challenges and responsibilities that come with his unique situation.

Kaiju no 8 release date

Kaiju No. 8, Vol. 1 on Amazon
Credit: Naoya Matsumoto
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The anime’s release date is April 13, 2024.

Kaiju no 8 characters and seiyuu

Kaiju no 8 key visual image from the anime's official X account
Credit: Production I.G
CHARACTERSEIYUU
Kafka HibinoMasaya Fukunishi
Kikoru ShinomiyaFairouz Ai
Reno IchikawaWataru Katou
Soushirou HoshinaKengo Kawanishi
Mina AshiroAsami Seto
Iharu FuruhashiYuuki Shin
Aoi KaguragiShunsuke Takeuchi
Haruichi IzumoKeisuke Koumoto
Konomi OkonogiSayaka Senbongi

Kaiju no 8 anime trailer

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Where to watch Kaiju no 8

The anime is listed on Crunchyroll‘s online streaming platform.

Visit Kaiju no 8’s official website for more information.

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