The Defense Force’s rookies are ready to head out to their first mission, with the Kaiju no 8 episode 6 release date right around the corner.

Episode 5 wrapped with the aftermath of the grueling Defense Force recruitment exam. While all the successful candidates gathered for the swearing-in ceremony, Kafka Hibino was one face missing.

Kaiju no 8 manga characters Kafka Hibino, Soshiro Hoshina, and Mina Ashiro seen in the ONE Esports featured image for the 'Where to read Kaiju no 8 manga' article
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Despite his underwhelming combat score in the final exam, questions about whether he passed linger.

Will the ceremony in episode 5 reveal his fate? This episode could provide answers and unveil the first steps on the long road ahead for these aspiring kaiju fighters.

Kaiju no 8 episode 5 Joining Up recap

The grueling Defense Force recruitment exam has concluded in episode 5, titled Joining Up. While the initial group of 27 aspiring Kaiju fighters has officially graduated as officers, Kafka Hibino’s journey, marked by his barely qualifying as a cadet, has just begun.

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He will undergo a reevaluation in three months to prove his potential for officer status. Despite failing the main exam, Kafka received a lifeline from Soshiro Hoshina, vice-captain of the Third Division.

Hoshina offered him a spot in his platoon. However, this wasn’t purely out of goodwill. Hoshina suspected Kafka’s involvement in the strange events during the exam’s final stages and wanted to keep a closer eye on him.

Faced with the reality of falling behind his fellow recruits, Kafka redoubled his efforts to earn his promotion. He confided in Kikoru Shinomiya, the class’s top scorer, about his situation.

Kaiju no 8 supporting characters Iharu Furuhashi and Haruichi Izumo seen in episode 3 of season 1 participating in the final Defense Force test
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Grateful for his intervention, which saved her life, Shinomiya agreed to keep his identity as Kaiju no. 8 a secret. However, she warned him that revealing this truth to anyone could result in his capture and experimentation by the Defense Force.

The episode concluded with a sudden twist. A Kaiju attack alarm blared, thrusting the newly minted recruits, including Kafka, into their first mission as members of the Defense Force. What will happen next?

Kaiju no 8 episode 6 release date and schedule

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The next episode airs on Sunday, May 18, 2024, at 11:00 p.m. (JST) Japanese Standard Time.

The release times and schedule for international viewers vary based on their time zone.

GMT+810:00 p.m.
ET (Eastern Time)10:00 a.m.
PT (Pacific Time)7:00 a.m.
CT (Central Time)9:00 a.m.
GMT (Western European Time)2:00 p.m.
CET (Central European Time)4:00 a.m.
IST (Indian Standard Time)7:30 p.m.

Where to watch Kaiju no 8

Kaiju no 8 supporting characters Soshiro Hoshina and Konomi Okonogi seen in episode 3 of season 1 viewing all the Defense Force applicants
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You can watch the anime on streaming platforms.

Availability may differ depending on your region.

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