Crunchyroll has announced that it will be the streaming home for the anime adaptation of the popular manga series Kaiju No. 8, scheduled for release in 2024. The anime is being animated by Production IG and features design. Kaiju design as well as Studio Khara’s artwork, promise top-notch visuals. The plot follows Kafka, a 32-year-old protagonist who gains the power to transform into a Kaiju and must navigate a harsh world and fulfill his promise.
Anime streaming service Crunchyroll announced at New York Comic Con today that it will be the home for an anime adaptation of the hit manga Kaiju number 8is confirmed to hit theaters in 2024. The acquisition announcement was revealed alongside a new trailer for the highly anticipated series, as well as a special message from mangaka and series creator Naoya Matsumoto.
Kaiju No. 8 is a series about a world dominated by Kaiju—huge, mysterious creatures that threaten humanity’s existence on Earth. Kafka Hibino once pledged to destroy the Kaiju with his childhood friend Mina Ashiro, but life pushed the two apart and forced Kafka to work at a cleaning service that specializes in dealing with the aftermath of attacks. of Kaiju while Mina achieves their dreams. However, everything changes for Kafka when he meets Reno Ichikawa, whose passion for joining the Self-Defense Forces reminds Kafka of his own promise many years ago. The mysterious Kafka gains the power to transform into his own Kaiju and everything changes after that.
Kaiju No. 8 brings back giant monster battles
Kaiju anime issue #8 is being animated by Production IG, responsible for classics like Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex, with Kaiju designs and artwork done by Studio Khara, the studio was founded by Hideaki Anno of Neon Genesis Evangelion fame. The series is confirmed for release in spring 2024 in both subtitled and dubbed formats, with subtitled episodes airing weekly after their Japanese broadcast in over 200 countries worldwide. A message from Matsumoto was read at the NYCC panel, stating that “[Kaiju No. 8 is] The story of someone who struggles in a harsh world without ever giving up, with the hope of leading people to an even slightly brighter future. For those who are facing the complexities of reality while reading this manga, I hope it can help make your future a little brighter as well.”
Kaiju No. 8 is one of the fastest-growing manga series in terms of popularity, so the anime adaptation, announced in August 2022, has been met with a lot of excitement. The series stands out from other similar works due to Kafka’s age, as he is a 32-year-old man at the time the story begins, much older than the usual teenage protagonists. in most series. He is praised as a believable protagonist who is simply trying his best to get by in such a hostile setting, which tends to endear him to readers.
The anime version of Kaiju No. 8 is currently set to launch in April 2024 in Japan, although a specific date has not yet been announced. The manga series initially began serialization in July 2020 and has now released 95 chapters and is still ongoing. Fans of the series can rest assured knowing that the anime is in experienced hands and that it will be easily accessible on Crunchyroll outside of Japan. Kaiju number 8 has had some impressive achievements in manga form, so its anime adaptation will likely attract a huge wave of new fans, both in Japan and beyond.