Manga Kaiju No.8 by Naoya Matsumoto has surpassed four million copies sold since the release of the fourth volume on Friday. The series is the fastest Shonen Jump + manga series (as opposed to a manga published in Shueisha’s print magazine) to reach this milestone.
Four million for copies in circulation printed or sold, unprinted and sold. The number is not a sales statistic.
Shueisha began streaming a promotional video for the manga to celebrate the release of the manga’s fourth compiled book volume on Friday.
Matsumoto launched the manga in July 2020 on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump + website. The first print volume was published on December 4, 2020, and this volume has had two more copies due to demand. Earlier this year, in June, the manga surpassed 3 million copies in circulation, making it the fastest Shonen Jump+ manga (as opposed to a manga running in Shueisha’s print magazines) to reach this milestone. .
Viz Media licensed the manga. The company releases the chapters digitally and will release the first volume this fall. Shueisha publishes the manga on her MANGA Plus service under the title Monster #8, and describes the story:
A guy who is working at a job far from his childhood dream gets caught up in an unexpected situation…! Becoming a monster, he aims once again to fulfill his lifelong dream…!
The series was nominated for the 14th Manga Taisho Awards in January. The manga won first place in the seventh “Next Manga Awards” (Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taishō) in the web manga category in August.