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Kaiju No. 8: release date, trailers, plot, everything you need to know



The successful manga Kaiju #8 will be entitled to its own anime adaptation. Release date, plot, first images and trailer: here's everything you need to know about the series full of big monsters.

Kaijus have never been so fashionable: between Godzilla Minus One which was a real event release for the end of 2023, the series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters which has invaded the small screens or even the next one (and a little strange) Godzilla x Kong: The New Empirethe big monsters often come back these days.

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Very soon, the kaijus will also be entitled to a standard bearer on the anime side. The genre is not foreign to the medium, it's true, but the adaptation which is preparing its release offers a fairly original plot: yes, humanity will have to fight the giants, but the giants in question also have a part of this humanity in their ranks.

Release date, plot, trailer: here's everything you need to know about the anime Kaiju No. 8 !


Plot of Kaiju No. 8 : what is the anime about?

The anime Kaiju No. 8 will adapt the manga by Naoya Matsumoto. We are immersed in a world where attacks by giant monsters are commonplace, and have become part of the world's own organization and economy.

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Kafka Hibino always dreamed of joining the Defense Forces to face these titans, but kept failing the entrance exam. Resigned, he is content to clean the carcasses after the battle… until a bug takes hold in his system and transforms him into a special kaiju, the eighth of his type. He therefore becomes Kaiju number 8.

When comes out Kaiju No. 8 ?

Kaiju No. 8 will be broadcast from April 13, 2024 on Crunchyroll. The announcement was made during the publication of a new trailer revealing more elements about the plot and its characters.

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Trailers of Kaiju No. 8

Trailers have already been released, allowing us to take a look at what awaits viewers of Kaiju No. 8. In October 2023, Crunchyroll presented the first trailer, presenting splendid settings and giving a glimpse of the destruction caused by the kaijus.

More recently, another trailer was also revealed, to give the release date of the anime while revealing more of the story.

Cast and technical crew Kaiju No. 8

The full cast of the anime adaptation has yet to be revealed, but we will keep this space updated with any new information.

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On the technical side, Kaiju No. 8 is among these ambitious animes, in particular thanks to the studio in charge of the animation: we are talking here about GI productionwhich has already offered us renowned series like Psycho-Pass or the recent version of Ghost in the Shell.

For the design, it is the studio Khara (behind Shin Godzilla) who rolled up his sleeves.

We will update this space based on the next information that comes out regarding it.

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