Kaiju no. 8 anime: Release date + What is it about?

Kaiju no. 8 anime: Release date + What is it about?

“Kaiju no. 8,” the highly anticipated TV anime based on Naoya Matsumoto’s manga, will debut in April 2024. The release of its second teaser PV has generated significant excitement, offering a glimpse into a thrilling world where colossal monsters pose a threat to everyday life. This article covers updates on the anime, including its release date, cast announcements, and the captivating plot that awaits viewers.

Background of “Kaiju no. 8”

A still from Kaiju no. 8 trailer
A still from Kaiju no. 8 trailer (Image via Production I.G Studio)

“Kaiju no. 8” originally started as a manga written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto. The manga’s success and impact on the anime community prompted the development of the anime adaptation, which is now eagerly awaited by fans worldwide. It is now under the production by Production I.G Studio with design and artwork being handled by Studio Khara.

What is it about?

A still from Kaiju no. 8 trailer
A still from Kaiju no. 8 trailer (Image via Production I.G Studio)

Set in a world besieged by monstrous creatures known as Kaiju, the story follows Kafka Hibino’s aspirations to join the Japan Defense Force and combat these formidable foes. Kafka had once made a promise to his childhood friend, Mina Ashiro, vowing to eradicate the Kaiju together. However, life’s circumstances forced them to drift apart, leading Kafka to abandon his dreams of becoming a Defense Force member.

Now employed by Kaiju Sweeper, Inc., a specialized cleaning company dealing with Kaiju aftermath, Kafka finds himself facing an unfulfilled destiny. On the other hand, Mina Ashiro has risen to become the Captain of the Defense Force’s 3rd Division, seemingly far beyond Kafka’s league in the fight against the Kaiju.

Release date and cast announcements

A still from Kaiju no. 8 trailer
A still from Kaiju no. 8 trailer (Image via Production I.G Studio)

The anime is all set to hit the screens in April 2024, leaving fans counting down the days until its release. Alongside the exciting release date news, the anime’s main cast members have been revealed:

  • Kafka Hibino/Kaiju No. 8 will be voiced by Masaya Fukunishi.
  • Reno Ichikawa will be portrayed by Wataru Katoh.
  • Mina Ashiro will be brought to life by Asami Seto.

The world of Kaiju no. 8

The recently released second teaser PV gives anime enthusiasts a glimpse into the enthralling world of “Kaiju no. 8.” The trailer showcases the daily life-threatening encounters with giant monsters and the efforts of the Defense Force to protect humanity. Kaiju No. 8, wielding a fist that emits a mysterious blue light, makes a stunning appearance alongside the main characters Kafka, Reno, and Mina.

Cast comments

The cast members expressed their excitement and dedication to their roles in “Kaiju no. 8.”

  • Masaya Fukunishi, voicing Kafka Hibino, shared his determination to embody the character’s experiences and journey with passion.
  • Wataru Katoh revealed a nostalgic episode related to the anime and his enthusiasm in recording his character’s voice.
  • Asami Seto, voicing Mina Ashiro, stated that she carefully observed Mina’s character while reading the original manga and is eager to bring her to life in the recording sessions.

Conclusion

With its creative plot, breathtaking animation, and a talented cast, “Kaiju no. 8” promises to be an anime that will leave a lasting impression on viewers. The anticipation for the release is at its peak as fans eagerly await to witness Kafka Hibino’s journey from a dream abandoned to a dream rekindled, all within the awe-inspiring world of Kaiju battles.

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