Kaiju No. 8 Anime's New Visual starring Kikoru Shinomiya

Kaiju No. 8 Anime’s New Visual starring Kikoru Shinomiya

September 30, 2023

A new image from the upcoming Kaiju No. 8 anime adaptation, starring Kikoru Shinomiya, has surfaced. The voice actor for the Japan Defense Force’s top talent has not yet been revealed. A new graphic for Kaiju No. 8 will be shown each month before its April 2024 release.

Kaiju No. 8 Anime's New Visual starring Kikoru Shinomiya
Kikoru Shinomiya
Kafka and Reno

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Kaiju No. 8 story

Grotesque, Godzilla-like monsters called “kaijuu” have been appearing around Japan for many years. To combat these beasts, an elite military unit known as the Defense Corps risks their lives daily to protect civilians. Once a creature is killed, “sweepers”—working under the Professional Kaijuu Cleaner Corporation—are left to dispose of its remains.

Kafka Hibino, a 32-year-old man, is unsatisfied with his job as a sweeper. From a young age, he has aspired to join the Defense Corps and kill kaijuus for a living. After a few failed attempts, however, he gave up on his dreams and resigned himself to the mediocrity that provided a decent paycheck. Nevertheless, when an ambitious, 18-year-old recruit named Leno Ichikawa joins his cleaning team, Kafka is once again reminded of his desire to join the military.

Following a chain of unfortunate events and an interaction with the junior sweeper, Kafka encounters a parasite-type kaijuu that forces its way in through his mouth—turning him into a humanoid monster. With his newfound powers, Kafka aims to give his lifelong dream a final try.

The series will be animated by Production I.G, and studio Khara is in charge of creating the monster concepts. The staff list has not yet been released.

The 10-volume Kaiju No. 8 manga by Naoya Matsumoto has been serialized from July 2020 on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+. It was licensed by Viz Media in English for North America, and seven volumes have already been released with a publication date of October 10, 2022, for the remaining two. The series was first published under the English title Monster #8, but then changed to Kaiju No. 8; Manga Plus, where readers may read the series for free, retained the original title.

Source: Official Website