“Kaiju No. 8” May Have a Second Season

June 17, 2024

We usually take leaked information with a grain of salt, and this case is no exception: according to what we’ve learned, one of these recent leaks asserted that the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto, “Kaiju No. 8” (“Kaijuu 8-gou“), would have a second season. Of course, this information is not yet confirmed, though the source appears to be completely reliable, as several leaks it has previously transmitted have been fulfilled to the letter.

Considering that the series is currently airing, with a total of twelve episodes confirmed, and not overlooking the success it is having and the stir it is causing in the media, it is quite possible that we will indeed have a continuation, and that the confirmation of this might arrive right at the end of the broadcast of the last episode of this first season, which is set to premiere on the upcoming June 29 in Japan.

Source: TOHOanimation Official YouTube Channel

As additional information, we can mention some of the details we have included in previous posts about this super popular anime. Naoya Matsumoto began publishing the manga through Shueisha‘s Shonen Jump Plus service in July 2020. Previously, the author wrote other works such as “Pochi Kuro,” “Metallica Metalluca,” “Neko Wappa!,” among others.

Production Info

  • Shigeyuki Miya (Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, Blood Lad) and Tomomi Kamiya (Jujutsu Kaisen, Yuukoku no Moriarty, Carole & Tuesday) are in charge of directing the anime at Production I.G. studios.
  • Ichirou Ookouchi (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch, DEVILMAN crybaby, Guilty Crown, SK8 The Infinity) is responsible for writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Tetsuya Nishio (Naruto, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Vampire in the Garden, Innocence) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
  • Mahiro Maeda (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Rebuild of Evangelion, SSSS.GRIDMAN) is responsible for monster design at Studio Khara.


The plot of “Kaiju No. 8” positions us in a Japan constantly invaded by creatures called “kaiju” (kaijuu), monsters of various shapes and sizes, predominantly large, that cause catastrophes and wreak havoc wherever they go. They are, in fact, the reason for the existence of the “Defense Corps,” an armed group whose function is to annihilate the kaiju as soon as they arrive in the cities, and the “Monster Sweeper,” a cleaning service that takes care of the remains of the Kaiju corpses, once the Defense Corps has dealt with them.

At 32 years old, Kafka Hibino is one of the Monster Sweeper officials, who once aspired to join the Defense Corps. He had even made a promise with his childhood friend to enter the group and fight together, but over the years, he lost his hope.

One day, Kafka‘s life turns around when a new guy, Reno Ichikawa, arrives intending to gain experience with kaijus by working at Monster Sweeper, to eventually join the Defense Corps. Reno motivates Kafka to try for his dream again, and fulfill his promise, but unfortunately, they are attacked by a residual kaiju, ending up in the hospital. At a certain moment, a small, flying kaiju enters Kafka‘s body through his mouth, giving him the ability to transform into a kaiju. From that moment, Kafka, who has become publicly known in his kaiju form as “Kaiju No. 8” (for being the eighth kaiju to appear that year), must avoid revealing his identity at all costs if he wants to fulfill his dream and keep his promise.

Obviously, you’re watching “Kaiju No. 8,” who wouldn’t be? And after this news, you’ll be, like us, more than attentive to any news or announcement regarding a second season, right? Go ahead, express yourself in the comments, and tell us what you think about this, because, you know, we’ll be reading! 😉

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