New Teaser for Kaiju No. 8 Revealed

December 18, 2023

Undoubtedly, many things happened during JUMP FESTA 2024, although obviously some of them caught our attention more than others. For example, the new promotional video that has been revealed for one of the upcoming anime about which we have told you here not so long ago.

This is about Kaiju No. 8 (Kaijuu 8-gou), the adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto. This new video reaffirms its scheduled premiere for the Spring 2024 season (April – June) and also mentions that the series “will be simulcast on X (formerly Twitter)”, which is completely new for a production of this type.

Source: TOHO Animation Official Youtube Channel

Impressive, right?

In addition, during the event, some new members of the voice cast were revealed:

  • Ai Fairouz as Kikoru Shinomiya
  • And Kengo Kawanishi as Soshiro Hoshina.

Not to mention some names that had already been confirmed before:

  • Masaya Fukunishi as Kafka Hibino/Kaijuu No. 8
  • Wataru Katou as Reno Ichikawa
  • Asami Setou as Mina Ashiro

And more information about the production team:

  • 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.
  • 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 in charge of monster design at Studio Khara.
  • Yuuta Bandou (Paprika, Entotsu-machi no Poupelle, Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime) is responsible for composing the soundtrack.

You remember what Kaiju No. 8 is about, right?

Well, let’s do a quick recap:

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 kaijuu to appear that year), must avoid revealing his identity at all costs if he wants to fulfill his dream and keep his promise.

Now tell me, have we increased your expectations for receiving Kaiju No. 8? Then let’s not delay any longer: tell us in the comments what you think of the new teaser, and if you’re already looking forward to next April! We’ll be reading! 😉

(And while we wait, we invite you to review our previous post about Kaiju No. 8!)

Images Source: TOHO Animation Official Youtube Channel, YouTube