Kaiju No. 8 Manga is Becoming an Anime

Kaiju No. 8 Manga is Becoming an Anime

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Cover art of Naoya Matsumoto's shonen manga, Kaiju No. 8.

Picture: Viz/Shonen Leap

Each manga lately appears virtually assured to obtain an anime adaptation earlier than it hits 100 chapters, and it’s very true for the shonen style. From Jujutsu Kaisen to Spy x Household earlier this yr and the upcoming Chainsaw Man, the recognition of the medium means it received’t be lengthy earlier than the sequence you’re studying quickly turns into the sequence you’re watching each weekend. And in case you’re a fan of the superhero manga Kaiju No. 8, congrats: it too is receiving an anime adaptation.

The information broke on Friday courtesy of Toho Animation with a video that’s heavy on black-and-white images of Japan, however little else. The manga, launched in 2020 and created by Naoya Matsumoto, tells the story of extraordinary man Kafka Hibino. Because the janitor of Japan’s kaiju-fighting Protection Drive, a tiny kaiju will get into his physique, granting him the power to remodel at will right into a kaiju whereas sustaining his sentience. So naturally, he joins the Protection Drive and should maintain his kaiju facet a secret whereas additionally utilizing his newfound powers to guard Japan alongside his childhood pal Mina.

『怪獣8号』アニメ化発表特報

We wrote about Kaiju No. 8 again in 2021 and located it to be a reasonably nice kaiju story at a time when kaiju had been having themselves a fairly good resurgence in popular culture. The sequence has been an enormous hit on Shonen Leap, and in late 2021 grew to become the platform’s quickest manga to achieve 4 million copies circulated. If there have been any manga that appeared primed for an anime, it could definitely be this one.

Positive, we’ll have to attend a yr or two earlier than we see the Kaiju No. 8 anime, however that provides you loads of time to make amends for the manga and determine if it’s for you.


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