Kaiju No. 8 Editor Talks About the Anime

Kaiju No. 8 Editor Talks About The Anime Kaiju No. 8 Aniume Visual Kafka 2

The anime series adaptation of the manga Kaiju No. 8 (Monster #8 / Kaijuu 8-gou) by Naoya Matsumoto will debut in April 2024 and in a recent interview, Seijiro Nakajitalked about what fans can expect from the anime.

Nakaji stated:

I saw the storyboard and was impressed, thinking, “It’s unbelievable how amazing it turned out in the hands of a professional!”

Certain aspects that were compressed in the manga were later explored or reinterpreted… I’m also very excited to see how the action unfolds and the colors of the monsters turn out. Furthermore, since the anime will be simulcast across the world, people from all over the world will be able to enjoy it together. I hope many people join in the excitement.

The animation of Kaiju No. 8 It is the studio’s responsibility Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East) with the Studio Khara (Rebuild of Evangelion) to be responsible for the kaiju design and art. The direction is Shigeyuki Miya (Onihei), the argument is Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) and the character design is by Tetsuya Nishio (Naruto). The art direction is Shinji Kimura (Tekkonkinkreet) and the music is the responsibility of Yuta Bando (BELLE).

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Kaiju No. 8 (Monster #8) began publishing in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ in July 2020 and the story takes place in Japan where monsters known as kaiju regularly attack the population with the Japanese Defense Force tasked with killing them.

After their town was destroyed by kaiju when they were children, childhood friends Kafka Hibino and Mina Ashiro vowed to become members of the Defense Force. Mina became famous as commander of the Third Defense Force Unit, but Kafka failed the exam several times and is a member of the cleanup team, Monster Sweeper Inc., whose job is to dispose of monster bodies after battle. After a small talking monster enters his body through his mouth, Kafka gains the ability to transform into a monster, which is nicknamed “Kaiju No. 8” by the Defense Force. Kafka remains fully conscious while in this form, but gains superhuman strength and becomes the first monster to escape the Defense Force.

The first volume of Kaiju No. 8 (Monster #8) was released on December 4, 2020.

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