Kaiju No. 8: The Global Anime Spectacle You Can’t Miss!

Kaiju No. 8 poster

Studio: Production I.G

Source: Manga.

Original Writer: Naoya Matsumoto.

Directors: Shigeyuki Miya & Tomomi Kamiya

Release Date: April 13, 2024.

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In the world of anime, there’s nothing quite like the excitement surrounding the release of a highly-anticipated series. One such anticipation is the adaptation of “Kaiju No. 8,” a manga sensation set to captivate audiences worldwide with its thrilling storyline and breathtaking animation.

The anime is scheduled to be released on April 13, 2024, exclusively on Crunchyroll, the leading platform for streaming anime.  It’s going to be simultaneously streamed worldwide at the same time alongside Japanese broadcasting. This means fans from all corners of the globe can dive into the action together and appreciate “Kaiju No.8” without any streaming delay.


“Kaiju No. 8” is set in a world plagued by monstrous creatures known as Kaiju. As Japan faces the highest rate of kaiju attacks in the world and to combat them, they established the Anti-Kaiju Defence Force. In such a world plagued by creatures known as Kaiju, Kafka Hibino aspired to enlist in The Defence Force. He makes a promise to enlist with his childhood friend, Mina Ashiro.

Soon, life takes them in separate ways. Mina, now 27, has since become the captain of the Defence Force’s Third Division while Kafka, now 32, has failed the examination numerous times and works as a member of a clean-up crew that disposes of kaiju remains after the battle. While on such clean up after the Kaiju battle, Kafka meets Reno Ichikawa. Reno’s determination to join The Defence Force reawakens Kafka’s promise to join Mina and protect humanity.

Through the eyes of characters like Kafka Hibino, Mina Ashiroand Reno Ichikawa, the series explores themes of courage, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice against insurmountable odds. With each Kaiju encounter, the stakes are raised, and viewers are drawn deeper into the gripping narrative.

Creator’s Vision:

Kaiju No.8 manga was created by the visionary mind of Naoya Matsumoto; it first gained acclaim through its serialization manga publication in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ digital magazine in July 2020, with an English language version available from VIZ Media, as well as on Manga Plus.

Matsumoto stated that Kaiju No.8 was influenced by monster verse media such as the “Ultraman” series and the “Godzilla” series. Seeing as this can be an entertaining concept, Matsumoto wanted to create a story that follows a protagonist who has to achieve their goal while hiding their monstrous identity from a hostile organization they are also a part of.

Matsumoto’s dynamic storytelling and captivating artwork have drawn readers into a world teeming with danger and intrigue. Now, with the transition to anime, Matsumoto’s vision is set to reach even greater heights.

Release Details:

Shigeyuki Miya will direct the Kaiju No. 8 anime at animation studio Production I.G. The series also features series composition and scripts written by Ichiro Okouchi, character designs and chief animation direction from Tetsuya Nishio, kaiju design by Mahiro Maeda, art direction by Shinji Kimura, and music composed by Yuta Bandoh.

“Kaiju No. 8” will simultaneously stream on Crunchyroll alongside the Japanese broadcasting on April 13, 2024, Saturday at 7:00 a.m. PT.

The stream will be available in Japanese with English, Latin American Spanish, Portuguese, German and French subtitles. The anime will also be dubbed in multiple languages, including English, Latin American Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

The dubbed version of the episodes will be available every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. PT every week in in multiple languages, including English, Latin American Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

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The Countdown Begins:

As the release date draws near, excitement for “Kaiju No. 8” continues to build. With its immersive storytelling, the series promises an unforgettable journey into the world of Kaiju. So mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready to embark on an epic adventure like no other. The countdown to April 13 has begun, and the stage is set for an anime event of global proportions.

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