Kaiju No. 8 anime – new trailer + release dates announced

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Kaiju No. 8 anime is set to make its debut in 2024, and it is expected to become one of the major hits of the upcoming year. The anime has also revealed the voice cast, along with the release window, teasing the fans further with these surprise updates all along. Kaiju No. 8 is originally a manga series written by Naoya Matsumoto and follows the adventures of Kafka Hibino. It has been considered a critical hit series for Shueisha’s Jump+ app in the last few years.

What is the plot of Kaiju No. 8 manga?

Kaiju No. 8 manga is the narration of a world plagued by creatures known as the Kaiju. In this world, our protagonist Kafka Hibino is an aspirant for the Japan Defense Force, which specializes in eliminating and neutralizing the Kaiju. However, as life would have it, Kafka was estranged for a long period and had to choose a different lifestyle, making his ambition to become a savior seem feeble and futile.

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Kaiju No. 8 manga. (Image credit goes to Viz Media)

Kafka however meets Reno Ichikawa, a highly ambitious fellow who pushes Kafka to revive his lifelong dream. Meanwhile, Kafka’s childhood friend Mina Ashiro is already the Captain of the Japan Defense Force’s 3rd Division.

  • Kafka, therefore, decides to join forces with Mina again and revive their old dream of saving humanity together.
  • However, little does he know that an imminent Kaiju threat is slowly approaching him and is about to change the course of his entire life.

What is the expected release schedule for Kaiju No. 8 anime?

Production IG and Studio Khara, which has taken up the anime adaptation project for Kaiju No. 8 have revealed the release dates for April 2024. With that being said, it will be interesting to see how the studios maintain the aesthetic standards of the manga in the anime, given that Production IG is well known for animating shows such as Heavenly Delusion.

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A scene snapshotted from the Kaiju No. 8 trailer on YouTube. (Image credit goes to TOHO Animation)

Apart from that, Studio Khara has taken up Kaiju No. 8 anime’s artwork and design, and given their reputation with the Rebuild of Evangelion films, one can assume that Kaiju No. 8 anime will have a fulfilling production when it releases in April 2024.

What does the new trailer of Kaiju No. 8 anime reveal?

The trailer of Kaiju No. 8 anime reveals the Japanese metropolis being inflicted by Kaiju, which is wreaking havoc and threatening lives. In this setting, Kafka decides to save humanity from these creatures by joining the Japan Defense Force. However, before he could fulfill that ambition of his, he is attacked by a Kaiju himself, and he turns into one of them.

Kaiju No. 8 anime will narrate the adventures of Kafka Hibino as he navigates through the odds of an apocalypse, and battles with his own demons as well. It will focus on his life battling as a Kaiju himself and also his accounts as a savior and a defender of the society. It will be a conflict between himself and his lifelong ambition, both of which will clash making his life an altogether disgruntled hell.


Kaiju No. 8 anime is going to be one of the biggest hits of 2024, as it is one of the most loved manga worldwide. An anime adaptation has further fueled the hype and fans cannot wait to see their favorite sci-fi apocalyptic plot on the screen. As it is set to release in April 2024, the voice cast includes Masaya Fukunishi as Kafka Hibino, Wataru Katoh as Reno Ichikawa, and Asami Seto as Mina Ashiro.

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