Kaiju No. 8 Anime Unleashes New Trailer, Premieres April 2024

© JAKDF 3rd Division © Naoya Matsumoto/SHUEISHA

The Kaiju No. 8 anime adaptation has received a second trailer and an April 2024 premiere date. The former kicks off with a kaiju rampage before switching to various scenes of protagonist Kafka Hibino, his childhood friend and Defense Forces’ Third Unit captain Mina Ashiro, and his friend Reno Ichikawa. 

The trailer also reveals that Kafka is being voiced by Masaya Fukunishi, while Mina and Reno will be voiced by Asami Seto and Wataru Katou, respectively. 

Kaiju No. 8 is based on the Shueisha-published manga by Naoya Matsumoto, which started serialization on Shonen Jump+ in 2020 and has 10 tankoubon volumes as of August 2023. VIZ Media describes the manga as:

Kafka hopes to one day keep his pact with his childhood friend Mina to join the Japan Defense Force and fight by her side. But while she’s out neutralizing kaiju as Third Division captain, Kafka is stuck cleaning up the aftermath of her battles. When a sudden rule change makes Kafka eligible for the Defense Force, he decides to try out for the squad once more. There’s just one problem—he’s made the Defense Force’s neutralization list under the code name Kaiju No. 8.

Production I.G is serving as the animation production studio while Studio Khara is credited with kaiju supervision (design and artwork). The staff members are still not revealed.

Source: Kaiju No. 8 website

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