Kaiju No. 8 Powers Up In New Character Visual

© JAKDF 3rd Division © Naoya Matsumoto/SHUEISHA

The titular Kaiju No. 8 of the upcoming Kaiju No. 8 anime adaptation has received a character visual that depicts him powering up with energy. Another new visual, depicting the Defense Force characters in battle poses, was also released around the same time.

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.

© JAKDF 3rd Division © Naoya Matsumoto/SHUEISHA

Production I.G is the animation production studio for the anime while Studio Khara is credited with kaiju supervision (design and artwork). The cast includes Masaya Fukunishi as Kafka Hibino, Asami Seto as Mina Ashiro, and Wataru Katou as Reno Ichikawa. 

Source: @KaijuNo8_O

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