Kaiju No. 8’s Defense Force Characters Enter the Fray in New Visual

© JAKDF 3rd Division © Naoya Matsumoto/SHUEISHA

A Defense Force-themed character visual for the Kaiju No. 8 anime adaptation has been released. The new promotional image features Kafka Hibino, Mina Ashiro, Reno Ichikawa, Kikoru Shinomiya, and Soshiro Hoshina in various action poses.

Last week, the anime received a second trailer and April 2024 premiere date, as well as the news that Kafka, Mina, and Reno will be voiced by Masaya Fukunishi, Asami Seto, and Wataru Katou, respectively. 

© JAKDF 3rd Division © Naoya Matsumoto/SHUEISHA

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 the animation production studio for the anime while Studio Khara is credited with kaiju supervision (design and artwork).

Source: @KaijuNo8_O

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