Kaiju No. 8 Anime Will get New Trailer, April 2024 Launch Window

Kaiju tales usually reside and die not simply on the monster itself, however whoever’s combating in opposition to (or with) it. Whether or not it’s the army, different monsters, or giant robots, a part of the enjoyable will be seeing what’s in a position to go blow-for-blow with an enormous beast that shoots fireplace out of its eyes or some such.

The upcoming anime Kaiju No. 8 takes a barely completely different method to this age outdated punch up by having its titular kaiju be a shapeshifting superhero. Our hero is one Kafka Hibino (voiced by Masaya Fukunishi), a beefcake working as a kaiju janitor after they’re inevitably destroyed in a giant city-wrecking battle. At some point after work, a smaller kaiju actually flies into his mouth, and whereas he’s in a position to preserve his sentience, he finally ends up with some powers, together with the flexibility to shift between human and kaiju forms at will. Thus, Kafka elects to hitch the Kaiju Protection Drive, working alongside his childhood buddy Mina (Asami Seto) whereas additionally attempting to maintain his twin life secret so he doesn’t get executed.

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Kaiju No. 8 relies on a breakout 2020 manga of the identical identify from Naoya Matsumoto, and the brand new trailer establishes how a lot Kafka’s life is (and can quickly be) formed by kaiju. His complete life revolves round cleansing up their messes, and watching the Protection Drive on TV offers him a fair larger sense of longing, notably because it appears hasn’t seen Mina in years. Superhero tales are at their strongest when the skilled and private lives of the primary character collide, and it appears like that collision will probably be a reasonably large one.

Manufacturing I.G. (Ghost within the Shell) and Studio Khara (Neon Genesis Evangelion) are working collectively on Kaiju No. 8, which can launch in April 2024.


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