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Kaiju No 8 Anime Unveils April Release Date in New Promo Video

Kaiju No. 8 Release Date & All You Need to Know! Kafka
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Kafka longs to fulfill his childhood promise but faces a daunting obstacle as he grapples with his new secret identity. Soon, fans will be able to witness Kafka's journey as Kaiju No. 8 finally revealed its April release date. Here are all the latest details.

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What Is Kaiju No. 8 All About?

For years, Japan has struggled with the emergence of terrifying kaiju, grotesque monsters wreaking havoc on its cities.

To protect the civilians, the Defense Force undertakes perilous missions to eliminate these threats.

Post-elimination, the responsibility of disposing of the kaiju corpses falls to the sweepers assigned by the Professional Kaiju Cleaner Corporation, notably the Monster Sweeper Inc.

Among these sweepers is 32-year-old Kafka Hibino. Despite an early ambition to join the Defense Force and fight the kaiju menace, Kafka’s repeated failures led him to settle for the comfort of a steady paycheck.

However, when an ambitious 18-year-old recruit named Leno Ichikawa joins his cleaning team, Kafka’s age-old aspirations are rekindled by the young recruit’s zeal for military service.

Meanwhile, a series of unfortunate events lead Kafka to face an unknown airborne kaiju that infiltrates his body, transforming him into a humanoid monster.

Now, he is known as Kaiju No. 8, and Kafka seizes this opportunity to pursue his long-cherished dream with newfound determination.

The Kaiju No. 8 anime is based on the manga written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto.

Kaiju No. 8 April Release Date Confirmed

Mina from Kaiju No. 8
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The Kaiju No. 8 anime is confirmed to premiere worldwide on Saturday, April 13, 2024. The news was revealed alongside a new promo video that details the anime's broadcast info.

Kaiju No. 8 will air as part of the spring 2024 anime lineup, alongside titles such as Spice and Wolf: Merchant Meets the Wise Wolf and Black Butler: Public School Arc.

Kaiju No. 8 Voice Cast and Staff Revealed

Kaiju No. 8 Kaiju and Kafka
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The voice cast members for Kaiju No. 8 have also been revealed, and they are composed of well-known voice actors in popular anime roles.

Here's the cast of the Kaiju No. 8 anime so far:

Which Studio Is Producing Kaiju No. 8?

Production I.G (FLCL: Shoegaze, Haikyuu!!) is in charge of the animation duties for Kaiju No. 8, while Khara (My Hero Academia, Dragon Ball Super) is handling the series' character design.

The official X (formerly Twitter) account of Kaiju No. 8 has unveiled the staff of the series:

  • Director: Tomomi Kamiya (Chainsaw Man) and Shigeyuki Miya (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Screenplay and Series Composition: Ichiro Okouchi (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury)
  • Music: Yuta Bando (Children of the Sea)
  • Character Design and Chief Animation Director: Tetsuya Nishio (FLCL)
  • Art Director: Shinji Kimura (Dorohedoro)
  • Sound Director: Fumiyuki Go (Overlord)
  • 3D Director: Masaru Matsumoto (Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness)
  • Color Design: Izumi Hirose (Attack on Titan)
  • Director of Photography: Eiji Arai (Psycho-Pass)
  • Editing: Aya Hida (Fruits Basket)
  • Kaiju Design: Mahiro Maeda (One Punch Man)
  • Opening Theme Song titled Abyss: YUNGBLUD (13 Reasons Why: Season 2)
  • Ending Theme Song titled Nobody: OneRepublic

Where to Watch Kaiju No. 8

In a first-of-its-kind arrangement, Kaiju No. 8 will stream live on X (formerly Twitter) worldwide as it premieres on April 13, 2024.

Crunchyroll has also announced that it will stream the series as it airs for most international regions, including the US, UK, and Europe.

The streaming giant also confirmed that it will stream Kaiju No. 8 in English sub and dub in India.

Kaiju No. 8 Trailer

The latest promo video for Kaiju No. 8 highlights the main protagonist, Kafka Hibino, as he marches toward his dream.

Also shown is never-before-seen footage from the anime, including scenes of the characters fighting a monster.

The trailer also showcases the anime's opening and ending themes, which are performed by popular international artists.

The opening theme song titled Abyss is performed by English singer-songwriter YUNGBLUD, while the ending song titled Nobody is sung by American pop band OneRepublic.

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