Animation Toho announced it is producing an anime adaptation of Kaiju No. 8. A new teaser trailer gives fans a glimpse at the look and feel of the anime adaptation. Furthermore, a Official website, as well as an English Twitter account for the anime adaptation, appeared. Toho Animation has not confirmed an animation studio for an adaptation.
Kaiju No. 8also known as Monster #8, is a popular kaiju sci-fi manga series in Japan. The story follows Kafka Hibino, a member of the kaiju cleaning team, whose dream is to be part of the defense force of the Third Division. After gaining the ability to transform into Kaiju, Kafka resolved to join the Third Team with the help of one of his childhood friends.
‘Kaiju No. 8’ for anime adaptation!
– KAIJU NO. 8 (@ KaijuNo8_O_EN) August 4, 2022
The teaser trailer doesn’t show any footage of the actual anime. Instead, it’s a collection of black and white photographs and animations of various streets in Tokyo, with sounds suggestive of some sort of Kaiju attack. The final seconds of the video show clouds of smoke and a creature in the distance, before cutting to black.
The manga first appeared on the free Shonen Jump+ app in July 2020. As of writing, Kaiju No. 8 published seven volumes. The series’ author, Naoya Matsumoto, is a veteran of Shonen Jump and has had his work serialized in the magazine since 2009.
You can check Kaiju No. 8 The anime teaser trailer in the video below:
Kaiju No. 8 available to read for free on Shonen Jump+ in Japan. Viz Media working on an English release. If you want to learn more about the series, you can check it out our review of the first episode.