At New York Comic Con, Crunchyroll confirmed the Kaiju No. 8 anime series announced in August would be coming to its streaming service in Spring 2024, subtitled and dubbed, exclusively in more than 200 countries and territories, simulcast weekly after its broadcast in Japan.
Adapted from the manga by Naoya Matsumoto, the series centers on a group of characters living in a world where giant monsters (kaiju) attack humanity and cope with the creatures’ destructive aftermath.
A special message from Matsumoto was shared during the Crunchyroll Industry Panel at NYCC:
“Hello from Japan to everyone attending New York Comic-Con. I’m the author of Kaiju No. 8, Naoya Matsumoto. It’s a story about someone struggling in a harsh world without ever giving up, in the hopes of leading people into an even slightly brighter future. To anyone dealing with the complexities of reality that reads this manga, I hope it can help make your future a little brighter, too. Next year when Kaiju No. 8 begins to air in America and worldwide, I’ll be looking forward to seeing your reactions. I hope you’re looking forward to it, too!”
Kaiju No. 8 is animated by Production I.G (Psycho-Pass, Ghost in the Shell), with kaiju artwork and design supervision by Studio Khara (Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition; pre-visualization development, Shin Godzilla).
The previously announced Japanese voice cast includes Masaya Fukunishi as Kafka Hibino/Kaiju No. 8, Wataru Katoh as Reno Ichikawa and Asami Seto as Mina Ashiro. Additional castin for the roles of Kikoru Shinomiya and Hoshino will be announced at a future date.
Follow the official website kaiju-no8.net/en for updates!