Is Kaiju No 8 Anime Adaptation Finally Happening? Here’s Why Release Rumours Have Taken Over!

2022 is already loaded with many first-time anime adaptations that have promised to break the internet. A Kaiju No 8 anime adaptation definitely makes that list. The Spring 2022 Anime calendar is upon us and there are rumours of Kaiju No 8 having an anime adaptation on the way. Here’s a look at the probability of getting a Kaiju No 8 anime this year!

Kaiju No 8 is written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto and began serialization in July 2020. Despite being a fairly new series. the manga has gained quite an impressive fanbase. The manga was a part of Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ and has also been picked up by Viz Media for circulation in digital formats. There are currently 6 volumes of the manga that have been published.

The manga has been rated 7.8/10 on My Anime List!

Kaiju No 8 Manga Trailer

What is Kaiju No 8 About?

Kaijus, terrifying monsters roam Japan freely and wreak havoc on the common people. Naturally an anti-monster task force had to be assembled. The Defense Corps, an elite force, is created as a part of the military division to protect the citizens. On the other hand, sweepers are assigned to clear out the remains after the kaiju is killed as a part of the Professional Kaiju Cleaner Corporation.

Kafka Hibino as an average man with an uneventful life. He works as a sweeper for the corporation and hates not being a part of the action. The 32-year-old aspires to work in the Defense Corps and kill kaijus for a living. After many failed attempts he accepts his fate and continues his job as a sweeper. Leno Ichikawa joins Kafka’s team and seems to be a passionate young man who rekindles Kafka’s desire to become a member of the Defense Corps again.

Kafka unfortunately encounters a parasite-like kaiju who takes over his body and turns him into a humanoid kaiju. He is given the name Kaiju No 8 and realizes that he retains his conscious self when his kaiju form has taken over. He uses his superhuman powers to realize his dream of finally helping the defence corps fight the Kaijus.

When Will Kaiju No 8 Anime Release?

While there is no official confirmation of the Kaiju No 8 anime adaptation actually happening, rumours have it that the anime may actually be under production and already has an ensemble that is ready and working on the project. Kaiju No. 8 is also one of the most anticipated anime adaptations among the new shonen manga releases.

As for the production timeline, there are no updates on the production studio or any additional announcements that may indicate that the Kaiju No 8 anime adaptation may have been greenlit.

Upon release, it is likely that streaming services like Crunchyroll, Hulu or Netflix would pick it up simply based on the fact the Kaiju No 8 has been a very popular release with over 6 million copies in circulation as of March 2022.

FAQs – Kaiju No 8 Anime Edition

Q. What about the Kaiju No 8 manga?

A. The manga for the series has 6 published volumes over its near 2-year run. Spy x Family and Kaiju No 8 anime adaptations were highly anticipated owing tot he popularity of the manga. Now that Spy x Family is releasing in April 2022, Kaiju No 8 should also be following in no time. Shueisha has been publishing the series in Shonen Jump+ since 2020. Viz Media has also licensed the series and releases the English version of the manga.

Viz Media has a big library of manga that can be read online. The first 3 chapters are usually free! The remaining chapters need a membership that allows access to their entire catalogue for $1.99 per month!

Q. How many chapters of Kaiju No 8 are out?

A. As of the latest chapter update, Kaiju No 8 has 58 chapters out, the most recent of which was released on the 18th of Match 2022. There are 6 volumes of the manga, with an uneven number of chapters per volume. The current story arc is following the Compatible Human Arc. Chapters 52-58 have not been turned into a volume yet.

Q. Is Kaiju No 8 done?

A. The Kaiju No 8 manga is currently ongoing and has 6 published volumes and is on its 7th major story arc. The manga is far from over but gave the readers a little scare after there was an announcement from the publication.

In good news, the manga only went on a hiatus and has not come to an end, With the release the Kaiju No 8 anime adaptation around the corner, the story arcs of the manga are going to be important for a good and accurate adaptation.

Stay tuned for updates on the Kaiju No 8 anime adaptation and all the good stuff from your favourite titles. In the meantime, don’t forget to let us know your picks from Spring 2022 anime releases and let us know all you plan to watch in the upcoming season!

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