The staff for the anime of Naoya Matsumoto‘s Kaiju No. 8 manga debuted its second English-subtitled teaser promotional video on Saturday. The teaser unveils the anime’s three lead cast members and April 2024 premiere.
The cast members are:
Masaya Fukunishi as Kafka Hibino/Kaiju No. 8
Wataru Katō as Reno Ichikawa
Asami Seto as Mina Ashiro
Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) is handling animation production, and Studio Khara (Rebuild of Evangelion) is in charge of kaiju designs and artworks.
Matsumoto launched the manga in July 2020 on Shueisha‘s Shonen Jump+ website. The first print volume shipped in December 2020, and the volume has since had several more printings due to demand. Sheuisha published the manga’s 10th compiled book volume on August 4.
Viz Media licensed the manga. The company releases chapters digitally and physically. Shueisha publishes the manga on its MANGA Plus service under the title Monster #8, and it describes the story:
A man working a job far removed from his childhood dreams gets wrapped up in an unexpected situation…! Becoming a monster, he aims once again to fulfill his lifelong dream…!
In September 2021, the manga surpassed 4 million copies in circulation, making it the fastest Shonen Jump+ manga (as opposed to manga running in Shueisha‘s print magazines) to reach the milestone.
The series was nominated for the 14th Manga Taisho Awards in January 2021, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize last February, and the Eisner awards in May. It took first place in the seventh “Next Manga Awards” (Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taishō) in the web manga category in August 2021.