It has been decided that the anime “Monster 8” will be broadcast in 2024. At the same time, the teaser visual, teaser PV, and staff information have been released. Production IG is in charge of animation production, and Studio Khara is in order of monster design and works.
Set in Japan, a country of monsters where monsters occur as disasters, the near future includes the “Japan Defense Force” fighting to protect people’s daily lives. The reminiscent world is drawn by Production IG, which has a reputation for spectacular animation production and military/mechanic expressions such as the “PSYCHO-PASS” and “Ghost in the Shell” series.
Furthermore, “Studio Khara,” which produces animations such as the “Evangelion New Theatrical Version” series, expresses overwhelming scale “monsters” that mercilessly threaten everyday life as disasters.
In the teaser PV, the first animation video, the main character, Kafka Hibino, stands in a city destroyed by monsters in the cold rain. And a humanoid monster that appears to overlap with the back view is Kaiju No. 8. What do you see in those eyes when you look back? The endless rain, the devastated city, and the lonely monster’s back make us feel uneasy and melancholy. Still, it is also a video that raises expectations as the prologue to the epic story that is about to begin.
“Kaiju No. 8” is a world where disasters (=monsters) mercilessly invade daily life, and the setting is Japan, where the incidence of aberrations is one of the highest in the world. The 32-year-old main character, Kafka Hibino, who gets a job cleaning the corpses of monsters subdued by the Defense Corps, pursues his dream of becoming a “defense team member.” A story that becomes an existence is called “Monster No. 8”.
When the serialization started in July 2020 in “Shonen Jump +,” the number of views exceeded 30 million, the fastest in the app’s history. The cumulative circulation of comics has become a signboard work exceeding 10 million copies.
In addition, it has been attracting attention among manga fans, such as winning the grand prize in the “Web Manga Category” of the “Next Manga Award 2021”, a user voting project announced on August 24, 2021, and the first comic in 2020. In addition, it won 1st place in annual sales. A TV animation has also been decided.