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Crunchyroll Reveals Kaiju No. 8 Sub and Dub Schedules, Shares Dub Trailer

Kaiju No. 8

The highly anticipated Kaiju No. 8 anime will be here April 13, and Crunchyroll shared news about its streaming schedule. That day, at 7:00 AM PST, Crunchyroll will stream the first episode as it airs in Japan. It will be subtitled.

Following that, you can start expecting the new episodes to stream on Crunchyroll at 8:30 AM PST, just shortly after it airs in Japan. 8:30 AM PST is also when the various dubbed versions of the show will begin streaming, with dubs offered in English, Latin American Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

Crunchyroll shared this English dub trailer along with the news to get people psyched for the upcoming debut.

The dub is being directed by Shawn Gann, with the ADR scripts being handled by Jarrod Greene. The ADR Engineer is José Sandoval, the ADR Mixer is Nathanael Harrison, and the ADR Producer is Susie Nixon. Looking toward the cast, Nazeeh Tarsha plays Kafka Hibino / Kaiju No. 8, Katelyn Barr plays Mina Ashiro, Adam McArthur plays Reno Ichikawa, Abigail Blythe plays Kikoku Shinomiya, and Landon McDonald plays Soshiro Hoshina.

The anime was originally made at Production I.G, with Shigeyuki Miya helming the project as director.

VIZ Media publishes the original manga by Naoya Matsumoto and gave this description for the first volume:

Kafka hopes to one day keep his pact with his childhood friend Mina to join the Japan Defense Force and fight by her side. But while she’s out neutralizing kaiju as Third Division captain, Kafka is stuck cleaning up the aftermath of her battles. When a sudden rule change makes Kafka eligible for the Defense Force, he decides to try out for the squad once more. There’s just one problem—he’s made the Defense Force’s neutralization list under the code name Kaiju No. 8.

Source: Crunchyroll


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