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Kaiju No. 8 Gets Intense with New Teaser Trailer and Visual

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It’s now just under a month before the anime Kaiju No. 8 debuts! Ahead of its April 13 start date, the anime shared a teaser trailer that’s just under half a minute long.

It also shared this visual.

Kaiju No. 8 is being made at Production I.G., with Shigeyuki Miya of Blood Lad helming the project as director. Its scripts are being handled by Ichiro Okouchi, whose credits include the recent movie SPY×FAMILY Code: White, Azumanga Daioh and Sk8 the Infinity. The music is being composed by Yuta Bandoh.

Crunchyroll will stream the anime as it comes out in Japan, and gave this description for its plot:

In a world plagued by threatening creatures known as Kaiju, Kafka Hibino aspired to enlist in the Japan Defense Force to defeat them.

“Let’s wipe out the Kaiju together.”

Kafka pledged to his childhood friend, Mina Ashiro. Over time, life circumstances forced them to go their separate ways and caused him to abandon his lifelong ambition.

He found himself employed by Monster Sweeper, Inc., a professional cleaning company that specializes in cleaning up the aftermath of Kaiju battles. Meanwhile, Mina Ashiro is now the Captain of the Defense Force’s 3rd Division. As it stands, he is currently unworthy of fighting Kaiju alongside her.

At work, Kafka crosses paths with the highly motivated Reno Ichikawa. Reno’s undying determination to join the Defense Force leaves no room for failure. His perseverance reawakens Kafka’s ambition of standing next to Mina as they protect humanity from Kaiju together.

A dream frozen by time, thawed by a burning promise

But Kafka doesn’t know that an imminent Kaiju threat is unexpectedly approaching him.

Crunchyroll will also be offering a dubbed version this spring. The series started out as a manga series by Naoya Matsumoto, which is published in America by VIZ Media.

Source: Crunchyroll


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