‘Kaiju No. 8’ Will Continue on Crunchyroll

Sequel Production Confirmed!

In a world plagued by creatures known as Kaiju, Kafka Hibino aspired to enlist in The Defense Force. He makes a promise to enlist with his childhood friend, Mina Ashiro. Soon, life takes them in separate ways. While employed cleaning up after Kaiju battles, Kafka meets Reno Ichikawa. Reno’s determination to join The Defense Force reawakens Kafka’s promise to join Mina and protect humanity.

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Now that we’ve reached the season finale–we’re blessed with awesome news!

  • After the exhilarating Kaiju No. 8 season finale on Saturday, June 29, 2024, a sequel production has been confirmed for the monstrous hit anime series from Production I.G.
  • Crunchyroll will stream the return of Kaiju No. 8 in over 200 countries and territories worldwide, with a broadcast date to be announced at a later time.
  • All available episodes are now available to stream only on Crunchyroll.
  • The dub for the Kaiju No. 8 season finale will be available on Saturday, July 13, only on Crunchyroll.

About Kaiju No. 8

The anime is adapted from the original manga created by Naoya Matsumoto. Kaiju No. 8 is animated by Production I.G (Psycho-Pass; Ghost in the Shell) with kaiju artwork and design supervision by Studio Khara (Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition, Shin Godzilla (Pre Visualization Development)). 

The series is being directed by Shigeyuki Miya (director and character designer of Onihei; director of The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior) and Tomomi Kamiya (Yotsuiro Biyori). The series composition and screenplay were written by Ichiro Okouchi (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury; story draft and series composition on Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion). 

Additional staff includes chief animation direction and character design by Tetsuya Nishio (Naruto; Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG); Kaiju design by Mahiro Maeda (concept art and designer on Mad Max: Fury Road; Godzilla Image Designer on Shin Godzilla; Director and Concept Art Director on Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time); art direction by Shinji Kimura (Tekkonkinkreet; Blood Blockade Battlefront), cinematography by Eiji Arai (Kuroko’s Basketball; PSYCHO-PASS) editing by Aya Hida (Attack on Titan; 2019’s Fruits Basket), and music composed by Yuta Bandoh (Towako Omameda and Her Three Ex-husbands; BELLE). 

The opening song “Abyss” is performed by YUNGBLUD and the ending song “Nobody” is performed by OneRepublic

Japanese voice cast and characters:

  • Masaya Fukunishi as Kafka Hibino / Kaiju No. 8
  • Asami Seto as Mina Ashiro
  • Wataru Katoh as Reno Ichikawa
  • Fairouz Ai as Kikoru Shinomiya
  • Kengo Kawanishi as Soshiro Hoshina
  • Yuki Shin as Iharu Furuhashi
  • Keisuke Komoto as Haruichi Izumo
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi as Aoi Kaguragi
  • Sayaka Senbongi as Konomi Okonogi
  • Tessho Genda as Isao Shinomiya
  • Hiroyuki Yoshino as Kaiju No. 9
  • Kenta Miyake as Kaiju No. 10

English voice cast and characters:

  • Nazeeh Tarsha as Kafka Hibino / Kaiju No. 8
  • Katelyn Barr as Mina Ashiro
  • Adam McArthur as Reno Ichikawa
  • Abigail Blythe as Kikoru Shinomiya
  • Landon McDonald as Soshiro Hoshina
  • Ben Stegmair as Iharu Furuhashi
  • Howard Wang as Haruichi Izumo
  • Jonah Scott as Aoi Kaguragi
  • Celeste Perez as Konomi Okonogi
  • Christopher Wehkamp as Isao Shinomiya
  • Alejandro Saab as Kaiju No. 9
  • Brent Mukai as Kaiju No. 10

Follow news and announcements about the anime via #KaijuNo8. See more on via the English language website for the anime here! Official English Twitter: twitter.com/KaijuNo8_O_EN Official Website: kaiju-no8.net/en

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