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Kaiju tales typically dwell and die not simply on the monster itself, however whoever’s combating towards (or with) it. Whether or not it’s the army, different monsters, or large robots, a part of the enjoyable may be seeing what’s capable of go blow-for-blow with a large beast that shoots fireplace out of its eyes or some such.

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The upcoming anime Kaiju No. 8 takes a barely totally different method to this age outdated punch up by having its titular kaiju be a shapeshifting superhero. Our hero is one Kafka Hibino (voiced by Masaya Fukunishi), a beefcake working as a kaiju janitor after they’re inevitably destroyed in an enormous city-wrecking battle. Someday after work, a smaller kaiju actually flies into his mouth, and whereas he’s capable of keep his sentience, he finally ends up with some powers, together with the flexibility to shift between human and kaiju varieties at will. Thus, Kafka elects to affix the Kaiju Protection Drive, working alongside his childhood pal Mina (Asami Seto) whereas additionally attempting to maintain his twin life secret so he doesn’t get executed.


Kaiju No. 8 relies on a breakout 2020 manga of the identical identify from Naoya Matsumoto, and the brand new trailer establishes how a lot Kafka’s life is (and can quickly be) formed by kaiju. His complete life revolves round cleansing up their messes, and watching the Protection Drive on TV provides him a good larger sense of longing, significantly because it appears hasn’t seen Mina in years. Superhero tales are at their strongest when the skilled and private lives of the primary character collide, and it seems like that collision will probably be a fairly large one.

Manufacturing I.G. (Ghost within the Shell) and Studio Khara (Neon Genesis Evangelion) are working collectively on Kaiju No. 8, which is able to launch in April 2024.

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