Kaijuu 8-gou

Kaiju No. 8

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Synonyms: 8Kaijuu, Monster #8, Kaiju No. Eight, Kaiju #8
Japanese: 怪獣8号
English: Kaiju No. 8
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2024 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2024
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.261 (scored by 3805438,054 users)
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Ranked: #3142
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Popularity: #985
Members: 248,815
Favorites: 1,587

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After the destruction of their hometown, childhood friends Kafka Hibino and Mina Ashiro make a pact to become officers in the Defense Force—a militarized organization tasked with protecting Japan from colossal monsters known as "kaijuu." Decades later, the 32-year-old Kafka has all but given up on his dreams of heroism. Instead, he cleans up the remains of the slaughtered kaijuu after they are defeated by valiant soldiers—including Mina, who has successfully achieved their shared goal.

Upon meeting his new coworker, Reno Ichikawa, Kafka faces a mirror of his past self: an ambitious young man whose one desire is to fight as a member of the Defense Force. Unfortunately, the two are soon involved in a freak encounter with a rogue kaijuu. Though Kafka demonstrates his innate heroic nature and rescues Reno from certain doom, he is left gravely injured.

While both men recover in a hospital, Kafka is seemingly attacked by another one of the beasts. As a result, he gains the ability to transform into a humanoid kaijuu with the strength and powers of the massive monsters menacing Japan. Dubbed "Kaijuu No. 8" by the military, Kafka resolves to use his newfound gifts for the greater good. Tied together by mutual respect, Kafka and Reno set out to join warriors like Mina at the forefront of the Defense Force.

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Morihiro, Fumi
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Opening Theme

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"Abyss" by YUNGBLUD (eps 2-)

Ending Theme

"Nobody" by OneRepublic


May 13, 2024
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
I really liked the proposal, the story is very generic but it weighs heavily on the setting, character design, personalities and how they fit into the plot. You can't get away from that much, these elements are the difference.

At these points the anime is the type that manages to keep you involved in the story, the comedy works very well and there is a certain amount of suspense too, especially in relation to the "secrets" and the unfolding of the story in these flashbacks of the protagonist, it is not the best but it is a great hobby.

In short, for the setting, characters and comedy ...
May 20, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
Let's start with the good.
- First ever instance of two popular western artists writing opening and ending score SPECIFICALLY for a japanese anime (and doing a damn good job at that)
- Weekly live streaming of new eps on twitter for everyone to watch FOR FREE
- Production I.G. getting the animation right when it comes to weapons and monsters

Now comes the bad.
- Slow and janky plot (5 eps to get past the entrance exam and random timeskips, like the three month period where Kafka was being a kaijuu on the run but casually managed to pass the written test he had been failing for a decade)
- ...
May 14, 2024
Preliminary (5/12 eps)

Synopsis: For years, kaiju have been showing up all over Japan, and the Defense Corps puts their lives on the line every day to take them down. Kafka Hibino, a 32-year-old guy, works disposing of kaiju remains. But he dreams of joining the Defense Corps, driven by a childhood promise he made to the woman who now leads this prestigious elite military group. He sucks so much that he always fails the military test and decides to give up on his dream. Then he meets an 18-year-old recruit named Leno Ichikawa who joins his cleaning team, this reminds Hibino that he's been a bitch, ...

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Is something bigger gonna happen by the end of the season ?!
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