Naoya Matsumoto’s popular comic “Monster No. 8,” serialized in “Shonen Jump +” since July 2020, will be adapted into an anime.
It will be broadcast in 2024. In addition, it has been announced that Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) and Studio Color (Evangelion) will be in charge of the animation production and monster design and works, respectively.
A teaser PV and teaser visual have also been released.
Japan is a monster-populated country where monsters occur as disasters.
The “Japan Defense Force” fights to protect people’s daily lives in this world.
In the teaser PV, which is the first anime footage, the main character, Kafka Hibino, stands in a town destroyed by monsters in the pouring cold rain.
A humanoid monster, also known as Kaiju No. 8, appears in the background. What is reflected in its eyes when it looks back?
The images of the unstoppable rain, the devastated city, and the lonely monster’s back give a sense of disquiet and melancholy, while at the same time raising a sense of anticipation as a prelude to the grand story that is about to unfold.
The music, newly written by the film’s accompanist, further enhances the atmosphere.
The teaser visual depicts the powerful Kaiju No. 8, with a shimmering blue light.
The silhouette of the monster’s body also evokes a powerful force, symbolizing the immense energy of Kaiju No. 8.
This monster, which is swinging its fist vigorously, ready to destroy anything at any moment, is either a savior or a disaster. ……
In a world where monsters terrorize people on a daily basis.
Kafka Hibino wanted to join the “Japan Defense Force” to defeat the monsters, but he gave up on that dream and started working for a cleaning company specializing in monsters.
We will annihilate the monsters together.
Kafka is disappointed that he is unable to fight alongside his childhood friend, Mina Ashira, who has come into the limelight as the commander of the 3rd Squadron.
However, when he meets Ichikawa Reno, who is aiming to become a member of the Defense Forces, the time that had stopped moving begins to move.
To stand next to Mina. To protect people from monsters. Kafka once again begins to pursue his former dream.
-But he did not know.
The threat of the monsters is approaching in an unexpected way.