On December 22, the Kaiju No. 8 franchise announced three more cast members for its upcoming TV anime adaptation.
The new characters are part of the anti-Kaiju Defense Force, and their cast is as follows:
- Iharu Furuhashi voiced by Yuki Shin
- Haruichi Izumo voiced by Keisuke Komoto
- Aoi Kaguragi voiced by Shunsuke Takeuchi
The anime adaptation is scheduled to premiere in Japan in April 2024 and will be produced by Production I.G.
Crunchyroll will stream the anime online.
About Kaiju No. 8:
Kaiju No. 8 is a manga series written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto.
It has been serialized for free on Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ application and website since July 2020, with its chapters collected in eleven tankōbon volumes as of December 2023.
Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Kaiju No. 8 as follows:
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 it 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 to stand next to Mina as they protect humanity from Kaiju together. A dream frozen by time, thawed by a burning promise.
Source: Comic Natalie