Kaiju No. 8 Anime Casts Hiroyuki Yoshino and More

Kaiju No. 8

On Saturday, the official Twitter account for the Kaju No. 8 manga announced two new cast members.

The newly announced cast members are, from left to right in the images above:

  • Hiroyuki Yoshino as Kaiju No. 9
  • Tomokazu Sugita as Takamichi Hotaka

On Saturday, both characters made an appearance in “Fortitude 9.8,” the anime’s fourth episode.

The anime stars:

  • Masaya Fukunishi as Kafka Hibino/Kaiju No. 8
  • Wataru Kato as Reno Ichikawa
  • Asami Seto as Mina Ashiro
  • Fairouz Ai as Kikoru Shinomiya
  • Kengo Kawanishi as Soshiro Hoshina
  • Yūki Shin as Iharu Furuhashi
  • Keisuke Komoto as Haruichi Izumo
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi as Aoi Kaguragi
  • Tomohiro Ono as Yoshimura
  • Jun Fukushima as Miike
  • Yutaka Aoyama as Masahide Tokuda
  • Mitsuru Miyamoto as Mizoguchi
  • Takuya Masumoto as Kinugasa
  • Ivan Shibata as Mori

The staff members for the anime are as follows:

  • Original Manga: Naoya Matsumoto
  • Director: Shigeyuki Miya and Tomomi Kamiya
  • Series Composition and Screenplay: Ichiro Okouchi
  • Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Tetsuya Nishio
  • Kaiju Design: Mahiro Maeda
  • Art Director: Shinji Kimura
  • Color Design: Izumi Hirose
  • 3DCG Director: Masaru Matsumoto
  • Director of Photography: Eiji Arai
  • Editor: Aya Hida
  • Sound Director: Fumiyuki Go
  • Music: Yuta Bandoh
  • Kaiju Design & Works: Studio Khara
  • Animation Production: Production I.G.

The anime is based on Naoya Matsumoto’s manga Kaiju No. 8.

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.

An anime television series adaptation produced by Production I.G. is set to premiere in April 2024.

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: ANN