Kaiju No. 8 Gets A Spin-Off Manga Covering The Off-Duty Days Of The Main Characters

The spin-off will begin serializing from June 4, 2024, in the upcoming Saikyou Jump issue 7/2024.

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Twitter’s manga expert @MangaMoguraRE revealed that Naoya Matsumoto’s Kaiju No. 8 is getting a spin-off manga called “Kaiju No. 8 Relax”, which will begin serializing from June 4, 2024, in the upcoming Saikyou Jump issue 7/2024.

This spin-off, penned by Watanabe Kizuku, will cover the off-duty days of Kafka and the others, basically if Kaiju No. 8 was a Slice of Life manga.

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.

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 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 of standing next to Mina as they protect humanity from Kaiju together.

A dream frozen by time, thawed by a burning promise.
Source: Twitter