Kaiju No. 8 Manga Might Be Ending Soon!? Author Comments On 15 Million Copies Sale Milestone

Kaiju No. 8’s currently ongoing arc titled “The Last Wave Arc” began with Chapter 96 on Oct 27, 2023.

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The staff members of Kaiju No. 8 manga reported on July 4, 2024, that the manga has 15 million copies in circulation, 1 million more than what was reported in June! The sales come from the collected manga volumes that have been printed (physically) and sold (digitally) as of the release of volume 13.

Author Naoya Matsumoto posted a message in honor of the milestone, stating that “the story might be reaching its peak” and expressing his gratitude to everyone who read the story. The full comment goes as follows:

“As of the release of the 13th manga volume on July 4, ‘Kaiju No. 8’ has exceeded 15 million copies printed in Japan!

It’s with the support of so many readers, both those who have been reading the manga for a long time and those who have newly started after watching the anime, we have been able to accumulate such a large number of readers! I am truly grateful to all of you.

Though the story might be reaching its climax but I will continue to draw ‘Kaiju No. 8’ with all my might, so please continue to support the series!”

As of writing this piece, Kaiju No. 8 has released 110 chapters, with chapter 111 coming out on July 11. The currently ongoing arc titled “The Last Wave Arc” began with Chapter 96 on Oct 27, 2023.

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 12 tankōbon volumes as of April 2024.

An anime television series adaptation produced by Production I.G. premiered 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: Crunchyroll, Comic Natalie