Monday, July 1, 2024

“Kaiju No. 8” – Production Underway on New Season of Crunchyroll Series

Popular anime series “Kaiju No. 8” may have just concluded its inaugural season on Crunchyroll, and the streaming service announced over the weekend that production is already underway on a sequel season.

Crunchyroll will broadcast the series’ return in 200 territitories and countries worldwide, with broadcast information TBA.

Production I.G (Psycho-PassGhost in the Shell) animates the series, with kaiju artwork and design supervision by Studio Khara (Evangelion: New Theatrical EditionShin Godzilla (Pre Visualization Development)). The anime is adapted from the original manga created by Naoya Matsumoto.

The official synopsis: “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 Kaiiju 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.”

As for voice cast, Masaya Fukunishi voices Kafka Hibino/Kaiju No. 8, Wataru Katoh plays Reno Ichikawa, and Asami Seto voices Mina Ashiro.

The series is being directed by Shigeyuki Miya (director and character designer of Onihei; director of The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior) and Tomomi Kamiya (Yotsuiro Biyori). The series composition and screenplay were written by Ichiro Okouchi (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury;  story draft and series composition on Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion).

Additional staff includes chief animation direction and character design by Tetsuya Nishio (Naruto; Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG); Kaiju design by Mahiro Maeda (concept art and designer on Mad Max: Fury Road; Godzilla Image Designer on Shin Godzilla; Director and Concept Art Director on Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time); art direction by Shinji Kimura (Tekkonkinkreet; Blood Blockade Battlefront), cinematography by Eiji Arai (Kuroko’s Basketball; PSYCHO-PASS) editing by Aya Hida (Attack on Titan; 2019’s Fruits Basket), and music composed by Yuta Bandoh (Towako Omameda and Her Three Ex-husbands; BELLE).

The opening song “Abyss” is performed by YUNGBLUD and the ending song “Nobody” is performed by OneRepublic.

Watch the sequel seies announcement teaser below.


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