Kaiju No. 8 Can Not Only Attract Godzilla Fans But Also Those Who are Tired of the MCU

Kaiju No. 8's target audience could be more than just fans of Godzilla.

Kaiju No. 8 Can Not Only Attract Godzilla Fans But Also Those Who are Tired of the MCU


  • Kaiju No. 8 manga is receiving an anime adaptation which will be premiering this April.
  • Marvel fans who have gotten tired of the complex storytelling could also have fun watching the series.
  • Creator Naoya Matsumoto has high hopes for the performance of the anime series.
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Kaiju is the newest sensation as far as the entertainment is concerned. From manga to movies, Kaiju’s hold on the entertainment world is becoming progressively stronger. A new addition to this ever-growing list of all Kaiju projects is the anime series Kaiju No. 8.


The success of movies like Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire and Godzilla Minus One speaks volumes about the craze for projects featuring Godzilla. It will not be surprising to see fans of the big beast jump at the chance to watch the series. However, these might not be the only fans who would enjoy watching the series.

Marvel Entertained Millions of Fans for Years

Robert Downey Jr. in and as Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr. in and as Iron Man

Marvel has entertained the audience with its comics and TV series for decades. It was not until 2008 that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) was formed, partly thanks to Robert Downey Jr.‘s impressive performance as Iron Man in the first-ever MCU movie.


The MCU kept evolving and there was a time when it enjoyed a reputation of being one of the most beloved franchises in the world. From kids to adults, the franchise fueled the fire for all, whether the viewers were superhero enthusiasts or just action lovers.

Marvel Fans Might Find Kaiju No. 8 More Enjoyable

Kaiju No. 8
Kafka Hibino in a still from the Kaiju No. 8 trailer

In a surprising turn of events, the past couple of years have seen a downward trend in the performance of the superhero genre. As far as the poor performance of the MCU movies and shows is concerned, the complex storytelling is partially why fans find it hard to relax and enjoy watching their favorite superheroes on the big screen.

Instead, they are left analyzing every dialogue and dissecting every scene. This makes the watching experience much less enjoyable than what it used to be. This is exactly why the anime series Kaiju No. 8 might give a chance to Marvel fans to sit back and watch impeccable action sequences unfold without worrying about the ulterior meanings of scenes.


In short, the upcoming anime series is simple but effective. Monsters and action will be abundant, and the series will strive for perfection through simplicity. This simplicity that Marvel fans once adored seems to have been given up by the franchise and is evidently not faring well.

What is Kaiju No. 8 About?

A still from the Kaiju No. 8 trailer
A still from the Kaiju No. 8 trailer

Kaiju No. 8 is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto. Although some assume it is a ripoff of Attack on Titan, that could not be further from the truth. The story follows a man named Kafka Hibino who gains the power of becoming a kaiju after ingesting one. Kafka navigates his power while attempting to fulfill his promise to a friend in a world plagued by monster attacks.

During the Crunchyroll Industry Panel at New York Comic Con, a special pre-recorded message from creator Matsumoto was shared in which he expressed his excitement saying (via Animation Magazine):


“To anyone dealing with the complexities of reality that reads this manga, I hope it can help make your future a little brighter, too. Next year when Kaiju No. 8 begins to air in America and worldwide, I’ll be looking forward to seeing your reactions. I hope you’re looking forward to it, too!”

Production I.G. is producing the anime series with kaiju artwork and design supervision by Studio Khara. The series will be streamed on Crunchyroll outside of Asia at the same time as it is aired in Japan (via Anime News Network).

Kaiju No. 8 will premiere on Crunchyroll on April 13, 2024.


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