Kaiju No. 8 Episode 2 – When is it Releasing and What Happens Next? – Explained

Kaiju No. 8 season one episode two is just around the corner.

Kaiju No. 8 Episode 2 - When is it Releasing and What Happens Next? – Explained


  • Kaiju No. 8 has everyone excited with season one set to have 12 episodes, with the first episode having released on April 13, 2024.
  • After watching episode one, fans are eagerly waiting for episode two to see how the story unfolds with so much kaiju rampage.
  • Kafka Hibino was attacked by a kaiju at the end of episode one and it made him into a kaiju, which is the beginning of his journey.
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One of the most anticipated anime of 2024 was released on April 13, 2024. Naoya Matsumoto’s Kaiju No. 8 made its anime debut with a lot of expectations riding on it. The trailer was released earlier this year and painted a vivid picture for the fans of the adventure and action in the upcoming anime.


Kaiju No. 8 manga is still ongoing. The first episode was a massive hit among the fans, and everyone is eagerly waiting for the second episode. They want to know when the second episode will air and all the details regarding the timing and languages in which it will be released. With episode one having set the pace, more is set to unfold in Kaiju No. 8 season one episode two.

Kaiju No. 8 Episode 2 Release Date Revealed

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Kaiju No. 8 (Crunchyroll)

The Kaiju No. 8 trailer confirmed that it was scheduled to premiere in April 2024. Likewise, the first episode, “The Man Who Became a Kaiju,” premiered on April 13, 2024. It is going to follow the weekly pattern of releasing one episode every week. Kaiju No. 8 season one episode two is scheduled to be released on April 20, 2024, at 12:30 A.M. JST.


According to the British Summer Time, it will be released at 4:30 P.M. There won’t be any waiting for the fans since episode two will air at the same time as Japanese TV. Soon after its release, it will be available with different subtitles. The subtitles include English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American, German, French, Arabic, and Castilian Spanish. Apart from the subbed versions, there will also be dubbed versions of Naoya Matsumoto’s magnum opus.

Kaiju No. 8
Kafka Hibino (Credit: Crunchyroll)

The dubbed version will be available in Castilian Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, English, Spanish, Latin American, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Kaiju No. 8 season one will have 12 episodes. So, it will most likely run for twelve weeks if there are no off-weeks. It will also have a Blu-Ray Disc release after season one wraps up. Fans have marked the Saturdays on their calendars since it is the day when Kaiju will attack Yokohama City.


Kaiju No. 8 Has An Intriguing Plot

The first episode of Kaiju No. 8 featured the main protagonist, Kafka Hibino, who is a cleaner of the Anti-Kaiju Defence Force. After the Kaiju is killed, the cleaners clean up the mess and collect samples for researchers. Hibino’s childhood friend, Ashiro, is a celebrated officer of the Anti-Kaiju Defence Force and has slayed hundreds of Kaiju. While both of them aspired to join the Defence Force, Ashiro seemed to have left Hibino far behind in rank.

A still from the Kaiju No. 8 trailer
Kafka Hibino running from the Kaiju (Credit: Crunchyroll)

One fine day, Hibino and his colleague, Ishikawa, were attacked by a comparatively smaller kaiju. To save Ishikawa, Hibino pushed him out of the way and distracted the kaiju. He asked Ishikawa to call the Defence Force. Hibino ran for his life, and after some time, when the kaiju was about to kill him, Ashiro appeared and killed the kaiju. Injured, Hibino and Ishikawa were quickly taken to the hospital.

The protagonist was thinking about his childhood on the hospital bed when suddenly, a tiny flying kaiju appeared out of nowhere. It quickly entered Hibino’s mouth and went inside him. Writhing in pain, Ishikawa came to his aid, only to find out he had turned into a kaiju. Kaiju No. 8 episode 2 will mark the start of a new journey for Kafka Hibino.

kafka hibino encounters the tiny flying kaiju
Kafka Hibino encounters the tiny flying kaiju (Credit: Crunchyroll)

A kaiju has forcefully entered his body, transforming him into a kaiju. It will interesting to see how the Anti-Defence Force treats him. He can be treated as a threat or an evolution of the human species. For the moment, Kafka Hibino is busy trying to escape the hospital.

Kaiju No. 8 is available on Crunchyroll.

Priyanko Chakraborty

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Priyanko is a Content Writer at FandomWire, and specializes in anime. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Economics. Priyanko has previously worked as a content writing intern. He spends half of his day writing on anime, and the other half watching it.