Naoya Matsumoto Celebrates Kaiju No. 8’s Premiere with an Illustration that Proves His Faith in the Upcoming Anime

Naoya Matsumoto shares a Kaiju No. 8 artwork following the debut of the anime series.

Naoya Matsumoto Celebrates Kaiju No. 8’s Premiere with an Illustration that Proves His Faith in the Upcoming Anime

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  • The first episode of Naoya Matsumoto's masterwork, Kaiju No. 8, debuted on Crunchyroll on April 13, 2024, marking the work's recent entry into the anime realm.
  • Matsumoto celebrated the debut of the first episode of his masterwork uniquely.
  • To commemorate the start of the anime adaptation and to express his confidence in the series' overall success, the manga creator shared an illustration with the anime community.
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Kaiju No. 8, the masterpiece of Naoya Matsumoto, recently entered the anime world with its debut episode being released on Crunchyroll on April 13, 2024. The episode had a great response from anime fans and the series has lived up to its expectations of being one of the most awaited anime series of Spring 2024.

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Kaiju No. 8
Kaiju No. 8

Matsumoto, on the other hand, celebrated the premiere of the first episode differently. The manga creator shared an illustration with the anime fans to mark the beginning of the anime adaptation and to show his faith in the overall success of the series.

As fans were enjoying the introduction of the kaiju-infested world, and Kafka, the protagonist of the series, the artwork by the creator appeared as a sweet surprise for the fans who are now waiting for the release of the second episode.

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Naoya Matsumoto Surprises Fans With a Kaiju No. 8 Artwork

The story of Kaiju No. 8 follows the adventure of Kafka Hibino, who is a cleaner in one of the organizations that deal with huge monsters or “Kaiju”. However, his world changes when a small Kaiju flies into his mouth and gives him the ability to transform into a Kaiju. The story is being adapted by Production I.G., and the first episode got a great response.

To celebrate the debut of the anime series, Matsumoto shared an illustration that featured Kafka in the Kaiju form, his friend Reno Ichikawa, and a robotic cat, watching the first episode of Kaiju No. 8 on a flatscreen TV.

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This illustration proved Matsumoto’s faith in the series and the response it will receive from anime fans in the future.

Kaiju No. 8 Episode 1
Kaiju No. 8 Episode 1

The first episode of Kaiju No. 8 titled “The Man Who Became a Kaiju” shared a glimpse into the past of Kafka and his friendship with Mina Ashiro. It also focuses on a Kaiju attack which almost killed Kafka but reunited him with Mina. As the episode ends, Kafka is seen conversing with Reno, as a small Kaiju flies into Kafka’s mouth and turns him into a Kaiju.

Kaiju No. 8 Episode 2 Release Date

The first episode of the series has excelled in all categories. It brilliantly portrayed the events from the manga, had great animation and the voice actors perfectly adapted the characters. Kaiju No. 8 manga fans were happy and satisfied to see Production I.G. doing justice to Matsumoto’s series. 

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Kafka - Kaiju No. 8
Kafka – Kaiju No. 8 | TOHO Animation

And now, anime fans are waiting for the second episode, which will stream live at the same time as it airs in Japan. Also, the episode will be released for viewing on Saturday, April 20 at 8:30 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST), 11:30 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST), and 4:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

The second episode will focus on Kafka’s first experience as a Kaiju, and how he and Reno figure out what to do next, and whether or not he still wants to join the Defense Force to fulfill his promise to his childhood friend, Mina.

You can watch Kaiju No. 8 on Crunchyroll.

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