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Kaiju No. 8 (怪獣8号, Kaijū 8-gō, 8Kaijuu) or Monster #8 is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto.

Plot[]

Grotesque, monsters called "kaiju" have been appearing around Japan for many years. To combat these beasts, an elite military unit known as the Defense Corps risks their lives daily to protect civilians. Once a creature is killed, "sweepers"—working under the Professional Kaijuu Cleaner Corporation—are left to dispose of its remains.

Kafka Hibino, a 32-year-old man, is unsatisfied with his job as a sweeper. From a young age, he has aspired to join the Defense Corps and kill kaiju for a living. After a few failed attempts, however, he gave up on his dreams and resigned himself to the mediocrity that provided a decent paycheck. Nevertheless, when an ambitious, 18-year-old recruit named Leno Ichikawa joins his cleaning team, Kafka is once again reminded of his desire to join the military.

Following a chain of unfortunate events and an interaction with the junior sweeper, Kafka encounters a parasite-type kaiju that forces its way in through his mouth—turning him into a humanoid monster. With his newfound powers, Kafka aims to give his lifelong dream a final try.[1]

Chapters & Volumes[]

Kaiju No. 8 currently consists of 58 chapters, 43 of which are compiled into 5 volumes of the Jump Comics trade paperback.

# Release date Volume
1 December 4, 2020 Volume 1
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2 March 4, 2021 Volume 2
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3 June 4, 2021 Volume 3
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4 September 3, 2021 Volume 4
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List of Chapters

5 December 3, 2021 Volume 5
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6 March 4, 2022 Volume 6
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Chapters not yet in tankōbon format:

Reception[]

  • As of December 25, 2020, there are 430,000 Copies of Kaiju No. 8 in circulation.
  • As of January 27, 2021, there are 550,000 Copies of Kaiju No. 8 in circulation.
  • As of February 21, 2021, there are 1,000,000 copies of Kaiju No. 8 in circulation
  • As of March 4, 2021, there are 1,200,000 Copies of Kaiju No. 8 in circulation.
  • As of March 26, 2021, there are 1,500,000 Copies of Kaiju No. 8 in circulation.
  • As of June 1, 2021, there are 2,500,000 Copies of Kaiju No. 8 in circulation.
  • As of June 14, 2021, there are 3,000,000 copies of Kaiju No. 8 in circulation.
  • As of August 22, 2021, there are 4,000,000 copies of Kaiju No. 8 in circulation.
  • As of February 21, 2022, there are 6,700,000 copies of Kaiju No. 8 in circulation.

2. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-06-14/kaiju-no-8-is-fastest-shonen-jump-plus-manga-to-top-3-million-copies-in-circulation/.173935

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