Kaiju No. 8 Manga Announces New Spin-off Manga.

Howdy! Manga Readers, ready for some thrilling Manga News? Well, Shueisha Saikyo Jump Magazine’s June issue brings Kizuku Watanabe (Koro Teacher Quest!) to draw Matsumoto’s Kaiju No. 8 manga. The manga is titled Kaiju No.8 Relax and is all set to be released in the magazine’s next issue on June 4.

Kaiju No. 8 Manga

Matsumoto’s original Kaiju No.8 manga debuted in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ app and website in July 2020. Later Viz Media acquired the license for English publication in North America and released the chapters both physically and digitally.

The story follows the life of a man working day and night for his job leaving behind the only thing he ever dreamed of. Soon He gets wrapped up in an unexpected situation beyond his imagination. Once Again He chases the childhood dream and the life of a monster.

Kaiju No.8

The Manga has some unbelievable sales numbers making it one of the fastest shonen Jump+ manga to reach the milestone within 28 days of its release. By 2024 the manga sold over 13 million copies worldwide.

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Another spin-off manga illustrated by Kentaro Hidano began serialization on Shonen Jump+ in Jan 2024 showing the life of other Defense force Members titled Kaiju No. 8 B-side.

The Manga has been adapted into an anime series that debuted on April 13 and currently streaming on Crunchyroll worldwide in Japanese as well as English dub. The anime is often compared to Attack on Titan and Pacific Rim by the fans.

The Manga has been nominated for and won several manga awards like it won the Best Manga Series award in Geeks D’ouro and also Tokyo’s New Manga Award. The Manga has been nominated for the 26th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.

Source: Anime News Network


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