What is Kaiju No. 8 About? Fans Are Calling it the ‘My Hero Academia-Killer’ after Trailer Release

Japan is a country known for its fondness of its Kaiju genre, essentially meaning “Monster” in a simple translation of the word. This is proved through the presence of many Japanese cultural phenomenon figures that are monsters, including the likes of Godzilla.

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Following the legacy, it looks like the anime industry of Japan is ready to deliver another banger of a series after the anime adaptation of Kaiju No. 8, a manga series, was confirmed recently.

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What Is Kaiju No. 8 About

Written by Naoya Matsumoto, Kaiju No. 8 is a fairly recent manga. With its first-ever serialization occurring in 2020, it has managed to get an animated adaptation fairly quickly, and fans are all for it.

The manga covers the story of Kafka Hibino, a 32-year-old clean-up worker who somehow has managed to become a Kaiju himself after years of trying to get into the “Defence Force” which protects humanity against monsters.

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Getting recognized as “Kaiju No. 8” from that point onwards, he embarks on a journey where he attempts to save the citizens of Japan against other Kaijus.

Kaiju No. 8
Official Cover Art For Kaiju No. 8 Anime

The official trailer for the animated adaptation dropped this Saturday, i.e. August 5th, bringing with it a joy to many fans who awaited this very moment. The trailer showed how the anime will be packed with fast-paced motion as well as the action the audience demands.

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Why Kaiju No. 8 Is Called My Hero Academia Killer

Regardless of how the story develops, the upcoming Kaiju No. 8 adds to an already long list of shōnen anime, meaning it will be compared with other anime of the same category occasionally.

And while it can not even dare come close to the legacy animes like Naruto and
One Piece have managed to build for themselves, but fans have started comparing it to another anime of the same league, which is My Hero Academia.

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Kaiju No. 8 vs My Hero Academia
Kaiju No. 8 Being Compared To My Hero Academia

It is being debated how the Kaiju No. 8 animated series brings a lot more to the table than what My Hero Academia has been doing for all these years.

The trailer has also given fans some confidence in how their series is way better in terms of story development as well as animation when compared to the other.
Many even argue how the upcoming anime is essentially, in every fundamental way, better than the likes of My Hero Academia.

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