Kaiju No.8 or Monster #8 is a Japanese manga series by Naoya Matsumoto. Its serialization began on July 3, 2020. Since that date, the manga series has been serialized for free on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ app and website simultaneously under the title “Monster #8.” As of August 2020, Naoya Matsumoto has adopted a new schedule for her manga, Kaiju #8. He released a new chapter every week for three weeks, followed by a one-week break. In March 2022, Shueisha collected all of its chapters into six tankobon volumes. The first tankobon volume shipped on December 4, 2020. Viz Media licensed the manga for release in North America under the title “Kaiju No.8.”
The story takes place in a world where Japan is regularly attacked by grotesque monsters called Kaiju. To combat these attacks, the Japanese Defense Force is trained and tasked with killing them. Kafka Hibino and Mina Ashiro are childhood friends whose village was destroyed by these monsters. So they swore to become members of the Defense Force. The premise of the story, worthy of Tokyo Ghoul, promises an action-packed horror story. If a manga reader is looking for a new action horror story, he should definitely try Kaiju No.8. So far, the buzz around this manga is pretty good. Many readers are looking forward to the anime adaptation of this manga.
More information about the plot
There are Godzilla-like monsters called “kaiju” that are rampant in Japan. And they have been appearing for many years. They represent a threat to the existence of humanity. To fight these monsters, an elite military unit was formed. They were called the Japanese Task Force or Defense Corps. They risk their lives daily fighting these Kaiju to protect the average citizen. As soon as a creature is killed, a “sweeper” is called to clean up the remains. These sweepers work under professional corporation Kaiju Cleaning.
Kafka Hibino is a 32-year-old man who is unhappy with his job as a sweeper. He always wanted to become a monster hunter, part of the respected Defense Corps. But he failed the entrance exams for this profession. And after facing failure so many times in his life, he decided to give up and continue cleaning. At least that guaranteed him a monthly salary. But everything changes when an ambitious 18-year-old recruit, Leno Ichikawa, joins his cleaning crew. Seeing this new boy, he remembers his own childhood dream of him. Kafka again tries to join the defense corps.
From there, things start to go wrong for him. This specific type of Kaiju works its way through his mouth and transforms him into a humanoid monster. Now, with his new powers and abilities, Kafka wants to lead a new life where his lifelong dream comes true.
Kaiju No.8 Chapter 57 Summary
This chapter began with the Eastern Division meeting, a strategic meeting of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th units. This story arc is called “Obedient Human”. The monster responsible for the General Manager’s murder has yet to be caught, and while he was on the run, Monster #9 claimed to start an era of monsters.
The #10 Monster that is in captivity was created by Nine. This #10 monster also said that he is a prototype and that he wants to fight the new and more powerful monsters that he will create later on. Thus, a new era of more powerful monsters appearing all over Japan is imminent if the Defense Corps fails to hunt down Monster #9. Commander Hoshina will, from now on, try to cooperate with Monster Ten to find Monster Nine.
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Kaiju No.8 Chapter 59: Release Dates
Kaiju No.8 chapter 59 was supposed to be released on March 3, 2022. However, we actually received chapter 58 on that day.
The 58th chapter of the manga series will be uploaded to the Viz Media site on March 26, 2022, exactly 12 days later. Keep an eye out for the chapter’s arrival on the Viz Media site. You can read it on the Viz Medi website or you can also read it on the official Mangaplus website for Shueisha and its app.