THE SUCCESS OF THE MANGA OF KAIJU NO. 8 MAKES FANS THINK IT COULD BE THE NEXT JUJUTSU KAISEN. BUT THAT’S A LOT MISSING TIME
Currently, the Jujutsu Kaisen manga is doing quite well. Many of these are due to MAPPA’s excellent work with their anime.
Because of that, some think it repeats the same thing that happened with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, whose animated adaptation of ufotable helped a lot to pass more than 100 million copies sold. Now, there are those who believe that another work could achieve the same.
JUJUTSU KAISEN SUCCESSFUL THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF THE ANIME
In this case, it is Kaiju No. 8, by the mangaka Naoya Matsumoto and which debuted in July 2020. This is the story of Kafka Hibino, a young man who wanted to join the Japanese Defense Force to fight against the kaiju that devastate Japan .
It should be noted that the term mentioned above applies to giant beasts, such as Godzilla and other monsters created by TOHO, as well as the creatures that the Jaegers face in the Pacific Rim franchise.
Unfortunately, Hibino cannot fulfill his dream, as he failed all the tests to enter the military.
Resigned, he joins Monster Sweeper Inc., a company that is responsible for cleaning and collecting the remains of the defeated kaiju.
While he works he is infected by a creature related to the colossi, and acquires the ability to transform into one of them. This is how his adventures begin. This story has become very popular.
KAIJU NO. 8 HE IS ON THE GOOD WAY, BUT HAS A LOT MISSING
So much so, that the first compilation volume of Kaiju No. 8 was the best-selling of 2020. That in the category of first installments of a series, where Tite Kubo’s Burn the Witch came in second place.
The second volume also did very well. You already have a million copies in print (unsold). It is the manga available in Shonen Jump + that reaches this mark the fastest. But is it enough to have an anime like Jujutsu Kaisen?
Or in that case, as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba? No, and we tell you why. With just two volumes, it is impossible for Kaiju No. 8 to have an anime.
The most I could get right now is an OVA / Movie, like Burn the Witch, and nothing else. To get a series of 12-13 episodes you would need a minimum of four to six volumes. We highly doubt that Shueisha wants to do anything with the show right now.
The publisher and Matsumoto are most likely happy with the results. But this is not the time for Kaiju No. 8 to have an anime.
It could take a few years for that to happen. This is the only way it will be seen if it manages to catch up with Jujutsu Kaisen. It’s too soon. If you want to read the manga, you can do it on Manga Plus.