The anime “Kaiju No. 8” is set to be adapted into a game for smartphones and PCs for the first time. Alongside this announcement, the first trailer featuring intense battles between Kaiju No. 8 and the Defense Corps’ 3rd Division, as well as a key visual with the tagline “Break through. A strike from the Kaiju dimension,” have been released.

“Kaiju No. 8” is a TV anime based on Matsumoto Naoya ‘s manga, which has been serialized on Shueisha’s manga app “Shonen Jump+” since July 2020. The manga has over 13 million copies in circulation, including digital editions, and has won numerous manga awards.

The story is set in a world where kaiju frequently threaten people. Hibino Kafka, who works in kaiju clean-up, rekindles his dream of joining the “Japan Defense Force” to fight kaiju. Just as he starts pursuing this dream again, he is transformed into a powerful kaiju by a mysterious small kaiju. Named “Kaiju No. 8,” Kafka becomes a fugitive throughout Japan but continues to fight against kaiju disasters while holding onto his dream of becoming a defense force member.

The game adaptation for smartphones and PCs is a joint project planned, produced, developed, and operated by Akatsuki Games, with participation from Toho and Production I.G, who are also involved in the anime. Following the airing of episode 10 of the anime, a teaser site, official X (formerly Twitter), official YouTube channel, and a special recruitment site for game developers were launched.

The first trailer, revealed simultaneously with the announcement, depicts intense battles between Kaiju No. 8 and the Defense Corps’ 3rd Division in a city ravaged by kaiju attacks. Fans are eagerly anticipating how the world and action scenes of “Kaiju No. 8,” which have been well-received in the anime, will be portrayed in the game. Additionally, the key visual shows Kaiju No. 8 poised with a colossal kaiju-sized fist, ready to strike, in line with the tagline “Break through. A strike from the Kaiju dimension.”

The “Kaiju No. 8” smartphone and PC game, tentatively titled “Kaiju No. 8 THE GAME,” will be free-to-play with in-app purchases and available on the App Store, Google Play, and Steam. Stay tuned for more updates.

Title: Kaiju No. 8 THE GAME (tentative title)
– Planning, Production, Development, Operation: Akatsuki Games Inc.
– Production and Promotion Cooperation: Toho Co., Ltd., Production I.G
– Distribution: Akatsuki Games Inc.
– Platforms: App Store, Google Play, Steam
– Price: Free-to-play (in-app purchases)
(C) Defense Corps 3rd Division (C) Matsumoto Naoya / Shueisha
(C) Akatsuki Games Inc. / TOHO CO., LTD. / Production I.G