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'Kaiju No. 8' manga series exceeds 1.5 million copies in circulation

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: March 26, 2021 at 8:55 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter of Kaiju No. 8's author Naoya Matsumoto has revealed on Friday that the manga series has exceeded 1.5 million copies in circulation with physical and digital copies combined. The author posted a photo of the first and second volume of the manga with a post caption stating the feat. The newest reprinted second volume will start shipping in Japan on March 31.

Kaiju No. 8 is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto which has been serialized on Shueisha's Shōnen Jump+ application and website since July 2020. It has been collected into individual tankōbon volumes with the first volume released on December 4, 2020. The second volume was released on March 4, 2021.

Plot via Wiki:

In Japan, monsters known as kaiju regularly attack the populace with the Japanese Defense Force tasked with killing them. After their town was destroyed by kaiju when they were children, childhood friends Kafka Hibino and Mina Ashiro both vowed to become members of the Defense Force. Mina has become famous as commander of the Defense Force's Third Unit, but Kafka has failed the examination numerous times and is a member of the clean up crew, Monster Sweeper Inc., whose job it is to dispose of the monsters' dead bodies after battle. After a small talking monster flies into his body via his mouth, Kafka gains the ability to turn into a monster himself, which gets dubbed "Kaiju No. 8" by the Defense Force. Kafka remains fully cognizant while in the form, but gains superhuman strength, and becomes the first monster to escape the Defense Force.


Source: Kaiju No.8's author Naoya Matsumoto Official Twitter


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