The anime adaptation of Kaiju No. 8, the most popular Shōnen Jump+ series, has been belittled by fans because of its art style which goes from the manga.
On Twitter, fans of Kaiju No. 8 expressed their disappointment the approaching anime adaptation by Production I.G looks “off” when compared to original manga art style by series creator Naoya Matsumoto. Fans also asked the caliber of the Kaiju No. 8 anime character designs, fearing maybe it’s a warning sign for poor animation.
Kaiju No. 8 Anime and Manga Designs Don’t Compare
Twitter user MangakaSelim submitted a side-by-side comparison from the manga types of Kaiju No. 8 using the anime. Visually, there’s a far more mature, somber turn to the figures within the manga compared to the anime. The anime figures will also be more circular in design, foregoing the angular appearance of the manga. Certain figures in the series are also slightly redesigned for that anime, for example Reno Ichikawa no more getting spiky hair. While the caliber of the anime art style for Kaiju No. 8 is subjective, the variations between it and also the source material are sufficient to result in concern for longtime readers.
What’s Kaiju No. 8?
Released on This summer 3, 2020, Kaiju No. 8 is really a Japanese sci-fi fantasy series that can take devote a global populated by monsters known as “kaiju,” like Godzilla. Kafka Hibino, a 32-year-old who functions as a kaiju disposal cleaner, gains a kaiju’s power following a small one flies inside his body through his mouth. Together with his newly found forces, Kafka re-pertains to the Defense Pressure, a Japanese military organization focused on eliminating the kaiju. He wishes to finally fulfill his childhood commitment of fighting alongside Mina Ashiro, who’s the 27-year-old captain from the Third Division from the Defense Pressure.
The anime adaptation of Kaiju No. 8 is handled by Production I.G, the animation studio behind series like Ghost within the Covering: Standalone Complex, Fena: Pirate Princess and Psycho-Pass. Studio Khara (Rebuild of Evangelion) is supervising the kaiju designs and artwork for that anime. A teaser trailer for Kaiju No. 8‘s adaptation was launched in 12 ,. 2022.
Kaiju No. 8‘s anime adaptation will premiere between 2024.