Through its official Twitter account, author Naoya Matsumoto confirmed that the Kaijuu 8-GOU Manga (Monster No. 8) has exceeded 5.5 million cumulative circulation copies, according to the rack shown of the fifth compilation volume of the construction site. The count includes both digital copies sold to date as the initial tire of this next volume, which will be released on December 3 in Japan.
On the other hand, Matsumoto began the publication of the manga through the Shonen Jump Plus service of the Shueisha publisher in July 2020. The publisher published the fourth compilation volume on September 3, followed by the fifth next December 3 in Japan. In the room it had already been reported that the manga already had more than 4,000,000 copies in circulation.
Synopsis of Kaijuu 8-GOU
Grotesque monsters similar to Godzilla called "Kaijuu" have been appearing in Japan for many years. To combat these beasts, a military elite unit known as a defense body risks their lives daily to protect civilians. Once a creature dies, the "sweepers", who work under the Kaijuu professional cleaning corporation, stay to get rid of their remains. Kafka Hibino, a 32-year-old man, is not satisfied with him as a sweeper. From a young age, he has aspired to join the defense body and kill Kaijuus to make a living.
However, after some failed attempts, he abandoned his dreams and resigned himself to the mediocrity that a decent salary gave him. However, when an ambitious 18-year recruit called Leno Ichikawa joins the cleaning team, Kafka once again recalls him from joining the army. After a chain of unfortunate events and an interaction with the young sweeper, Kafka meets a parasite kaijuu that opens through his mouth, turning it into a humanoid monster. With the new powers of him, Kafka aims to give him a last attempt to his dream of a lifetime.
Source: Official Twitter Account
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