Shueisha publishers released a promotional video for the launch of the manga's second compiled volume written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto, Kaijuu 8-gou (Monster No. 8). The statement also revealed that the work has exceeded one million cumulative copies in circulation, being the fastest of those published on the Shonen Jump Plus service to achieve this goal.
On the other hand, Matsumoto began publishing the manga through Shueisha publisher's Shonen Jump Plus service in July 2020. The publisher published the first compiled volume on December 4, followed by the second on March 4 in Japan.
Kaijuu 8-gou Synopsis
Grotesque Godzilla-like monsters called "kaijuu" have been popping up in Japan for many years. To combat these beasts, an elite military unit known as the Defense Corps risks their lives daily to protect civilians. Once a creature dies, the “sweepers”, who work under the Kaijuu Professional Cleaning Corporation, stay behind to dispose of its remains. 32-year-old Kafka Hibino is dissatisfied with his job as a street sweeper. From a young age, he has aspired to join the Defense Corps and kill kaijuus for a living. However, after a few unsuccessful attempts, he abandoned his dreams and resigned himself to the mediocrity that earned him a decent salary. However, when an ambitious 18-year-old recruit named Leno Ichikawa joins his cleaning crew, Kafka remembers once again his desire to join the military.After a chain of unfortunate events and an interaction with the young street sweeper, Kafka is he encounters a parasite-type kaijuu that makes its way through his mouth, turning him into a humanoid monster. With his new powers, Kafka aims to give his lifelong dream one last shot.
Source: Comic Natalie
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