The editorial Shueisha released a promotional video for the launch of the manga's second compilation volume, written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto, Kaijuu 8-Gou ((Monster # 8). The statement also revealed that the work had a total print run of more than a million copies, making it the fastest of the copies published on the service. Shonen Jump Plus in achieving this goal.
On the other hand, Matsumoto started to publish the manga through the service Shonen Jump Plus from the publisher Shueisha in July 2020. The publisher released the first compiled volume on December 4th, followed by the second on March 4th in Japan.
Kaijuu 8-gou synopsis
Grotesque Godzilla-like monsters called "Kaijuu" have appeared in Japan for many years. To fight these beasts, an elite military unit known as the Defense Corps risks their lives daily to protect the civilian population. Once a creature dies, the "sweepers" who work under the Kaijuu Professional Cleaning Corporation stay behind to dispose of its remains.
Kafka Hibino, a 32-year-old man, is not satisfied with his job as a street sweeper. From a young age he aspired to join the Defense Corps and kill Kaijuus for a living. However, after a few unsuccessful attempts, he gave up his dreams and indulged in mediocrity which earned him a decent salary. However, when an ambitious 18-year-old recruit named Leno Ichikawa joins his cleaning crew, Kafka recalls his desire to join the military.
After a chain of unfortunate events and an interaction with the young street sweeper, Kafka encounters a parasitic-type Kaijuu who breaks his mouth and turns him into a humanoid monster. With his newly discovered powers, Kafka wants to give his lifelong dream one last shot.
Source: Comic Natalie
© 松本 直 也 (著) / SHUEISHA 集 英 社