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KAIJU NO. 8 reveals two new cast additions, including the voice of Kaiju No. 9

After the debut of the fourth episode of Kaiju #8Production IG has revealed two new additions to the voice cast.

The latest installment in the hit anime series marked the debut of Kaiju No. 9. We now know the actors portraying the character in both human and monster form.

Hiroyuki Yoshino (Present Mic in My Hero Academia) voices Kiaju No. 9, while Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki in Gintama) voices the human form, Takamichi Hodaka.

Crunchyroll streams the series as it airs weekly. New episodes debut every Saturday at 7:00 AM PT / 10:00 AM ET for premium subscribers with closed captions. Dubbed versions of the episodes will release the same day at 8:30 a.m. PT / 11:30 a.m. ET in English, Latin, Spanish and more.

Speaking of episode dubs, the English voice actors for Kaiju No. 9 were also revealed on social media.

Kaiju #8 is an adaptation of the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto. The series follows Kafka Hibino, a 32-year-old who joins The Defense Force to protect humanity. However, when a small Kaiju gets inside him, he gains superhuman strength and powers that allow him to defeat even the strongest Kaiju. Kafka is now part human, park Kaiju, and tries to earn the trust of his human teammates. As the creature within increasingly takes control, Kafka fights to hold on to what makes him human.

Crunchyroll’s description reads:

In a world plagued by creatures known as Kaiju, Kafka Hibino aspired to enlist in the Defense Force. He promises that he will join his childhood friend Mina Ashiro in service. Soon life takes them in different directions. While cleaning up after Kaiju battles, Kafka meets Reno Ichikawa. Reno’s determination to join the Defense Force fuels Kafka’s promise to join Mina and protect humanity.

Kaiju #8 is directed by Shigeyuki Miya at animation studio Production IG with series composition and scripts written by Ichiro Okouchi, character designs and lead animation direction by Tetsuya Nishio, kaiju design by Mahiro Maeda, art direction by Shinji Kimura and music composed by Yuta Bandoh.

Like the source material, the anime adaptation received critical and critical acclaim. The series has drawn comparisons to other popular manga/animes such as Attack on Titan And One-man manalthough it is distinguished by its unique art style and characters, while at the same time combining action and comedy.