The series continues to be the fastest-selling manga in Shonen Jump+ history
Naoya Matsumoto's Shonen Jump+ manga series Kaiju No. 8 is celebrating over 3 million copies of the series printed (physically) and sold (digitally), the deputy editor in chief revealed today on their Twitter account. To celebrate, Matsumoto released an illustration thanking fans for their support.
Kaiju No. 8 continues to be the fastest-selling series from the Shonen Jump+ digital platform. The series started its publication on the service on July 3, 2020, meaning that in under a year, the series has sold 3 million copies, making it the fastest from the platform ever. Only three volumes of the series have been collected and released so far, with the 4th volume scheduled to be released in Japan on September 4.
Viz Media is simulpubbing the series on their Shonen Jump service and releasing the first volume in English in Fall 2021. They describe it as such:
Kafka wants to clean up kaiju, but not literally! Will a sudden metamorphosis stand in the way of his dreams?
Volumes one, two, and three of Kaiju No. 8 in Japan:
Source: Nakaji on Twitter
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