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(Updated) Power of Kafka Hibino’s Kaiju Form in Kaiju No. 8 / Monster #8 | 2024

Last updated on February 17th, 2024 at 12:48 pm

Kaiju No. 8 / Monster #8 has become the hottest manga of the year, only with the release of 53 chapters. This series has secured the 7th position among Shueisha’s manga. According to the reports, more than 386k people have already loved this new release. 

Matsumoto sensei has made this series enjoyable with a new storyline. The plot revolves around the protagonist, Kafka Hibino, a man who became a monster, and his life changed over the night. Not only this, but now everyone knows about him, and he has also shown a glimpse of his Kaiju powers. Therefore, in this article, we will unveil the power of Kafka Hibino in Kaiju No. 8. 


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Power of Kafka Hibino’s Kaiju Form

Identity and Personality

Kafka Hibino is the determined but somewhat childish protagonist of Kaiju #9. A former monster cleaner at the Professional Kaiju Cleaning Company Monster Sweeper Inc., his one goal in life is to be part of the Defence Force and be able to stand alongside his childhood friend Mina Ashiro. The two made a vow to fight monsters together in their childhood, and neither has forgotten that promise.


Kafka is genuinely kind and caring. If someone is in need of help in front of him, he doesn’t hesitate to help them, even if it means putting his own life in danger. He has dry humor and a tendency to crack jokes even in dire situations.


At the beginning of the series, Kafka ends up getting chosen by a weird Kaiju as its host, who enters his mouth and changes him into a kaiju. So far, we have no idea exactly what are the intentions behind that monster. Now, he is a high-grade monster. During the Defence Force exam, his fortitude level read as high as 9.8, the highest it has ever been recorded in history.


This means that based on resilience, he is the most dangerous and powerful monster ever witnessed. Kaiju No. 9 witnessed his strength and warned him after absorbing Commander Isao (Kaiju #2) that he would come back for him.

Kafka Hibino, in Kaiju No. 8’s form, has fought a lot of powerful monsters, including Kaiju No. 10 and Kaiju No. 9. Moreover, with the introduction of Kaiju No. 2 & 1, we can expect that the other monsters are also going to be revealed one by one. It can also shed more light on the real identity of Kaiju No. 8

#8 vs #9

The present situation, however, is looking quite grim since No. 9 has made his move. If the first and second waves of the newly created Daikaiju monsters weren’t enough, there is now a third wave of multiple 8.0-level monsters. Things are looking grim since the others are already worn out due to their strenuous battles with Kaiju No. 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.

No. 9 seems to be fixated on Kafka and taking back his power. It looks like he intends to absorb Mina and other powerful Force members to go against Kafka. We will witness how far he has come with his powers, firsthand!

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Abilities of Kafka Hibino’s Kaiju Form

  • Transformation

Of course, the first power that Kafka gained was the ability to transform into Kaiju No. 8. He had some difficulties in the beginning, but for the most part, he can now freely transform between his monster and his human form.


His transformation seems to be affected by his emotional state. During the attack on Shinagawa City, he was completely unable to transform due to his fear of hurting others holding him back. He was able to overcome his barriers but after the attack, he found out that a part of his left hand is now permanently transformed, hinting that there is a chance he may not be able to change back into his human form in the future.

  • Raw Strength and Toughness

From the beginning of the series, we have already witnessed how powerful he is on the basis of strength and toughness. He only needs one punch to blow away the powerful monsters. With a resilience of 9.8, one can estimate the toughness of his kaiju form. 

The series has also displayed that lightning sparks inside his body when he uses all his power. In that instance, his body transfers the power at one point. He is powerful enough to wipe out the defense squad in a moment.

Also, during the fight with Commander Isao, the monster takes over control of his body, and after that, Commander Isao has no chance against him. It showed that if he lost his control during the last fight with Monster #2, he might have eliminated Kaiju at that time.

  •  Regeneration and Bones Extension

He is a monster, which means he has monster abilities too. Monsters in the series can regenerate themselves as long as their inner organs are safe. It means he can also regenerate his arms and legs. During his fight with Commander Isao, he showed advanced regeneration abilities. Maybe he can regenerate his organs, too. 

He also has the ability to extend or change the location of his bones. When he was charging his punch, his bones were extended from his legs to provide support. It means he can subconsciously extend his bones according to the need. Also, the frame structure of his Kaiju body is full of bones and muscles. He can also change his body form and manipulate his size. His original form is far more terrifying than his normal form. 

  • Immense Durability

The body of Kaiju No. 8 is made of a thick layer of skin like most other monsters. It provides him resistance to extreme conditions and allows him to take maximum damage without getting hurt himself.

We saw how Kafka managed to blast apart the huge exploding beast with a single punch, and the explosion couldn’t even lay a single scratch on him. Even during the fight against Monster #2, he was able to stand up even after being attacked with Sonic Blast and Twin Blast.

His outer layer of skin is too durable. Also, in his original form, his skin resistance increases exponentially. 

  • Monster sensor

Kafka is able to sense the monsters in his vicinity and even determine what type of monster it is if he has encountered it before. If a monster is strong enough, his senses go off even in his human form.

His localization sense is quite sharp, and he can find powerful monsters in a wide area with good accuracy.

  • Awakened Form

This ability of Kafka’s Kaiju form is a double-edged sword since, after activation of this technique, he has no control over himself. He loses control over his body and consciousness, which is taken over by the Kaiju inside his body.


It makes him extremely violent with a temporary surge in power and speed, which is capable of destroying anything and anyone inside him. We saw how this state was enough to almost defeat Isao Shinomiya, but thankfully, Kafka punched a hole through his heart and managed to stop himself.

  • Energy Blast

Similar to other monsters, Kafka can generate a large ball of energy from his mouth and fire it straight towards his opponent. It is a great offensive move that can allow him to fight at a long range by keeping his distance from the enemies.

The only downside to this is that it takes a few seconds for the formation of the energy ball, leaving Kafka wide open to his enemies’ attacks. These energy balls damage more than Monster #9’s attacks. Although Monster #9’s energy projection has speed in terms of damage, Kafka has the upper hand. 

  • Instincts and Speed

Based on speed and instincts, he has also surpassed everyone in the defensive force. His speed and instincts are faster than the beam of the monster. He easily deflected that beam only with his bare hands. With sharp instincts, he can divert any attack from opponents. He has the highest response time rate against the opponent. However, still, he is still slower than Commander Narumi’s (Monster #1’s eyes). Maybe in the future, we may witness a comparison where Monster #8 surpasses even Commander Narumi.

  • Shapeshifting abilities

Kafka can easily manipulate different parts of his body. He can manifest tentacles, limbs, and small heads on his body. His tongue can turn into a long-range weapon. Along with his energy and superhuman strength, he can also utilize this talent to shapeshift his elbows into thrusters for stronger punches or to morph his legs for increased stability.

Interesting facts about Kafka

  • His name is most likely the namesake of the famous writer Franz Kafka, whose works often explore themes of alienation and transformation. Franz’s popular book The Metamorphosis has a protagonist who also suddenly turns into a giant insect and struggles to adapt.
  • He likes curry, hamburgers, and alcohol.
  • Currently, he has a core in place of his heart, similar to the one present in other monsters.
  • Kafka’s monster form pees from his nipples (a fact he was very distressed to learn).
  • He has both the highest fortitude recorded in history (9.8%) and the lowest percentage of released power (0%, now increased to 1%). His lower percentage, however, may have something to do with his kaiju disposition.

This is a brief estimation of Kafka Hibino’s monstrous power. As the series goes on, we will witness some new abilities. Kaiju No. 8 / Monster #8 is a weekly scheduled manga under Shonen Jump Plus, written by Naoya Matsumoto. Fans can read the latest chapters of Kaiju No. 8 from Mangaplus Shueisha.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Who is the main character of Kaiju No. 8?

Ans. Kafka Hibino is the main character of Kaiju No. 8.

Q2. Will Kaiju No. 8 get an anime?

Ans. Yes, Kaiju No. 8 will get an anime once the story is manga progresses further.

Q3. Should I read Kaiju No. 8?

Ans. The story of Kaiju No. 8 is simple yet engaging and is definitely worth a read.

Q4. How many chapters does Kaiju No. 8 have?

Ans. At present, Kaiju No. 8 has 53 chapters.

Q5. Who is the weakest Kaiju?

Ans. The weakest Kaiju is an after beast that had attacked Leno.

Q6. Who is the strongest Kaiju?

Ans. Kafka Hibino’s Kaiju form is the strongest Kaiju in the series.

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