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Kimi wa 008 (You are 008)

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Posted February 02 2018 - 02:02 AM

Syun Matsuena's newest work is called Kimi wa 008 and it's going to start on February 21, 2018 in Weekly Shonen Sunday issue 13/2018. It's going to be a spy action series.


The main character, Eito Akashi (Japanese: 明石エイト, Akashi Eito), who has failed his high school entrance exams receives an admission from a high school he doesn't remember taking a test for. This is the beginning of him being tossed into an unknown world.


His given name is a pun on the number eight. If you write Akashi with a different kanji (証) it means license. So he's license 8. The 008 part in the maga's title is read as Double O Eight. I wonder if he's got a license to kill as well, and whether he works for her majesty, the Japanese government or some secret spy organization.

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Edited by Nacchi, February 02 2018 - 02:33 AM.


Posted February 02 2018 - 07:52 AM

thank, good to know he's back again


Posted February 07 2018 - 02:05 AM

Since Shônen Sunday 11/2018 is officially out as of today Websunday put up a notice about the three new series.


One twitter user pointed out something interesting. The synopsis in Shônen Sunday and on Websunday are exactly the same except for one detail.

The magazine states that the main character's name is Eito (エイト), while the website claims that it's 直人.
直人 can be read in several ways, the most common reading is Naoto. However, none of the readings I have found for this name is Eito.

So far there have been a few theories about this discrepancy.

  1. It's just a mistake that will be fixed later
  2. MC-kun got a last minute name change and they could not correct his name in the magazine, because it had already been printed and shipped out.
  3. There is a story related reason and both names are correct (e.g. one is his real name and the other his alias).

We'll know what's up in two weeks when chapter 1 is published.


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Posted February 09 2018 - 07:08 AM

Sunday 12/2018 spoilers are out: The first chapter of Kimi wa 008 is going to have 63(!) pages. For comparison, Tokiwa's prologues Kanata, Haruka and DEM III ranged from 43 to 47 pages.

Delirium Trigger

Posted February 09 2018 - 10:33 PM

Wow. That's cool.


Posted February 13 2018 - 10:18 AM

We've got a logo now and it seems that "You Are Double-O Eight" is the official English title.
MC's name is back to Eito in Websunday's preview for next week's issue. I guess Naoto was just as mistake, but they still haven't fixed it.
If we are lucky there will be spoilers as early as Friday or Saturday.

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Posted February 13 2018 - 11:50 PM

Russian funs wait too


Posted February 14 2018 - 03:59 AM

Russian funs wait too

Russian fаns wait too


Posted February 19 2018 - 11:56 PM

do not thank, colors pages and cover


Posted February 20 2018 - 11:05 AM

Yay, it's out.
Here are Sunday's new official website, an article on Mainichi Shinbun's website and another one at Mantan Web.


The whole chapter should get uploaded to Sunday's website in a week.


I'll try to write a short summary of chapter 1.


Akashi Eito has failed every single high school entrance exam he took. His mother, Misaki Akashi is not happy. His older sister Natsuki Akashi is surprised, because his grades in middle school weren't that bad. His little brother Kenta thinks that Eito is amazing no matter what he does. (His father has passed away)
When Natsuki tells him to look for work Eito hides in his room. A while later Kenta shows up with a letter. Eito got accepted into a school after all and is overjoyed.

First school day:
Eito does not remember taking an entrance exam for this particular school, but his family is happy and he imagines his high school life to be great. He comes across a pretty girl who wears his new school's uniform, but something about her is strange. She wears a hat, a cape and carries an owl on her shoulder.

Suddenly two sleazy guys show up an hit on the girl. Eito tries to save her, but he's too weak. The girl pulls a sword and almost slices those guys to pieces. But before she can finish them off Eito pulls her away and they rush to their school.
When they arrive Eito realized that his school has no regular entrance. It turns out that they entrance was hidden behind a vending machine. During their elevator ride the girl introduces herself as Ayame Kido. She tells Eito that Nakano National High School is a school for special agents.

The new students have to overcome various traps before they can enter the school building. Everyone else tries to carefully avoid all traps, but desperate Eito brute forces through them, after he remembered how his father saved him when he was a child. He cannot disappoint his family and drop out of school.


Eito and Ayame make it just in time for the entrance ceremony. One of the teachers explains that they are going to be trained as special agents who fight evil organizations.And by the way, any student who quits, gets expelled, or who tells an outsider about their school will be terminated.

Eito is 1000% sure that his admission to this school was a horrible mistake and wants to get out of there asap. When he is called into the principals office he sees it as his chance to resolve this misunderstanding.
Principal Araragi personally welcomes Eito to his school. He admits that he manipulated Eito's text results to make him come to this school.
Eito is furious and attacs the principal, but stands no chance against him. Once he has stopped EIto, Araragi explains that he promised Eito's father to make Eito an agent. Eito's father was his colleague and an elite agent.

Edited by Nacchi, February 20 2018 - 11:07 AM.


Posted February 23 2018 - 01:53 AM

Spoilers from Sunday 14/2018 (Feb. 28): Chapter 2 is 44 pages long.
Kimi wa 008 is getting another colour page in issue 15/2018 (Mar. 7).


Posted February 27 2018 - 01:29 PM

It's Wednesday in Japan. That means chapter 2 is officially out.
Chapter 1 is now available on Webry. Websunday uploaded a wallpaper featuring the colour spread for chapter 1. You've got a while to download it, usually at least a month, but don't forget it.
About chapter 2:
  • Pricipal Araragi tells Eito a little bit more about his father. Shizuma Akashi was so good he even helped to prevent WW III from happening - at least 3 times. However, he won't tell Eito any more.
  • Eito still wants to leave this school and is actually let go alive, because he barely knows anything.
  • Back at home his family is happy to tell him that all schools he originally applied to called. He passed his entrance exams with flying colours.
  • Eito could go back to his normal live, but he cannot stop thinking about his father who wanted him to become an agent.
  • The next day he returns to Nakano High. He doesn't particularly want to become an agent, but he wants to know more about his father's secret life.
  • His new classmates aren't exactly thrilled that he only got into this school because of his connections. One guy, I'll call him Ninja-kun for now, is especially unhappy and tells Eito to watch his back.
  • Eito and Ninja-kun are in the same class which is lead by the glasses-wearing teacher from chapter 1. Ayame belongs to a different class.
  • Another teacher is shown who seems to be rather interesting. He looks like the love child of Kushinada and Siegfried. I'll call him Mr. Siegfried until his name is revealed.
  • Eito gets to meet the class doucheback who takes the seat Eito originally chose.
  • Suddenly, the ceiling starts coming down and the students panic.
  • All attempts to escape the classroom fail, but they are saved by Eito who uses their classroom door to stop the ceiling.
  • It was a test.
  • Mr. Glasses congratulates his student and says that their class did the best during this test.
  • 12 students from the other classes quit after this test and Mr. Glasses asks his students if any of them wants to quit as well. 2 guys give up
  • Ninja-kun notices that Eito is going to stay and begrudgingly admits that Eito isn't that bad at all.
  • Eito wants to ask the principal how his father died. Mr. Glasses decided to answer him instead.
  • His father was a top agent and all matters concerning him are top secret. If Eito wants to know what happened he will have to become a top agent himself.
  • The other students who made it through the test come into the room, including Ayame. Class is about to start.
  • Mr. Glasses needs someone to help him and tells Ayame to step forward.
  • He pulls a gun and shoots her.

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Edited by Nacchi, February 27 2018 - 01:32 PM.


Posted February 27 2018 - 01:52 PM

Please make that "divided into groups" and not into classes in my first post. I cannot edit it any more.



Character overview


  • Eito Akashi (MC)
  • Ayame Kido (heroine)
  • Misaki Akashi (mother, occupation: veterinarian)
  • Natsuki Akashi (older sister; occupation: flight attendant)
  • Kenta Akashi (little brother; goes to elementary school)
  • Araragi (principal of Nakano High)
  • Shizuma Akashi (father; former agent; deceased)



  • Ayame's owl
  • Mr. Glasses
  • Mr. Siegfried
  • Ninja-kun
  • Pretty Boy
  • Vash
  • Girl with braid
  • Douchebag

Edited by Nacchi, February 27 2018 - 02:33 PM.


Posted February 28 2018 - 12:26 PM

Staff tweeted a preview of the third chapter's color page.



Posted March 05 2018 - 03:02 PM

Preview of a future chapter
Ayame looks so much like Shigure.

Edited by Nacchi, March 05 2018 - 03:03 PM.


Posted March 07 2018 - 04:18 PM

More art on twitter

Chapter 3:

  • Ayame is super talented and has been trained as an agent since she was a small child.Some say that she is even already partaking in missions. Basically she is like Miu if you replace the martial arts with spy stuff.
  • Ayato is her opposite and has zero experience, because he grew up as a normal child.
  • Their school uniform is made from a special bullet proof material.
  • Their ties transform into a katanas when they push a button
  • The new students spend the rest of their day practising with their tie katana. Ayame helps them a bit.
  • Ayato stays behind and keeps practising until his hands are sore after everyone has left. He tells Ayame that he has to make up for his lack of experience.
  • Ayame notices that one of Ayato's jacket button is loose and sews it back. When Ayato compliments her sewing skills she blushes happily.  Nobody has ever complimented her on anything but her fighting skills.
  • Ayato says that it's time for him to go home, but Ayame tells him the Nakano High is a boarding school and he cannot leave.

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Posted March 09 2018 - 04:01 PM

More twitter previews


Posted March 10 2018 - 04:44 PM

The was a big announcement today on Sunday Webry.
Kimi wa 008 appears to be rather popular, and to celebrate that a special pr manga chapter was published. They announced that the daily Kenichi chapters are coming back to Webry. That means you will be able to read all of Kenichi once again for free - one chapter per day. The re-serialization starts at midnight (JST), March 17.

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Posted April 27 2018 - 01:53 PM

Volume 1 has been announced for May 18.
Here's the cover and here you can find the store bonus illustrations.
For those who want to buy it: honto, Amazon
I'm going to post a CDJ link when they are taking orders again.
The following stores require a proxy buyer or a forwarding service, because they only ship within Japan.
Animate, Gamers, Toranoana

If you need any help you can refer to 4chan's shopping guide.


Posted May 17 2018 - 02:41 PM

Volume 1 is out and the digital version is going on sale May 25, if my information is correct.

There is a volume preview, a special PR chapter, and, of course, chapter 1 as a reading sample. You might want to keep  an eye on 008's Webry page for future reading samples and PR chapters.


Bonus stuff includes:

  • cover backside illustration. (The pink one. Why pink again?)
  • bonus illustration on the obi (Ayame taking a bath in a martini glass?)
  • inner cover illustrations
  • short omake story (featuring mini (= SD?) Ayame)
  • if you collect all volumes the spines will form an illustration. (This is new. For all of his other works it was always a snippet of the volume's cover art. Also nice to see that we will get at least 5 volumes going by that preview.)
  • Store bonus illustrations (see previous post)
  • 300 readers can win a signed illustration. (I wished I lived in Japan. I doubt they'd ship to my country or to my forwarding service even if I won)


And here is a preview of next week's color page.


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