The fight against the Kaijus is getting really intense. The latest chapter of Kaiju No. 8 features how Kikoru Shinomiya and Kafka Hibino handle the Kaiju in front of them. Unlike their other fights, the enemy that they are facing is Kaiju No. 9, one of the main and strongest Kaijus in the series.
After the introduction of Kikoru Shinomiya, the manga features how she developed and how we slowly learn more about her. With the release of Chapter 44, we get to discover who her mother was and how she died in the series.
Kikoru Shinomiya’s Mother Revealed
Kikoru’s mother is Hikari Shinomiya. Just like her father, Hikari Shinomiya is also a brave warrior who once fought the Kaijus.
She is the captain of the Second Division of the Defense Force. With her battle skills, she is wielding one of the Defense Force’s strongest weapons, Numbers Weapon 4.
Hikari Shinomiya Death
Just like the other warriors who put their lives on the line, Hiraki Shinomiya died after facing Kaiju No. 6.
The flashback of Chapter 44 states that due to the extensive cataclysms caused by Kaiju No. 6, lots of fighters bid farewell, including Kikoru’s mother.
Kikoru’s Promise to Her Deceased Mother
While the manga only shows a small portion of the mother-daughter relationship, their bond seems to be stronger than we thought.
Following Hikari Shinomiya’s death, Kikuro promised himself and her mother that she would become the strongest. She also swore to protect everyone and wouldn’t let any of her colleagues die on her watch.