Chainsaw man, Chainsaw man, Chainsaw man! The hero we all have been waiting for, the hero who is brutal but is needed in their brutal world, is finally here.
The first part of Tatsuki Fujimoto‘s Chainsaw Man manga ended on December 7th, 2020. However, the leaks from the last page of the 11th manga volume assured great news for fans, that the series will return with its part 2 and also an anime adaptation of the first part.
Animation studio MAPPA confirmed the broadcast decision during its 10th-anniversary Livestream event MAPPA STAGE 2021.
The plot of the chainsaw man as mentioned on My Anime List is as follows:
Denji has a simple dream—to live a happy and peaceful life, spending time with a girl he likes. This is a far cry from reality as the yakuza force Denji into killing devils in order to pay off his crushing debts. Using his pet devil Pochita as a weapon, he is ready to do anything for a bit of cash.
Unfortunately, he has outlived his usefulness and is murdered by a devil in contract with the yakuza. However, in an unexpected turn of events, Pochita merges with Denji’s dead body and grants him the powers of a chainsaw devil. Now able to transform parts of his body into chainsaws, a revived Denji uses his new abilities to quickly and brutally dispatch his enemies. Catching the eye of the official devil hunters who arrive at the scene, he is offered work at the Public Safety Bureau as one of them. Now with the means to face even the toughest of enemies, Denji will stop at nothing to achieve his simple teenage dreams.
MAPPA STAGE 2021 revealed a revved up promotional video with a detailed staff member list for fans to look forward to the anime. A key visual was also released on the official website.
A teaser streamed after the panel in Jump Fest ’22 announced that the Chainsaw Man anime will air in 2022.
Cast & Crew:
Ryū Nakayama is directing the anime at MAPPA, and Hiroshi Seko is writing the scripts. Kazutaka Sugiyama is designing the characters, and Tatsuya Yoshihara is directing the action. Makoto Nakazono is serving as chief technical director. Kiyotaka Oshiyama is designing the devils, and Yūsuke Takeda is directing the art. Naomi Nakano is the color key artist, and Yohei Miyahara is designing the screens. Kensuke Ushio is composing the music.
Chainsaw Man anime will be produced by Keisuke Seshimo.
About Chainsaw Man:
Chainsaw Man is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from December 2018 to December 2020, with its chapters collected in eleven tankōbon volumes.
On December 19, 2020, it was announced that the second part, “School arc” will feature Denji going to school that will be serialized in Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ online magazine.
As of December 2021, the manga had over 12 million copies in circulation. In 2021, the manga won the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōnen category, as well as the Harvey Awards in the Best Manga category. Chainsaw Man has been overall well received by critics, who have highlighted its storytelling, violent scenes, and dark humor.
This post will be updated as to when new information about the anime comes out. Stay tuned!