This year’s New York Comic Con hosted a Chainsaw Man panel on Oct 7, 2022, with the English Dub cast of the anime in attendance. At this panel, a special video message from the anime’s director Ryu Nakayama was relayed to the fans.
Nakayama revealed an interesting piece of information concerning Chainsaw Man author Tatsuki Fujimoto and the anime adaptation in this message.
Fujimoto evidently gave the MAPPA staff working on Chainsaw Man anime complete freedom to approach the adaptation however they wanted.
“Fujimoto-sensei told us that we were free to approach the adaptation however we like, and expressed his support for what we were doing with the anime,” Nakayama said in his message.
However, the mangaka did supervise the project in a way that proved to be good for the outcome of the anime.
Thanks to the staff working on the anime, including Nakayama, being huge fans of Chainsaw Man manga, the director was of the opinion that they were able to produce a final product that could stand up to any anime out there. He also praised the quality of the main staff who were part of the team.
“Everyone on the Chainsaw Man team is a big fan of the manga, and the main staff is a real assembly of talented, proven individuals, which has resulted in an anime that can stand up to any other in terms of visual quality, passion and love,” Nakayama said in his message.
Being a long-time fan of Fujimoto’s works, Nakayama had eagerly waited for Chainsaw Man manga even before its release. And when he read it, he found it every bit entertaining as he had expected.
The director added that he has put in an incredible amount of passion into the anime adaptation and the staff too had given their all for it.
He ended his message hoping that fans would enjoy the Chainsaw Man anime and thanking everyone who came to visit the panel at NYCC.
Chainsaw Man anime will start airing in Japan on Oct 11, 2022.
Ryu Nakayama is directing Chainsaw Man anime at MAPPA studio. Hiroshi Seko is writing the scripts, and Kazutaka Sugiyama is designing the characters.
Other staff members include:
- Kensuke Ushio: Music
- Makoto Nakazono: Chief Technical Director
- Tatsuya Yoshihara: Action Director
- Kiyotaka Oshiyama: Devil Design
- Yūsuke Takeda: Art Director
- Naomi Nakano: Key Color Artist
- Yohei Miyahara: Screen Design
Chainsaw Man anime will have 12 episodes with a different ending theme song for each episode.
The opening theme song of the anime KICK BACK, will be performed by Kenshi Yonezu and is composed by King Gnu and Daiki Tsuneta (from Millenium Parade).
Maximum The Hormone will also be performing an insert song in the anime.
The cast working on the anime includes:
- Kikunosuke Toya as Denji
- Fairouz Ali as Power
- Tomori Kusonoki as Makima
- Shogo Sakata as Aki Hayakawa
- Shiori Izawa as Pochita
- Mariya Ise as Himeno
- Karin Takahashi as Kobeni Higashiyama
- Taku Yashiro as Hirokazu Arai
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Kishibe
- Maaya Uchida as Angel Devil
- Natsuki Hanae as Shark Fiend
- Yuya Uchida as Violence Fiend
- Saori Goto as Spider Devil
- Daiki Hamano as Katana Man
- Yo Taichi as Akane Sawatari
Crunchyroll will be streaming the Chainsaw Man anime in over 200 countries and territories across the globe, except Asia, while Media Link, which run Ani-One YouTube channel, brought the rights to stream the anime in Asia, including China.