CHAINSAW MAN Anime Tears Onto Your Screen This October
In an alternate version of our Earth, creatures called Devils are born from the fears of human beings. Dangerous beings that come from Hell, their powers grow based on the strength of the fear, and 13 years ago, the Gun Devil caused the biggest massacre in human history. Now, in 1997, a young man named Denji works as a Devil Hunter for the yakuza, aided by his dog-like Chainsaw Devil, Pochita, to attempt to pay off his father’s debt to them. When they betray and kill him, Pochita offers to make a contract with him and revive him, under the pretense that he shows Pochita his dreams. When he agrees, they merge into a Human-Devil hybrid, and become Chainsaw Man! The award winning, ultra-violent manga Chainsaw Man is now an exciting new anime by MAPPA, and it’s coming to your screen soon!
Chainsaw Man is written by Tatsuki Fujimoto, who was a previous nominee for the prestigious Manga Taisho, an award for manga less than eight volumes in length, for his work Fire Punch. Published in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ magazine, Chainsaw Man debuted in December of 2018, becoming a runaway success and winning the Shogakukan Manga Award for Shonen, and the Harvey Award for Best Manga. It topped the best manga of 2021 list by Kono Manga ga Sugoi, and appeared on many similar lists besides, and boasts over 15 million copies in circulation as of August 2022.
The anime is set to debut from studio MAPPA, previously known for works such as Haijime no Ippo, Zombieland Saga, Dororo Dorohedoro, and Jujutsu Kaisen. It is directed by Ryu Nakayama (Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, The Rising of the Shield Hero) and the screenplay is written by Hiroshi Seko (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Seraph of the End, Jujutsu Kaisen). The show is set to debut October 2022, and has been licensed by Crunchyroll, who will release both subtitled and English dubbed versions of the show. Check out the latest trailer below, check out the show’s official website here (in Japanese) and be sure to catch the premiere of Chainsaw Man on Crunchyroll in October!
August 5, 2022 @ 5:55 pm
Let’s give the person who handled the sound design a round of applause. My God, the fierce and flawless drilling sound that starts as soon as the chainsaw man appears.
August 5, 2022 @ 5:58 pm
I eventually gave in and read the entire Chainsaw Man manga in two days after hearing how fantastic and well-known it is. It’s completely absurd. The best/worst thing about it is that there is practically NO PLOT ARMORED, despite the fact that the plot is great and the characters are incredibly likeable. Seriously, I had to put it down for a long because it shocked me so much. Its a cliche breaking story so this will be great.
August 5, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
My gosh. Despite the fact that it looks kind of janky, I do appreciate the animation, but for the love of God, stop making Makima, the most powerful and dominating lady in the world, with the worst voice acting. She truly sounds to me like any other anime girl, which was something I was hoping against. That is not what Makima deserves; she does not deserve to sound like a toddler. Just hearing her made me feel so let down.