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 mangaChainsaw Man is now an exciting new anime by MAPPA, and it’s coming to your screen soon!
Chainsaw Manis 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’sShonen 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 byKono 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 asHaijime no Ippo, Zombieland Saga, Dororo Dorohedoro,andJujutsu 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!