Chainsaw Man is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated action-horror anime that has been announced. The popular Shonen Jump title will finally receive an anime adaptation with the production being handled by Studio MAPPA.
Fans have already witnessed the manga’s gruesome horror and are incredibly excited to experience the story in all its animated glory.
The plot of Chainsaw Man is simple. Set in a world where the Devils are the ultimate threat to humanity, the story follows an orphaned Denji bearing the weight of his dead father’s heavy debt to the Yakuza.
Denji spends his time killing off Devils with the help of his Devil chainsaw dog and selling their body parts to pay off the Yakuza debt!
Things take a turn for the worse when the Yakuza interfere with this daily routine and leave Denji and his dog dead. As a final service to his master, the dog gives away its heart to Denji, making him the Chainsaw Man.
Judging by its manga, the anime is going to be super awesome. It even made an early appearance on My Hero Academia Chapter 259!
1. When will the Chainsaw Man Anime Premiere?
The Chainsaw Man anime will be released in Fall 2021. Although there is no official announcement from the production team about the release date, it shouldn’t take long for the anime to come out.
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Coming from MAPPA, it will likely follow Jujutsu Kaisen’s release schedule. Since JJK was announced in November 2019 with a release date in October 2020.
If a similar routine is followed, we may see the anime by November 2021, as Chainsaw Man was announced in December 2020.
The anime will start adapting the manga from Volume 1 itself.
2. Chainsaw Man Visuals & Trailer
The visual poster gives the first look at the character design for Denji when he finally becomes the “Chainsaw Man.”
is one of the most awaited anime announcements of 2021 and is finally out in the open. The trailer was released in June 2021 as part of the MAPPA Stage 10th Anniversary, and it is the most gorgeous, idyllic yet violent trailer ever.
The trailer starts with glimpses of the most peaceful moments in Denji’s life. From cuddling with Pochita to living with Aki Hayasaka and Power, those were the times that he wished would remain forever.
But soon, everything just takes a turn for the worst with Denji’s transformation. With this fantastic animation, I hope we get to see an adaptation just as thrilling as the manga!
3. Chainsaw Man Main Characters
MAPPA has been tight-lipped about Chainsaw Man even about the cast, but thanks to the manga, we already have an idea of the characters. As one will expect from a show called Chainsaw Man, the characters sound suitably wacky –
The protagonist of the series is a young depressed teenager Denji. After his father’s death, he gets entangled with his father’s debt from a yakuza. Now he has to work as a devil hunter for the yakuza, with a bit of help from the dog-like Chainsaw Devil Pochita!
However, the yakuza betrays Denji and allows a devil to kill him. This is where his life turns extraordinary as Pochita forms a contract with Denji, sacrificing himself to revive his dead friend and give Denji his powers.
Makima is a mysterious woman who works as a Public Safety Devil Hunter. She knows that Denji is in love with her. Knowing this fact, she controls Denji for her ambiguous ends.
III. Aki Hayakawa
Aki Hayakawa is also a Public Safety Devil Hunter. He works with Denji in Makima’s special Division 4 squad. Aki has a contract with the Curse Devil and Future Devil, allowing him to use incredible powers in exchange for his lifespan.
Power is a young woman with pink hair. She also works with Denji and Aki as fellow Public Safety Officers. Power can turn into a blood fiend with red horns.
She is extraordinarily violent and self-motivated at first and doesn’t care for anyone except her cat. But eventually, she opens up to Denji and Aki who become her first friends.
4. Chainsaw Man Staff
The following anime veteran staff members have been confirmed to be working on Chainsaw Man production:
|Director||Ryuu Nakayama||Jujutsu Kaisen|
|Script Director||Hiroshi Seko||Dorohedoro|
|Character Designer||Kazutaka Sugiyama||Mushoku Tensei|
|Action Director||Tatsuya Yoshihara||Black Clover|
|Chief Director||Makoto Nakazano||SSSS.Gridman|
|Devil Designer||Kiyotaka Oshiyama||Devilman: Crybaby|
|Art Director||Yuusuke Takeda||Vinland Saga|
|Color Designer||Naomi Nakano||Sword Art Online: Alicization|
|Layout Designer||Youhei Miyahara||Scrapped Princess|
|Composer||Kensuke Ushio||A Silent Voice|
|Animation Producer||Keisuke Seshita||Jujutsu Kaisen|
The series looks to be every bit as great, violent, and ridiculous as the title suggests, with the trailer giving us a glorious glimpse of what awaits us this fall 2021.
With all the major anime staff veterans working on this legendary anime, it is sure to become a masterpiece once it arrives. I have a feeling it might take away the throne this year from the most popular anime Demon Slayer!!
6. About Chainsaw Man
Chainsaw Man is a manga series by Tatsuki Fujimoto that was serialized from December 2018-2020 and returned in July 2022 with a second part. The series also received an anime series by MAPPA.
The manga’s plot revolves around Denji, an orphaned boy who has to work as a devil hunter to make a living and pay off his father’s debt.
However, his pet devil, Pochita is killed on a mission. Denji wakes up to realize he and Pochita have become a single being, Chainsaw Man. If he does not want to get killed, he has to join the government and continue hunting demons.