Chainsaw Man is one of the recent names in the manga world that has gained immense popularity in the past couple of years. With the recent announcement of the Chainsaw Man Anime adaptation of the hit manga series, find out all that you need to know before the release.
The theme of the epic manga series is also somewhat inspired by Jujutsu Kaisen as mentioned by the author of Chainsaw Man. Interestingly, MAPPA has taken up the adaptation of the anime, which also released the humungous title Jujutsu Kaisen in 2020. Chainsaw man is yet to release even a trailer but already has a following of 100,000+ on My Anime List. Clearly, the manga’s fame is not to be underestimated.
The manga series by Tatsuki Fujimoto was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from December 2018 to December 2020. After its original run, a second part to the manga was announced which will continue in the Shonen Jump+ online publication. Make sure to check it out too!
Will there be a Chainsaw Man anime?
Chainsaw Man seems like a bit of an obscure name. Well, the protagonist of the series is an even more amusing person. Denji is a high school student burdened with his father’s debts that need to be paid off to the yakuza. If that isn’t dangerous enough, the story is set in a world where people’s fears materialize as devils. Denji has a Chainsaw devil dog called Pochita.
A conspiracy by the yakuza results in Denji’s death as he is killed by a devil he was sent to exterminate. By virtue of a contract with Pochita, Denji is brought back to life and merges with Pochita. As a half-devil, Denji is approached by Devil Hunters who ask him to join them to avoid being hunted.
Thus begins a complicated relationship between Denji and this one mysterious Devil Hunter called Makima, a cunning and manipulative woman. Denji’s being driven by his boyish teenage dreams falls quite straight into a series of unfortunate events.
The anime series is adapted by MAPPA and the anime studio definitely seems to be on a roll with its recent releases. Jujutsu Kaisen, Attack on Titan Final Season, and Dorehedoro are fast surpassing all popularity thresholds in anime. MAPPA has taken on the Production of Chainsaw Man and has a dedicated website to the updates for the series at chainsawman.dog
What is the plot of Chainsaw Man?
The manga series has been published in 14 volumes consisting of 97 chapters. What follows now is a series of assumptions till we can get the actual official teaser. It is likely that the anime series will consist of 12 or 13 episodes in its first season.
The manga has wrapped up with its part one – The Public Safety Saga. This saga will; have 8 main arcs to cover. As of now, the anime may cover either a significant portion of the Public Safety Saga or the entirety of it.The second part of the Manga is going to focus on Denji going to school and has appropriately been titled ‘The Academy Saga’ on Fandoms Wiki.
The anime series will be covering Denji’s encounter with the Yakuza, changing into a half-devil and the series of events that transpire after joining the Devil Hunters. This is definitely marked by a lot of gore and violence, which viewers should note. While Shonen is known for its fight sequences, this degree of gore and violence is not usually that common. The story is lined with intense battles, some overkill characters and the dwellings and motivations of… a teenage boy. If you know, you know.
Chainsaw Man Anime Release Date
The anime series was announced at the Jump Festa ’21 in December 2020. The Unofficial Shonen Jump News Twitter page tweeted about its project “TV anime adaptation” for Chainsaw Man. The confirmation came along on 13th December.
With the announcement made in December 2020, the official trailer coming in June 2021, it is likely that the anime series will premiere in Winter 2022. December 2021 to February 2022 appears to be the most likely slot for release at this point. The speculations have their basis on the production schedule of Jujutsu Kaisen followed by MAPPA.
Stay tuned for updates!
Chainsaw Man TV Anime’s 1st Teaser Video Released by MAPPA
On its 10th anniversary, MAPPA animation studio unveiled the first teaser promotional video for the television anime of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man manga. It has hyped the otherwise dormant Chainsawman fans. Without giving any spoilers, MAPPA studio gave a gist of what the team is doing in a well-crafted video.
The excitement reached its peak when the fans saw that Season 1 will do justice and adapt the entire first part of the manga. In the Mappa-styled animation coupled with Fujimoto’s art style, the teaser gave them a glimpse of their favorite characters Denji, Makima, Aki, and Power.
If you are looking for a good background score, soothing to the ears then be assured. Japanese composer and musician, Ushio Kensuke, has been roped in who had earlier composed for A Silent Voice and Devilman Crybaby.
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Chainsaw Man Anime Trailer Release Date
On 16th April, the announcement of the debut of the trailer of Chainsaw Man trailer was done. It will be revealed during MAPPA STAGE 2021 -10th Anniversary event happening on 27th June in Japan. It is still not clear whether the Chainsaw Man Anime trailer will be released on YouTube following the event. It’s only 10 days away, do keep a lookout for all that is coming your way.
Where Can I Watch Chainsaw Man Anime?
While there are no official announcements yet, it is likely that streaming services like Crunchyroll and other streaming websites will be adding Chainsaw Man in their catalogue. With the level of popularity and anticipation that is surround this release, it is very likely to be made available across most regions and platforms.
What about Chainsaw Man English Dub?
With the Winter 2022 slot seeming like the answer. an English Dub for the Chainsaw Man anime series seems like a surety next year. According to the release patterns, the dubbed versions tend to release 1-2 quarters after the sub release. Spring 2022 to Summer 2022 may see the dubbed version being released.
Cast for Chainsaw Man
There is no information available on the voice acting cast of the anime series. However, we do know of the characters that will be making an appearance in Chainsaw Man Season 1.
- Aki Hayakawa
More details will be coming in after MAPPA’s teaser drop on 27th June. In the meantime, check out all the releases we have lined up for Summer 2021 and Winter 2022. And before you jump onto Chainsaw Man anime, do not forget to read the manga.
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