One of the most exciting recent pieces of anime news was the announcement that chainsaw manone of the most popular manga series currently running is being turned into an anime by MAPPA Studios and available to western audiences through the crunchy rolls streaming service. Now we finally have trailers for this new anime and the premiere is just around the corner. to see chainsaw manThe violent and darkly humorous story translated to the screen by MAPPA should be a treat for fans new and old alike. Here’s everything you need to know about the anime series.
What is Chainsaw Man about?
It takes place in a world very different from ours, chainsaw man follows Denji, a murdered human brought to life by his demonic dog Pochita and forced to fuse with a creature called Chainsaw Devil in order to survive. Denji promptly uses these powers to exact revenge on the Yakuza members who trapped his family in poverty and caused his death.
Denji eventually teams up with a government organization that hunts especially violent devils. There he meets Power, Makima and Aki Hayakawa. Together they fight against both domestic and international threats associated with Devils and work to bring down the horrific Gun Devil. They also discover several other man-devil hybrids like Denji and learn more about devils and how they work.
The first part of the chainsaw man manga ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2018 to 2020. Part 2 of chainsaw manThe manga started in July 2022 and is currently running in Shonen Jump+. VIZ Media is responsible for the English publication. Written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, chainsaw man is one of the best-selling manga series out there and was even nominated for an Eisner Award in 2022 (with the award eventually going to Junji Ito‘s lovesick).
Crunchyroll has already released trailers for chainsaw man and MAPPA, the anime studio that produces the show, has also released their own trailers. The first Crunchyroll trailer, released in May 2022, features no voices, but does show the beautiful art direction and a few snippets of action sequences. The second trailerreleased on August 5, gives a much clearer picture of the plot and also shows a bit of the voice acting.
The basic concept that Denji is a human who can turn into a devil is also briefly explained through voiceover. The trailers also give audiences an inside look at some of the great fight scenes and give viewers an idea of the level of violence that will likely be standard in the anime. Even the simple still image of Denji, with his human body and gruesome chainsaw arms and head, is brutal and compelling.
When and where will Chainsaw Man be available to watch?
A special world premiere of the first episode of chainsaw man was held on September 19 in Japan. The series kicks off in earnest on October 11, with Crunchyroll simulcasting episodes for viewers outside of Japan to watch as well. Crunchyroll also copies the series in English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese.
chainsaw man is one of the most anticipated anime of the fall and the dark and gruesome themes should make it a great watch for “ghostly season.”
Who are the cast and crew of Chainsaw Man?
chainsaw man has a talented crew animating and directing and fans have no reason to doubt that this anime will live up to the hype. Several members of the chainsaw man animation and directing staff have previously worked on the popular and successful MAPPA Studio Jujutsu Kaisen series. The veterans of Jujutsu Kaisen Involving chainsaw man‘s director Ryū Nakayamaassistant director Masato Nakazonoscript supervisor Hiroshi Seko and background art director Yusuke Takeda.
black clover‘s Tatsuya Yoshihara is chainsaw manaction director. The character designs are done by Kazutaka Sugiyama who worked on it before? Mushoku Tensei: Unemployed Reincarnationand devil designs are made by Kiyotaka Oshiyamawho worked on Space Dandy. Kensuke Ushiowhose beautiful soundtracks can be heard in A silent voice and Devilman crybabycomposes the music.
The Japanese voice actors for the main cast were announced in early August with Kikunosuke Toya expressing Denji, Tomori Kusunokme as Makima, Shogo Sakata as Aki Hayakawa, and Fairouz Aic as Power. While Denji will be one of Toya’s first major voice acting roles, he has previously voiced characters in mobile games as well as some minor characters in the series. Tokyo 24th Ward and Heroines Run the Show: The Unpopular Girl and the Secret Task. Tomori Kusunoki has an extensive resume of voice actors, including voiced Sumika Kagami in Muv-Luv alternativelenn in Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, and multiple characters in the series Wonder Egg Priority. Shogo Sakata has previously voiced characters in the game Bravely Default II, Dr. Stone: Stone Wars, SK8 the Infinityand Attack on Titan: The Final Season. Fairouz Ai is best known for voicing the first female JoJo, Jolyne Cujoh, in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean. The English voice cast of the series includes: Ryan Colt Levy as Denji, Suzie Yeung as Makima, Sarah Wiedenheft as power, and Reagan Murdock as Aki.
MAPPA (short for Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association), the studio that adapts chainsaw manis known for a variety of works including: Jujutsu Kaisen, Yuri!!! on iceand Attack on Titan: The Final Season. These shows may not seem to have much in common, but they all have beautiful animations and expressive character designs. The manga’s writer and illustrator Tatsuki Fujimoto is as interested and excited as anyone else that MAPPA is the studio behind the edit, noting that he’s curious to see his work in MAPPA’s signature and elegant style. In addition to writing and illustrating chainsaw manFujimoto is also the writer of the manga series fire blastwho ran in Shonen Jump+ from 2016 to 2018, and wrote the one-shot manga Goodbye Eric and Just listen to the songwhich were in Shonen Jump+ in 2022.