Chainsaw Man Anime Will Premiere in 2022

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The anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man will premiere in 2022. The news was revealed via a “‘Chainsaw Man‘ Project” trailer that also listed a Summer 2022 start date for the manga’s second part.

Chainsaw Man’s staff includes Ryuu Nakayama (Jujutsu Kaisen episode director) as director, Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) as character designer, Tatsuya Yoshihara (Black Clover director) as action director, and Hiroshi Seko as scriptwriter (Attack on Titan: The Final Season series composer).

Other staff include Makoto Nakazono (Jujutsu Kaisen Ep 16 director and storyboarder) as chief episode director, Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Deca-Dence cyborg designer, DEVILMAN crybaby devil designer) as devil designer, Yusuke Takeda (Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-) as art director, Naomi Nakano (Kemono Jihen) as color designer, Yohei Miyahara (Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia technical director) as screen designer, and Kensuke Ushio (Japan Sinks: 2020) as music composer. MAPPA is the animation production studio.

The Chainsaw Man manga debuted in 2018 and is written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. The first part of the manga ran from 2019 to 2021 in  Weekly Shonen Jump. The second part will be serialized on the Shonen Jump+ app and website.

Shueisha’s Manga Plus website describes the plot as:

The name says it all! Denji’s life of poverty is changed forever when he merges with his pet chainsaw dog, Pochita! Now he’s living in the big city and an official Devil Hunter. But he’s got a lot to learn about his new job and chainsaw powers!


Source: MAPPA YouTube channel 

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, so he spent a few years, starting from his college days, doing so. He still likes video games, but now focuses on writing anime-related news content and the occasional review for Anime Trending. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive.
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