After much anticipation, the Chainsaw Man anime has received its first trailer. In addition to this, the names of some of the key staff working on the anime have been unveiled. This new information comes from MAPPA Stage 2021 – an event held in celebration of the animation studio’s 10th anniversary. You can view the Chainsaw Man anime trailer below:
MAPPA Stage 2021 was broadcast live on MAPPA’s YouTube channel on June 27, 3pm JST. Chainsaw Man was one of several anime projects to receive its own panel. The guest speakers for the Chainsaw Man panel included the manga’s editor, Shihei Lin, and MAPPA president Manabu Otsuka. During the panel, the manga’s author Tatsuki Fujimoto also answered questions through a voice recording.
The teaser trailer revealed the names of some of the staff who will work on the anime. Ryu Nakayama is directing the project. He’s previously been involved in the animation of select episodes for One Punch Man and Jujutsu Kaisen. Hiroshi Seko is the screenwriter, having previously written for Attack on Titan and Terror in Resonance. Additionally, Kazutaka Sugiyama is in charge of character design, and Makoto Nakazano is chief technical director. Also of note is Kensuke Ushio who wrote music for Devilman Crybaby and A Silent Voice.
The Chainsaw Man anime will adapt the manga of the same name, created by Tatsuki Fujimoto. It began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in December 2018. Part 1 (the ‘Public Safety’ arc) of the manga concluded on December 14, 2020, with its 97th chapter. The manga will continue with a part 2, though Shonen Jump is yet to announce a release schedule for this.
The manga has received a lot of buzz, with over 9.3 million copies in circulation as of March, 2021. In addition to this, it managed to rank 5th in Oricion’s half year manga sales ranking for 2021, just behind the ever-popular Attack on Titan. The anime adaptation for the series was also confirmed to be in the works by MAPPA, in December of last year.
In case you’re not familiar with the manga, the synopsis is described by VIZ Media as follows:
Denji was a small-time devil hunter just trying to survive in a harsh world. After being killed on a job, he is revived by his pet devil-dog Pochita and becomes something new and dangerous—Chainsaw Man!
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