NYLON JAPAN magazine features Chainsaw Man anime’s opening theme song “KICK BACK” creators Kenshi Yonezu and Daiki Tsuneta on the covers of February issue released on Monday. The issue turns a spotlight on the artists with 30 pages including interviews. A special edition titled NYLON JAPAN CHAINSAW MAN ISSUE is available with the anime’s characters, Chainsaw Man and Samurai Sword (Katana Man) on the covers as well. Kenshi Yonezu wrote the music and the lyrics in the opening theme song, which was co-arranged and co-produced by Daiki Tsuneta of the rock band King Gnu.
The magazine’s issue also compiles a long interview with MAXIMUM THE RYO of MAXIMUM THE HORMONE, and interviews with performers involved with the ending theme songs in the Chainsaw Man anime:
- Avu-chan (Queen Bee)
- Zutto Mayonaka de Iinoni.
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- Deu (PEOPLE 1)
Animation studio MAPPA is animating the Chainsaw Man anime based on Tatsuki Fujimoto’s manga of the same name serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from December 2018 to January 2021 with a total of 11 volumes. The series’ second part is being published on Shueisha’s online manga service Shonen Jump +. The series surpassed 16 million circulating copies with the 12th volume’s release on October 4. The anime adaptation was chosen as Anime Corner’s most anticipated Anime of Fall 2022 by fans, and the anime also won the Google Search Awards 2022 in the Anime category.
Viz Media licensed the manga for English releases and describes the plot of the first volume as:
Denji’s a poor young man who’ll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil Pochita. He’s a simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt. But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when he’s betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji’s become a whole new man—Chainsaw Man!
Source: Official Twitter
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