MAPPA Revs Its Engines for Chainsaw Man Anime Adaptation

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Liam Dempsey
Der shy man behind Shymander—a timezone-fluid Aussie with a penchant for anime, Eurovision, and researching odd topics. He'll also talk about Mob Psycho 100.

By Liam Dempsey

It’s really happening—they spilled their guts and announced a Chainsaw Man anime! Along with the MAPPA studio reveal, the series’ official Twitter account also drew first blood with this ripper of a teaser visual.

MAPPA dove into the horror-action genre in 2019’s Dorohedoro, and with the two trending together on Twitter, there’s already speculation about who we might see on the staff list. A Chainsaw Man stage event is set for Jump Festa 2021 next weekend, so we might not have to wait long to find out!

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Furthermore, it was also revealed that the manga, originally announced to be ending this weekend, will be reborn in its ‘second part’ on the Shounen Jump+ online service—Tatsuki Fujimoto’s bloody creation was first serialized in December 2018 in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

Synopsis (via VIZ Media): Denji’s a poor young man who’ll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil-dog 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!

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