Chainsaw Man Anime Premieres in 2022
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Jump Festa '22 event on Saturday revealed that the television anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga will premiere in 2022. The event streamed a video that announced the news and also announced that Fujimoto will launch the manga's second part in summer 2022.
Ryū Nakayama (Black Clover, Jujutsu Kaisen episode director) is directing the anime at MAPPA, and Hiroshi Seko (Ajin, Attack on Titan The Final Season) is writing the scripts. Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) is designing the characters, and Tatsuya Yoshihara (Black Clover, Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls) is directing the action. Makoto Nakazono (DARLING in the FRANXX, Little Witch Academia) is serving as chief technical director. Kiyotaka Oshiyama (DEVILMAN crybaby, Space Dandy) is designing the devils, and Yūsuke Takeda (Eden of the East, Vinland Saga) is directing the art. Naomi Nakano is the color key artist, and Yohei Miyahara is designing the screens. kensuke ushio (DEVILMAN crybaby, Liz and the Blue Bird, A Silent Voice) is composing the music.
Viz Media is publishing the manga simultaneously digitally, and is also publishing the manga in print. Shueisha's MANGA Plus service is also publishing the manga in English digitally. Viz Media describes the story:
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!
Fujimoto (Fire Punch) debuted the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in December 2018 and ended its "first part," the "Kōan" (Public Safety) arc, in December 2020.
Source: Jump Festa '22 livestream