Fri. Dec 8th, 2023

During the event Anime Expo 2022an exclusive panel was held for a question and answer session with the staff involved in the production of the anime adaptation of the manga writer and illustrator Tatsuki Fujimoto, chainsaw man. Unfortunately, no new information regarding the project was revealed, however, Manabu OtsukaCEO of the MAPPA studios, mentioned that it will be during the Crunchyroll Expo (which will take place on August 5, 6 and 7, 2022) where important details for the series will be announced.
Otsuka He apologized to all the fans who were waiting for news of this adaptation, but he wants everything to “be perfect” when showing new advances. Next, we leave all the questions and answers that were carried out during the panel presentation. The questions were asked by the public attending the event. On the other hand, it was the production team of the series who resolved the doubts of the fans.
How did you decide to make Chainsaw Man into an anime series?
MAPPA studios were really interested in turning the manga into an anime since its launch, which is why they applied to Shueisha to carry out the project.
What do you feel is your advantage right now in producing the series?
The CEO of MAPPA studios is a big fan of the manga, he himself is taking care that the anime is of an impressive quality, something that all fans can enjoy.
Will the script be censored?
No, we want all the content to be raw, like in the manga.
How does Fujimoto (author of the manga) participate in the production of the anime?
We are working very closely with him. We want this to be an extremely faithful representation of the manga. He is also helping us quite a bit as a consultant for the choice of the voice cast.
What is the favorite character of the CEO of MAPPA studios?
How will gore be handled in the anime?
We are not going to censor anything. We want to be faithful to the original material.
Was it difficult for the staff to transfer the wild rhythm of the manga to the anime?
We’re trying to stay as close to the original as possible, we’re spending more time on some scenes to make more of an impact.

On the other hand, Fujimoto started publishing the manga chainsaw man in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in December 2018, ending the first part in December 2020. The eleventh volume ended the first part of the work, and the continuation is still in the works. The manga will have an anime series adaptation, which will be produced by the studios. MAP and whose premiere is scheduled for the year 2022 in Japan.

Synopsis for Chainsaw Man

The story takes place in a world where Demons threaten the peace of humans, making them targets to be eliminated. Denji is a young and depressed man who has sold several of his organs and works as a lumberjack and demon hunter to pay off his deceased father’s debt. Denji owns a dog (who is also a demon) named Pochita, who has chainsaws and which he uses to do his work. This is explained because humans can make contracts with demons. After returning home from a job, Denji is called in by a Yakuza to infiltrate a building and assassinate another demon. However, the plan was a trap to kill him as part of a Yakuza contract with the demon, gaining them more power. But Pochita comes to Denji’s aid and bonds with him, becoming a half-man, half-demon and acquiring Pochita’s chainsaws. Font: QuadLuck_

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