The premiere of the long-awaited anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, chainsaw man, has generated a wave of emotions that is not over yet. It turns out that different media detected a large number of cinematic references within the opening sequence, which coincides quite well with the previously declared tastes of the author. The opening sequence was prepared and produced by Shingo Yamashitawho has also made other sequences such as those of jujutsu kaisenthe second opening of Ousama Ranking (Ranking of Kings) and the thirteenth opening of Naruto: Shippūden. It seems like his style is slowly becoming immortalized within the industry to the point that fans can already spot those sequences he was involved in. What will be next? Regarding the references, the media listed the following:
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974).
Sadako vs. Kayako (2016).
No Country for Old Men (2007).
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978).
Don’t Look Up/Joyuurei (1996).
The series has been broadcast since October 11 in Japan and is confirmed with a total of twelve episodes, while the platform Crunchyroll handles its distribution in the West. 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 second part of the work moved to the digital service Shōnen Jump Pluswhere it has been published since July 2022.
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: ANN