The platforms crispy roll issued a press release announcing that the anime adaptation of the manga, written and illustrated by , will air exclusively Tatsuki Fujimoto, chainsaw man. The statement also revealed that the premiere is planned for this year in Japan and that the project will include a dubbing into Latin Spanish, details of which will be announced soon.
«With dark humor, dynamic characters, and a witty story, Chainsaw Man is one of this year's most anticipated new series, and we're so excited to bring it to fans through Crunchyroll.", mentioned asa suhira, Chief Content Officer at Crunchyroll. «Anime fans won't be able to sleep all night thinking about the spectacular graphics and fast-paced action».
On the other hand, Fujimoto started publishing the manga chainsaw man in the magazine Weekly shōnen jump from the publisher shueisha in December 2018, the first part ends on December 14th. The eleventh volume completed the first part of the work, and the continuation is still in progress. The literary franchise already has more than 12 million copies in circulation.
- Ryu Nakayama (Black Clover, Jujutsu Kaisen) is responsible for directing the anime at the studios MAP.
- Hiroshi Seko (Ajin, Attack on Titan The Final Season) is responsible for writing and supervising the screenplays.
- Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Unemployed Reincarnation) meanwhile is responsible for the character design Tasuya Yoshihara (Black Clover, Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls) is responsible for directing the action scene, Kiyotaka Oshiyama (DEVILMAN crybaby, space dandy) takes care of the design of the daemons and Yusuke Takeda (Eden of the East, Vinland Saga) takes over the artistic direction.
- Kensuke Ushiō (DEVILMAN Crybaby, Liz and the Blue Bird, A Silent Voice) is responsible for composing the soundtrack.
Synopsis for Chainsaw Man
The story takes place in a world where demons threaten the peace of the people, making them targets to be eliminated. Denji is a depressed young man who has sold several of his organs and works as a lumberjack and demon hunter to pay off his late father's debts. Denji owns a dog (who is also a demon) named Pochita who has chainsaws and uses them for his work.
This is explained as humans can make contracts with demons. After returning home from a job, Denji is summoned 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 and give them more power. But Pochita comes to Denji's aid and bonds with him, becoming half human half demon and acquiring Pochita's chainsaws.
Source: press release
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