A new promotional video for the anime adaptation of the manga, written and illustrated by , was released on September 19 Tatsuki Fujimoto, chainsaw man. A little over twenty-four hours have passed since then and the video has already amassed over 6 million views on YouTube and another 8 million views on the official upload to Twitter. This results in around 14 million cumulative views in just one day.
The series is set to premiere in Japan on October 11, while the platform crispy roll takes over 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 and ended the first part in December 2020. The second part of the work was moved to the digital service Shōnen Jump Pluswhere it has been appearing since July 2022.
- 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) is responsible for character design and animation 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 because 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.