Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: June 27, 2021 at 7:03 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The long wait is over! A closer look at Chainsaw Man TV anime! It was revealed on Sunday, during the stage presentation at the MAPPA Stage 2021 -10th Year Anniversary-, the first promotional video for the previously-announced TV anime series adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga series. No other details were revealed as of writing.
The Chainsaw Man presentation was personally presented by author Tatsuki Fujimoto himself in which he was also interviewed for a question and answer (Q&A).
The series is animated by animation studios MAPPA with Ryu Nakayama serving as the series director. Makoto Nakazono is serving as the chief director while Tatsuya Yoshihara as the animation director. The series composition and screenplay is handled by Hiroshi Seko, and characters are designed by Kazutaka Sugiyama. Kensuke Ushio is composing the music.
The action-horror fiction and dark fantasy manga series "Chainsaw Man" written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto has been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since December 2018. Its chapters have been collected in nine tankōbon volumes as of November 2020. It is also published by Shueisha on the Manga Plus online platform. The manga series was recently hailed as the Best Manga in the Male Demographic category by Kono Manga ga Sugoi's 2021 Ranking published on December 2020.
As of October 2020, the manga had over 4.2 million copies in circulation. Chainsaw Man has been overall well received by critics, who have highlighted its storytelling, violent scenes and dark humor.
Source: MAPPA Stage 2021 -10th Anniversary- Presentation via MAPPA Channel YouTube