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‘Chainsaw Man’ revs up the gore in bloody new trailer that announces Oct. anime adaptation premiere

  • A gory new trailer for Mappa’s anime adaptation of “Chainsaw Man” was released Friday, announcing an October Crunchyroll debut just in time for the Halloween season.

  • Based on the manga written and illustrated by Tatuski Fujimoto, “Chainsaw Man” takes place in a world where monsters called Devils are manifested in reality by collective human fears.

  • The new trailer boasts the stunning animation Mappa has become known for, having worked on anime such as “Attack on Titan,” “Jujutsu Kaisen” and “”Vinland Saga.”

  • The cast includes Kikinosuke Toya as Denji, Tomori Kusunoki (Natsume in “Deca-Dence”) as Makima, Shogo Sakata (Karin Sasaki in Fire Force) as Aki Hayakawa and Fairouz Ai (Jolyne Kujo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean) as Power.

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A gory new trailer for Mappa’s anime adaptation of “Chainsaw Man” was released Friday, announcing an October Crunchyroll debut just in time for the Halloween season.

Based on the manga written and illustrated by Tatuski Fujimoto, “Chainsaw Man” takes place in a world where monsters called Devils are manifested in reality by collective human fears. Denji, a destitute teenage Devil Hunter living with his pet Chainsaw Devil Pochita, is killed trying to clear his late father’s debt. Betrayed and left to rot, Denji is resurrected after making a contract with Pochita, merging himself with the Devil and becoming Chainsaw Man.

The new trailer boasts the stunning animation Mappa has become known for, having worked on anime such as “Attack on Titan,” “Jujutsu Kaisen” and “”Vinland Saga.” Fans of the manga series can look forward to seeing Denji, Makima, Shogo and Power hacking and slashing their way through various Devils for the first time since the first official trailer was released a year ago.

“With dark humor, dynamic characters and a sharp story, Chainsaw Man is one of the most anticipated new series this year, and we are wickedly excited to bring it to fans on the Crunchyroll service,” said Asa Suehira, chief content officer at Crunchyroll. “Anime fans will be up all night thinking about the spectacular visuals and high-octane action.”

The first part of Fujimoto’s original manga ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from December 2018 to December 2020. In July 2022, its second part began serialization online through the web service Shonen Jump Plus.

The cast includes Kikinosuke Toya as Denji, Tomori Kusunoki (Natsume in “Deca-Dence”) as Makima, Shogo Sakata (Karin Sasaki in Fire Force) as Aki Hayakawa and Fairouz Ai (Jolyne Kujo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean) as Power. Ryu Nakayama is slated to direct,  with a screenplay by Hiroshi Seko and music composed by Kensuke Ushio. Yusuke Takeda acted as art director, with Kazutaka Sugiyama and Kiyotaka Oshiyama in charge of character design and devil design, respectively.

“Chainsaw Man” will premiere on Crunchyroll in October.

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