The Jump Festa ’22 event on Saturday revealed that the television anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto‘s Chainsaw Man manga will premiere in 2022. The event streamed a video that announced the news and also announced that Fujimoto will launch the manga’s second part in summer 2022.
Ryū Nakayama, who has previously worked on Black Clover and Jujutsu Kaisen as an episode director, is heading the series at MAPPA. MAPPA has previously produced Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Kakegurui. Tatsuya Yoshihara (known for Black Clover and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls) is assisting Nakayama with directing the action scenes for the series.
Furthermore, Makoto Nakazono (of DARLING in the FRANXX and Little Witch Academia) is assisting the directors as the technical director. Kazutaka Sugiyama is designing the series’ iconic characters. Sugiyama has previously designed characters for Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation. Sugiyama is being assisted by Kiyotaka Oshiyama (of DEVILMAN Crybaby and Space Dandy), who is designing the series’ iconic devils, and Yūsuke Takeda (of Eden of the East and Vinland Saga) is directing the art.
Hiroshi Seko (of Ajin and Attack on Titan) is writing the series scripts. Finally, Kensuke Ushio, best known for working the DEVILMAN Crybaby soundtrack (with additional contributions to Liz and the Blue Bird and A Silent Voice), is composing the music.
Viz Media is currently publishing the manga in physical print as well as on its digital service alongside Shueisha’s MANGA Plus online service. Viz describes the story of Chainsaw Man as follows:
Denji’s a poor young man who’ll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil-dog Pochita. He’s a simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt. But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when he’s betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji’s become a whole new man—Chainsaw Man!
With the previous arc of the manga having wrapped up in June, the Jump Festa ’22 event on Saturday revealed that Tatsuki Fujimoto will launch the second part of his Chainsaw Man manga on the Shonen Jump+ app and website in summer 2022. This is a slight push-back from the original publishing date, which was set to be in December 2021. The second part will feature the “Gakkō-hen” (“School Arc”).
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