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Manga 'Chainsaw Man' Gets Sequel, TV Anime Adaptation

by Vindstot
Dec 13, 2020 7:06 AM | 56 Comments
Tatsuki Fujimoto's horror action manga Chainsaw Man ended with its 97th chapter in the second 2021 issue of Weekly Shounen Jump on Monday. The issue also revealed that a second part will run in Shounen Jump+ web magazine.

A television anime adaptation of the manga was also announced in the issue. Shueisha simultaneously opened an official website, revealing a teaser visual (pictured). The anime series will be produced by animation studio MAPPA (Dorohedoro, Jujutsu Kaisen).

Synopsis
Denji has a simple dream—to live a happy and peaceful life, spending time with a girl he likes. This is a far cry from reality, however, as Denji is forced by the yakuza into killing devils in order to pay off his crushing debts. Using his pet devil Pochita as a weapon, he is ready to do anything for a bit of cash.

Unfortunately, he has outlived his usefulness and is murdered by a devil in contract with the yakuza. However, in an unexpected turn of events, Pochita merges with Denji's dead body and grants him the powers of a chainsaw devil. Now able to transform parts of his body into chainsaws, a revived Denji uses his new abilities to quickly and brutally dispatch his enemies. Catching the eye of the official devil hunters who arrive at the scene, he is offered work at the Public Safety Bureau as one of them. Now with the means to face even the toughest of enemies, Denji will stop at nothing to achieve his simple teenage dreams. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Fujimoto launched Chainsaw Man in Weekly Shounen Jump in December 2018, following the conclusion of his Fire Punch manga in Shounen Jump+ in January that year. Shueisha published the ninth volume on November 4, with the tenth volume scheduled for a January 4, 2021 release. Chainsaw Man has a cumulative 5 million copies of its volumes in print.

VIZ Media published the first three chapters in English simultaneously with the Japanese release as a part of its Jump Start initiative and subsequently serialized it in their digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The company now simulpublishes the manga on its new Shounen Jump platform and shipped the second volume on December 1. Shueisha's Manga Plus service also began simulpublishing the manga in English last January.

Chainsaw Man won fourth and first place in the 2020 and 2021 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings in the male readers' division, respectively. The manga also placed second in both the 15th edition of Recommended Comics Selected by Japanese Bookstore Employees and the fifth Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taisho's print category. The 13th Manga Taisho and 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards nominated the manga in March and November this year.

Official site: http://chainsawman.dog/
Official Twitter: @chainsawman_pr

Source: Comic Natalie

Chainsaw Man on MAL

20 of 56 Comments Recent Comments

MAPPA is taking no breaks, cant wait to see CSM animated

Mar 28, 2021 5:28 AM by Kap92

Letssss goooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111

Mar 27, 2021 4:37 AM by AlMiraj

Ok the manga gets a sequel? HYPE
MAPPA the GOAT adapting chainsaw man? OK HYPE HYPE

Feb 27, 2021 5:20 PM by 2WENTY1

cant wait for this dawg

Feb 22, 2021 2:01 PM by nyauzi

But I just want seiyuu Uchiyama Koki to voice Denji, and who will voice the rest, I somehow don't care,but if he is chosen for the Yoshida character, then I will not mind, the main thing is that this character is alive

Jan 10, 2021 4:27 PM by Pavlova_Varvara

Old_School_Akira said:
TodAboT said:

That has been the case since Masao Maruyama left MADHOUSE and founded MAPPA in 2011.

Though MAPPA is certainly being its strongest right now.


Maruyama later left mappa and founded studio M2


According to the Japanese Wikipedia. Maruyama is working on both Mappa and Studio M2. It could be said that Studio M2 is a mini-studio that belongs to Mappa.

Jan 5, 2021 5:07 AM by DriveTG

Pakumen- said:
Dude, I hope Mappa animators are getting paid well because god damn, they haven´t stopped since GoH and Dorohedoro lol.

I haven´t read the series but people keep talking about it, so as long as it´s not CGI then let´s see how it goes.


the manga artstyle is really hard to animate in 2D, it's the similar situation like Dorohedoro where there gonna use CGI, and i think CGI is the best way to adapt this series.

Dec 25, 2020 11:06 PM by snowis_cold

Piromysl said:
MAPPA proved itself with with Dorohedoro to be worthy of adapting this. Hype is real! Can't wait!
MAPPA makes me happy, chainsaw must make me happy too.
BananaWamen said:
MAPPA must be suffocatin' in fame and pressure right now. They be pickin' on the right mangas. Now only if Jigokuraku gets animated too I'll probably rest in peace.
well i sure wonder wht itll look like is MAPPA starts working on helck to be animated.

Dec 25, 2020 5:45 PM by Kasuke2515

*Standing here, still repeating myself as I hoping like an idiot that Toshiki Masuda will voice Denji and Miyuki Sawashiro will voice Makima*

:runs_away:

Dec 19, 2020 6:48 AM by MakimaFan1101

if it has CGI that will be very upsetting

Dec 15, 2020 4:53 PM by kvaz

Huh. MAPPA yet again...

Dec 15, 2020 1:58 PM by Itan-shaP

Can’t wait to see best girl animated. B)

Dec 15, 2020 3:46 AM by RICE_SAMA

MAPPA must be suffocatin' in fame and pressure right now. They be pickin' on the right mangas. Now only if Jigokuraku gets animated too I'll probably rest in peace.

Dec 15, 2020 2:15 AM by BananaWamen

TodAboT said:
KANLen09 said:
Can we say that MAPPA is the new-age classic Madhouse?

Seriously, hit after hit with high-profile names (save for some lowkey ones), and the hype train isn't slowing down!

Manga fans must be frothing at their mouths now waiting for this official announcement for months.

Nevertheless, anticipation is VERY HIGH.

That has been the case since Masao Maruyama left MADHOUSE and founded MAPPA in 2011.

Though MAPPA is certainly being its strongest right now.


Maruyama later left mappa and founded studio M2

Dec 14, 2020 6:56 PM by Old_School_Akira

KANLen09 said:
Can we say that MAPPA is the new-age classic Madhouse?

Seriously, hit after hit with high-profile names (save for some lowkey ones), and the hype train isn't slowing down!

Manga fans must be frothing at their mouths now waiting for this official announcement for months.

Nevertheless, anticipation is VERY HIGH.

That has been the case since Masao Maruyama left MADHOUSE and founded MAPPA in 2011.

Though MAPPA is certainly being its strongest right now.

Dec 14, 2020 4:18 PM by TodAboT

Hope don't see any CGI.
any news when The Second part Of manga Will began?

Dec 14, 2020 7:23 AM by Felix-san

just hope that mappa´s workers dont get stressed xd

Dec 14, 2020 4:43 AM by lesaz

I saw this title trending last night on JP.. i see now.. MAPPA's at it again.. lol

Dec 13, 2020 11:42 PM by Mei2Mei

Poor anime onlines are gonna get spoilered into oblivion.

Dec 13, 2020 9:11 PM by ReaperCreeper

So hyped. I can't wait for this adaptation!

Dec 13, 2020 7:54 PM by removed-user

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