On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, chainsaw man, it was announced that a special event will be held in Japan on September 19 that, among other things, will premiere the first episode of the series in advance. A total of three hundred people will be invited to the event through a draw that will be held on the official Twitter account of the franchise, although obviously only people who live in Japan are eligible.
The event will take place on September 19 at the complex TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, and will premiere the first episode of the series in advance, with the participation of the main voice cast that includes Kikunosuke Toya, Tomori Kusunoki, Ai Fairouz Y Shogo Sakata. Additionally, more members of the project’s voice cast and theme songs will be revealed.
For his part, Fujimoto began publishing the manga. chainsaw man in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in December 2018, ending the first part in December 2020. The second part of the work moved to the Shonen Jump Plus digital service, where it has been in publication since July 2022.
- Ryū Nakayama (Black Clover, Jujutsu Kaisen) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios MAP.
- Hiroshi Seko (Ajin, Attack on Titan The Final Season) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
- Kensuke Ushiō (DEVILMAN crybaby, Liz and the Blue Bird, A Silent Voice) is responsible for the composition of the soundtrack.
Synopsis for Chainsaw Man
The story takes place in a world where Demons threaten the peace of humans, making them targets to be eliminated. Denji is a young and depressed man who has sold several of his organs and works as a lumberjack and demon hunter to pay off his deceased father’s debt. Denji owns a dog (who is also a demon) named Pochita, who has chainsaws and which he uses to do his work.
This is explained because humans can make contracts with demons. After returning home from a job, Denji is called in 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, gaining them more power. But Pochita comes to Denji’s aid and bonds with him, becoming a half-man, half-demon and acquiring Pochita’s chainsaws.
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