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Chainsaw Man Celebrates Its Fifth Episode With Stunning Visuals

On the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, chainsaw man, a variety of illustrations were shared to celebrate the broadcast of the fifth episode of the series. In addition, the closing sequence of this fifth episode was revealed, which has the theme song “In the Back Room“, interpreted by syudou.

The first illustration was made by TOOBOEmusical artist of the closing theme of the fourth episode.

The second illustration was made by Benjamin Faurewho participated in the animation of the fifth episode.

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The third illustration was made by 百沢ももwho participated in the animation of the fifth episode.

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Other independent artists who stood out during the week included: “| | |村 (@erupusai2)“; “kitsubear (@snowberryaki)“; “→よか (@Ao_Yoka_desu222)“; “ぽぽた (@popotarosanpo)“; “ミト🐻単行本羊姫3巻発売中 (@mitokuma)“; “餡 (@ANcoo_mm)“.

The series has been broadcast since October 11 in Japan and is confirmed with a total of twelve episodes, while the platform Crunchyroll handles its distribution in the West. On the other hand, Fujimoto started 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 digital service Shōnen Jump Pluswhere it has been published since July 2022.

Production team

  • 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.

Font: Official Twitter Account

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