Chainsaw Man Celebrates Its First 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 airing of the first episode of the series. The first was done by Ryū Nakayamaproject manager at the studios MAP.
The second was made by Tatsuya Yoshiharadirector of action and animation of the project.
The third was made by souta yamazakiwho participated in the animation of the episode.
The fourth was made by Shu (駿)who participated in the animation of the episode.
The fifth was made by Takuya Niinumawho participated in the animation of the episode.
The sixth was made by Hideki Hamazakiwho participated in the animation of the episode.
The seventh was made by TOOBOEin charge of one of the closing themes of the project.
The eighth was made by Kiyotaka Oshiyamawho is in charge of the design of the monsters.
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.
- 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 late 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