Chainsaw Man’s new trailer already exceeds 14 million views
On September 19, a new promotional video was published for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, chainsaw man. Just over twenty-four hours have passed since then, and the video has already amassed over 6 million views on YouTube and another 8 million views on the official upload on Twitter. This results in around 14 million cumulative views in just one day.
The series is scheduled to premiere on October 11 in Japan, while the platform Crunchyroll will handle 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 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.