The TV anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s “Chainsaw Man” manga revealed the teaser video during the “MAPPA STAGE 2021 -10th Anniversary-” event on June 27.
Ryū Nakayama (Jujutsu Kaisen episode director) is directing the anime at MAPPA. Hiroshi Seko (Deca-Dence, Dorohedoro) is handling the script and Kensuke Ushio (DEVILMAN crybaby) is composing the score.
The story is set in a world where Devils, born from human fears, cause harm to humans, who seek to exterminate them. Denji is a young, depressed man who is attempting to pay back his deceased father’s debt to the yakuza by selling several of his organs and working as a devil hunter. Denji also owns a dog called Pochita, who is actually a devil that resembles a chainsaw and assists Denji in his work.
During a job, Denji is killed by the devil, and Pochita severely injured. But the two have previously made a deal that allows Pochita to merge with Denji, reviving him as a human-devil hybrid with Pochita’s chainsaw ability. Denji kills the devil that killed him, and is then approached by a team of governmental devil hunters, who persuade Denji to become a part of their organization.
▍Staff and Production
Original Work: Tatsuki Fujimoto
Director: Ryū Nakayama
Script: Hiroshi Seko
Character Design: Kazutaka Sugiyama
Action Director: Tatsuya Yoshihara
Chief production: Makoto Nakazono
Demon Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama
Art Director: Yūsuke Takeda
Color Design: Naomi Nakano
Screen Design: Yohei Miyahara
Music: Kensuke Ushio
Animation Producer: Keisuke Seshita