Chainsaw Man has been a massive sleeper hit ever since the manga debuted in the pages of Shonen Jump in December 2018, generating a large fanbase with its action-packed and ultraviolent story. Of course, whenever a manga does well, an anime adaptation is sure to follow.
Chainsaw Man tells the story of Denji, a poor young man who works as a devil hunter in an attempt to pay off his father’s debts to the yakuza. His only friend and company is his pet Chainsaw Devil dog, Pochita. When the yakuza double-crosses Denji and leaves him for dead, he ends up fusing with Pochita, turning him into a human-devil hybrid. This attracts a group of government devil hunters called the Public Safety Division, who offer Denji a job helping take down the infamous Gun Devil. What follows is a tale of violent vengeance as Denji gets revenge on the yakuza. While hunting for the Gun Devil, Denji meets many other hunters and demons all of whom are tangled in their own twisted webs of drama and intrigue.
Is Chainsaw Man Getting An Anime?
On December 14th, 2020, it was announced that Chainsaw Man would be getting an anime adaptation. The anime is produced by legendary anime studio MAPPA, which has previously worked on smash hits like the final season of Attack On Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Zombie Land Saga. It has also been announced that Ryū Nakayama will be directing the series, and Makoto Nakazono will be acting as the chief episode director. Finally, Tatsuya Yoshihara was confirmed as the action designer for the upcoming series.
Since the announcement, the series has been promoted at various events. There was a stage presentation discussing the upcoming anime and the staff behind it at Jump Festa ’21. Then, in June, a trailer was shown at the MAPPA Stage 2021 event, giving fans an early glimpse of several characters and the general animation style.
When Is The Chainsaw Man Anime Coming Out?
However, despite this, there has been no concrete release date announced. Many fans and anime insiders have speculated that the series will be released in the fall of 2021, with many suggesting that an October 2021 release date is most likely. People have reached this conclusion by looking at production and release schedules for other similar series produced by MAPPA. Many anime insiders also believe that distributors won’t want to put the anime in direct competition with several other big series releasing this winter, including the final part of Attack On Titan’s last season.
However, theories and speculation have been proven wrong before. The anime could be pushed back for many unforeseen reasons, especially as Japan is still struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The only thing we can do is wait for an official announcement detailing exactly when the Chainsaw Man anime will finally hit screens.