The next Chainsaw Man anime will be released in October 2022, with the lead voice confirmed alongside a brutal new PV trailer.
There are literally thousands of manga series from all over the world that you can read online, but there are not so many series like Chainsaw Man.
With a considerably darker theme than many other mainstream series, as well as extremely bloody violence and a superb cast of characters, the manga has become a fan favorite in recent years.
However, the series has now received a major update; confirmation that the animated adaptation of Chainsaw Man will stream via Crunchyroll in October 2022 and the reveal of the main voice cast.
MAPPA gets ripped with its animated adaptation of Chainsaw Man
In December 2020, rumors about an anime started when the unofficial Twitter page of Shonen Jump News tweeted that a “TV anime adaptation” for Chainsaw Man would be produced.
Many fans expected an anime adaptation to be revealed following the manga’s conclusion this weekend after author Tatsuki Fujimoto said an “important announcement” would be made.
On December 13, it was officially confirmed that the epic manga would be adapted into a brutal television series. Along with the announcement, the first promotional image for the new series was also shared, see below.
Shueisha’s “Weekly Shonen Jump” Serialization #チェンソーマン will be lively! Production is managed by #MAPPA ( @MAPPA_Info ). The visual teaser has also arrived! Please look forward to it. – Chainsaw Man RP, via Twitter.
The animated adaptation of Chainsaw Man will be produced by animation studio MAPPA. MAPPA has had an amazing few years producing The God of High School, Dorohedoro, Jujutsu Kaisen and the final season of Attack on Titan.
Given the visual beauty of these series, fans are understandably extremely excited to have MAPPA lead the Chainsaw Man anime – but when will it be released?
The Chainsaw Man anime will be released in 2022, confirms MAPPA in a new trailer
On December 3, 2021, the WSJ_manga Twitter page reported that the second part of the manga and anime adaptation would premiere in 2022. This would be confirmed at this year’s Jump Festa event in Japan, where the anime adaptation and manga series largely premiered in the form of special panels.
Luckily, during MAPPA’s recent live stream event, it was confirmed that the upcoming anime adaptation will be released in October 2022 with a brutal new trailer – see below.
A more specific release date has unfortunately not been shared, but HITC predicts that Chainsaw Man will premiere on Sunday October 2 or Sunday October 9 – as the Sunday schedule is usually the ideal release slot for anime on adult theme.
There are rumors about the anime adaptation will take place over two courses; however, this has yet to be corroborated by an official source. A Court is a three-month block of programming, with this rumor stating that approximately 24 episodes will be produced, from October 2022 to March 2023 – assuming the two shows run back-to-back.
The good news for international fans is that Crunchyroll recently confirmed that the new anime will stream through their platform in its domestic premiere.
“Crunchyroll announces today that the next Chainsaw Man The anime, based on the Tatsuki Fujimoto manga of the same name, will be simulcast on the platform this year! Chainsaw Man will be available in Crunchyroll territories worldwide (excluding Asia), with additional voiceovers for the series to include English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and German. – News from Crunchyroll.
The animation for the series will be MAPPA, one of the largest studios working in the anime industry today, which means the team can dedicate a significant amount of resources to animation; arguably the most time-consuming part of any series. However, it sparked an interesting conversation about the amount of computer-generated animation that could potentially feature in Chainsaw Man, see below.
Chainsaw Man Production Team And Main Voice Cast Revealed
As part of the aforementioned live-streamed event, the following main voice cast was revealed:
- Denji will be voiced by Kikunosuke Toya
- Makima will be voiced by Tomori Kusunoki
- Aki Hayakawa will be voiced by Shogo Sakata
- Power will be voiced by Fairouz Ai
The following staff members have also been confirmed to be working on the production of the CSM.
- Ryuu Nakayama as Director (Jujutsu Kaisen)
- Hiroshi Seko as Script Director (Dorohedoro)
- Kazutaka Sugiyama as character designer (Mushoku Tensei)
- Tatsuya Yoshihara as Action Director (Black Clover)
- Makoto Nakazono as Chief Director (SSSS.Gridman)
- Kiyotaka Oshiyama as Evil Designer (Devilman: Crybaby)
- Yuusuke Takeda as Art Director (Vinland Saga)
- Naomi Nakano as Color Designer (Sword Art Online: Alicization)
- Youhei Miyahara as layout designer (Scrapped Princess)
- Kensuke Ushio is the composer (Devilman: Crybaby)
- Keisuke Seshita as Animation Producer (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Unfortunately, fans have started to worry because of a recent “leak” from Twitter user “rcco_r0nd0” which explained how the CG animation will work in the CSM anime.
According ‘rcco_r0nd0‘ in a now-deleted tweet, the production will be 50% computer-generated animation and 50% 2D art; but will be used to emphasize backgrounds, rather than characters or action.
“Unlike SNK for example, CG is used very cleverly. Let’s say in terms of animation it’s Reverse Arcane. You prioritize traditional animation without downplaying the importance of CG. – User’ rco_r0nd0′, via Twitter.
However, if the new trailer is anything to go by, the CG elements of the new Chainsaw Man series are sure to impress as MAPPA looks to continue its momentum (and reputation) of producing truly magnificent anime.
What do you think of the new animated trailer for Chainsaw Man and the CG involved? Let us know in the comments below!
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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