The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man manga is receiving a TV anime adaptation. The anime’s website has also launched, releasing a teaser visual for the upcoming adaptation.
The magazine has also revealed that studio Mappa MAPPA (Yuri!! on Ice, Attack on Titan: Final Season) will be producing the adaptation.
Chainsaw Man is an action-adventure manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. The series began in 2018 and is published by Shueisha in their Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. To date, a total of 9 volumes have been published, with the 10th volume set to release in Japan on January 4, 2021. Since its debut, the manga has received numerous award nominations, including the 2019 Manga Taisho awards, the Tsutaya Comic Awards, and the upcoming Shogakukan Manga Awards. The manga has also reached over 5 million copies in circulation around the country.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
Denji has a simple dream—to live a happy and peaceful life, spending time with a girl he likes. This is a far cry from reality, however, as Denji is forced by the yakuza into killing devils in order to pay off his crushing debts. Using his pet devil Pochita as a weapon, he is ready to do anything for a bit of cash.
Unfortunately, he has outlived his usefulness and is murdered by a devil in contract with the yakuza. However, in an unexpected turn of events, Pochita merges with Denji’s dead body and grants him the powers of a chainsaw devil. Now able to transform parts of his body into chainsaws, a revived Denji uses his new abilities to quickly and brutally dispatch his enemies. Catching the eye of the official devil hunters who arrive at the scene, he is offered work at the Public Safety Bureau as one of them. Now with the means to face even the toughest of enemies, Denji will stop at nothing to achieve his simple teenage dreams.
A TV anime adaptation of the Chainsaw Man manga has been announced and is currently in production.
Source Image - Chainsaw Man Anime Website