While Spy x Family may be one of the most anticipated new anime releases in 2022, the Forger Family will face stiff competition from Studio MAPPA‘s long-awaited anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man. The Chainsaw Man anime release date on Crunchyroll is expected to be later in 2022.
Crunchyroll previously announced that it would broadcast the anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s best-selling manga. Crunchyroll will simulcast the series in all territories where it is available, except for Asia. The streaming service will also dub the anime in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and German. The show still does not have an exact release date. Still, the anime streaming service shared the previously released Japanese trailer on its YouTube page alongside a message confirming that the project is still on track for a 2022 release date.
With Anime Expo 2022 featuring a panel centering on both MAPPA and Tatsuki Fujimoto’s anime adaptation of Denji’s story, a call to fans has been issued, which the anime studio is looking to receive questions concerning one of the year’s most extensive new anime series.
Chainsaw Man Anime Expo 2022 panel
Studio MAPPA has issued a call to fans for the forthcoming Anime Expo 2022 panel on the anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man. The panel will take place on July 4, 2022, with anime watchers being requested to utilize the unique hashtag #ChainsawManAX in order to get their questions into the right hands before the major anime event:
MAPPA is arguably one of the busiest anime studios in the market today. They are working on Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 3, and the upcoming anime series Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku. MAPPA has already given fans a sneak peek at Chainsaw Man via a teaser for the series; the violent series is about to be watched by a slew of new fans.
Chainsaw Man manga and plot
The series began with a manga by famed author and illustrator Tatsuki Fujimoto, notably recognized for his work on the critically acclaimed Fire Punch and Look Back manga series. The show debuted in 2018 and was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. The first part of the manga ended in 2020; however, Chainsaw Man Part 2 will be published exclusively on the digital manga platform Shonen Jump+ in 2022.
The manga has gained great acclaim for its distinct blend of an intellectual, complex storyline and violent action. Fujimoto’s dark fantasy series earned both a Harvey Award and a Shogakukan Manga Award in 2021, and it has sold over 12 million copies worldwide.
Chainsaw Man plot
Chainsaw Man is set in an alternate timeline in which human civilization has evolved alongside the existence of devils; terrible entities spawned from humanity’s anxieties.
Denji, a well-meaning but rather naive young guy, is brutally murdered by the yakuza in the series. He is resurrected after making a pact with his pet chainsaw devil Pochita.
This pact allows him to transform into Chainsaw Man, a fierce devil-human fusion with chainsaws for arms and a head. Denji is then recruited into the Public Safety Devil Hunters, a government unit that hunts down and destroys devils who threaten humanity.
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