Chainsaw Man OP x Animal Crossing video garners 4.2 million views on Twitter

Chainsaw Man X Animal Crossing OP video screenshot, featuring Denji, Makima, Power and Aki bowling together.
Chainsaw Man X Animal Crossing OP video screenshot, featuring Denji, Makima, Power and Aki bowling together. Pic credit: @yo_dakun/Twitter

On November 11, 2022, YouTube creator @yo_dakun (Twitter) unveiled a video where he used the game Animal Crossing to create the opening video of the popular anime Chainsaw Man.

You can watch the video on yo_dakun’s official YouTube channel here. It has managed to garner more than 300k views.

However, when @CSPerfectshot (Twitter), who is a die-hard fan of Chainsaw Man and is known for posting Chainsaw Man news daily, decided to post the video it managed to gain 4.2 million views and more than 500 comments!

Due to the sudden popularity of their video yo_dakun created a short video where his Chainsaw Man Animal Crossing OP video and the original Chainsaw Man OP video are compared side by side.

It’s pretty amazing how accurate his video is!

What is Animal Crossing?

Animal Crossing is a social simulation video game series developed and published by Nintendo. Katsuya Eguchi and Hisashi Nogami teamed up and developed the game’s concept. In Animal Crossing, the player is a human living in a village populated by anthropomorphic animals (and apparently demons and devils too!) and can do various activities like fishing, bug catching, and fossil hunting (and apparently hunting devils).

Five Animal Crossing games have been released worldwide since its initial release in 2001. One each for the Nintendo 64/iQue Player (GameClub), Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Switch. Animal Crossing has sold over 72 million units worldwide! One wonders who decided to include the option of being able to impale someone’s head with a chainsaw.

Animal Crossing has inspired three spin-off games: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for Nintendo 3DS, Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival for Wii U, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for cell phones. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise is a paid DLC version for Nintendo Switch that was also recently released.

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What is the plot of Chainsaw Man?

The story is set in a world where devils are born from human fears and are made manifest in reality. The devils tend to be evil and dangerous and are as powerful as the fear they are able to evoke. However, as the need for “Devil Hunters” arose so did the need to form contracts with the devils in order to gain their power and fight fire with fire. The devils usually live in a dimension called “Hell” but when they are killed there they’re transferred to the physical plane of Earth. Once a devil is killed on Earth they return to Hell.

The story centers on an impoverished young man named Denji, who due to the astounding debt his father left behind is struggling to find odd jobs in order to survive. He befriends a dog-like devil named Pochita and together they collect devil corpses to earn money.

However, one day Denji is betrayed and killed. Just as his consciousness is fading he decides to make a contract with Pochita. The devil merges its body with Denji granting him the ability to transform parts of his body into deadly chainsaws. Using his newfound power, Denji joins the Public Safety Devil Hunters – a government agency tasked with fighting devils whenever they become a threat to humanity. 

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Who are the Japanese cast members?

Chainsaw man cast members include:

  • Fairouz Ai – Power
  • Kikunosuke Toya – Denji
  • Shogo Sakata – Aki Hayakawa
  • Tomori Kusunoki – Makima
  • Daiki Hamano – Samurai Sword
  • Karin Takahashi – Kobeni Higashiyama
  • Kenjiro Tsuda – Kishibe
  • Maaya Uchida – Angel Devil
  • Mariya Ise – Himeno
  • Natsuki Hanae – Shark Fiend
  • Saori Goto – Spider Devil
  • Shiori Izawa – Pochita
  • Taku Yashiro – Hirokazu Arai
  • You Taichi – Akane Sawatari
  • Yuuya Uchida – Violence Fiend

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Who are the production team members?

Chainsaw Man production team members include:

  • Director – Ryuu Nakayama
  • Animation – MAPPA
  • Scriptwriter – Hiroshi Seko
  • Music composer – Kensuke Ushio
  • Original Story – Tatsuki Fujimoto
  • Character Designer and Chief Animation Director – Kazutaka Sugiyama
  • Devilish Design – Kiyotaka Oshiyama

Where can I read Chainsaw Man?

Chainsaw Man is a Japanese action, supernatural, shonen manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. From December 2018 to December 2020, its first part was serialized in Shueisha’s shonen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. In July 2022, its second part was serialized in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ online magazine and attracted a great deal of attention. As of March 2021, the manga’s chapters have been collected in eleven tankobon volumes.

The manga’s print and digital English versions have been licensed by Viz Media for release in North America. The manga’s English version is also published on Shueisha’s online platform Manga Plus.

As of August 2022, the Chainsaw Man manga has over 15 million copies in circulation! In 2021, the manga won the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shonen category. In the Harvey Awards, it won first place in the Best Manga category in 2021. Although the manga is known for being incredibly violent and bloody, fans commend its storytelling and complex characters.

Are you going to hop into the Animal Crossing game and turn all of your characters into Chainsaw Man characters? Let us know in the comment section below!

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