The anime adaptation of the hit manga series ‘Chainsaw Man’ will release in October 2022, as confirmed by MAPPA at a recent Jujutsu Kaisen event in Japan.
There are literally thousands of manga series from around the world available for you to read online, but there aren’t that many series quite like Chainsaw Man.
With a considerably darker theme than many other traditional series, alongside extremely gory violence and a set of superb characters, the manga has become a fan-favourite over recent years.
However, the series has just received a major update; confirmation from MAPPA that the Chainsaw Man anime adaptation will release in October 2022!
ANNOUNCING THE CHAINSAW MAN ANIME ADAPTATION
In December 2020, rumours about an anime started when The Unofficial Shonen Jump News Twitter page tweeted that a “TV anime adaptation” for Chainsaw Man would be produced.
Many fans had been expecting an anime adaptation to be revealed following the conclusion of the manga that weekend after author Tatsuki Fujimoto said that an “important announcement” would be made.
On December 13th, it was officially confirmed that the epic manga would be adapted into a brutal television series.
MAPPA LETTING IT RIP
The anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man will be produced by the animation studio MAPPA.
MAPPA has had an incredible few years, producing The God of High School, Dorohedoro, Jujutsu Kaisen and the final season of Attack on Titan.
Considering how visually stunning these series have been, fans are understandably extremely excited about having MAPPA at the helm of the Chainsaw Man anime.
CHAINSAW MAN ANIME WILL RELEASE IN OCTOBER 2022
On December 3rd, 2021, the WSJ_manga Twitter page reported that both part 2 of the manga and anime adaptation would premiere in 2022.
This would be confirmed at the 2022 Jump Festa Event in Japan, where both the anime adaptation and manga series featured heavily.
Today, February 12th, 2022, at the Jujutsu Kaisen event in Japan, MAPPA announced that Chainsaw Man would make its television debut in October 2022 on the Fall broadcast slate.
A specific release date was not shared at the event, but we would be willing to put money on Chainsaw Man episode 1 debuting on Sunday, October 9th or 16th. This is because Sunday’s are turning into the most prominent day for anime to air in Japan, following Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen and Demon Slayer.
As part of the Jump Festa presentation, a new PV trailer was shared by the MAPPA YouTube channel and the Chainsaw Man PR Twitter page
As of February 2022, 11 volumes of the manga series have been published in Japan, meaning the production team don’t have to wait around for source material to become available.
Similarly, MAPPA is one of the largest studios working in today’s anime industry, meaning the team can throw a significant amount of resources towards the animation; arguably the most time-consuming part of any series.
However, this has brought up an interesting conversation about the amount of Computer Generated animation that could potentially feature in Chainsaw Man,
THE DEBATE OVER CG VS 2D ANIMATION
Unfortunately, fans have started to get concerned because of a recent ‘leak’ from Twitter user ‘rcco_r0nd0’ that explained how the CG animation will work in the CSM anime.
According to ‘rcco_r0nd0‘, the production will be 50% Computed Generated animation and 50% 2D art; but will be used to emphasise backgrounds, rather than characters or action.
Unfortunately, the ‘leak’ also revealed that this means the timeline on production will be significantly affected by the artistic direction from MAPPA.