The hit manga series “Chainsaw Man” is getting an anime adaptation, but fans may have to wait for the release date according to new reports.
There are literally thousands of manga series from all over the world that you can read online, but there aren’t many series like Chainsaw Man.
With a considerably darker theme than many other mainstream series, alongside extremely gory violence and a stunning character set, the manga has become a fan favorite in recent years.
However, a new round of “leaks” and reports are circulating on social media, indicating that fans may need to be patient while waiting for the release date of Chainsaw Man.
The announcement of the The man with the chainsaw anime …
In December 2020, rumors about an anime began when The Unofficial Shonen Jump News Twitter page tweeted that a “television anime adaptation” for Chainsaw Man would be produced.
Many fans expected an anime adaptation to be revealed after the manga’s conclusion this weekend after author Tatsuki Fujimoto noted that an “important announcement” would be made.
December 13th was officially confirmed that the epic manga would make its television debut.
MAPPA letting it tear …
The animated adaptation of Chainsaw Man will be produced by animation studio MAPPA.
MAPPA had a few amazing years, producing The God of High School, Dorohedoro, Jujutsu Kaisen and the final season of Attack on Titan.
Considering the visual beauty of these series, fans are understandably extremely excited to have MAPPA lead the Chainsaw Man anime.
Chainsaw Man anime trailer …
April 16 was reported that the first trailer for the animated series Chainsaw Man will debut this summer.
The first trailer for PV was released later as part of the 10th anniversary of the MAPPA scene on June 27, 2021.
You can check out the official trailer below:
Chainsaw Man: the confusion of the release date explained …
At the time of writing, Chainsaw Man will be released in 2022 according to a report from the Weekly Shonen Jump Twitter page, but no specific date has yet been revealed.
WSJ_manga’s Twitter page announcement on December 3 that Part 2 of the manga and anime adaptation would premiere in 2022.
While a specific release date for the Chainsaw Man anime has not been revealed, HITC predicts the series will air in the fall of 2022.
11 volumes of the Chainsaw Man manga series have been released in Japan, meaning the production team doesn’t have to wait for the source material to become available.
Likewise, MAPPA is one of the largest studios working in the anime industry today, which means that the team can devote a significant amount of resources to animation; arguably the most time consuming part of any series.
Assuming that an adaptation of Chainsaw Man has a similar production schedule to other major projects such as Attack on Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen (other MAPPA titles), fans might expect the series to air in June. 2022, but a more likely scenario would be an October 2022 launch on the fall slate.
However, fans may start to worry about a recent “leak” from Twitter user “rcco_r0nd0”, who explained how the CG animation will work in the CSM anime.
According to ‘rcco_r0nd0‘, the production will consist of 50% computer-generated animation and 50% 2D art; but will be used to emphasize the backgrounds, rather than the characters or the action.
“Unlike SNK for example, CG is used very intelligently. Let’s say that in terms of animation it is reverse Arcane. You favor traditional animation without minimizing the importance of CG. – User ‘rcco_r0nd0’, via Twitter.
Unfortunately, the “leak” also revealed that it means the production schedule will be drastically affected by MAPPA’s artistic direction.
“This will be a long run production as well as the length of the anime. The release date will depend on the significant moments of the source material. – User ‘rcco_r0nd0’, via Twitter.
They end by explaining that the first key visual and distribution announcements will be made in December 2021 – fans should note that none of the mentioned “leak” information has been officially confirmed.
The staff of Chainsaw Man…
The following staff members have been confirmed work 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 Devil Designer (Devilman: Crybaby)
- Yuusuke Takeda as Artistic Director (Vinland Saga)
- Naomi Nakano as a colorist (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)
This article will be updated as more information is revealed, so check back regularly for the latest news.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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