MAPPA’s Chainsaw Man Anime Shows Off All-Star Staff in First Trailer

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Start your hype engines, because the first trailer for the much-anticipated Chainsaw Man anime adaptation dropped this weekend, courtesy of studio MAPPA’s 10th anniversary stage event!

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Aside from blood and guts, the trailer also reveals an all-star staff list:

Ryu Nakayama (Jujutsu Kaisen episode director) is in the director’s chair alongside Makoto Nakazono (DARLING in the FRANXX episode director) as chief director, with Hiroshi Seko (Vinland Saga) as screenwriter, Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) as character designer, Tatsuya Yoshihara (Black Clover director) as action director, and Kensuke Ushio (Devilman Crybaby) for the soundtrack.

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Cast members and the release window have yet to be announced, but we already can’t wait for more!


Manga Synopsis (via VIZ Media): Denji’s a poor young man who’ll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil-dog Pochita. He’s a simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt.

But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when he’s betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji’s become a whole new man—Chainsaw Man!


Are you hyped for the Chainsaw Man anime? Share this post and let us know! And stay locked to Funimation for the latest news on all things anime, this season and beyond.

Source: Chainsaw Man official Twitter account, website

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