Chainsaw Man – the popular and beloved shonen manga – is finally getting an anime. The series will debut on Crunchyroll on October 11, and studio MAPPA unveiled a new trailer on Monday. Fans have been waiting for the Chainsaw Man anime for years, with the first trailer released in June last year.
The trailer features the story of the series, which follows main character Denji and others who end up working for the Public Safety Demon Hunters. Demons have infested the alternate reality world, and it’s up to government employees to send them back to hell.
Of course, the series isn’t called “Chainsaw Man” for nothing. Denji befriends a dog (who is actually both a devil and a chainsaw) named Pochita. After Denji’s death, the demon dog fuses with him, transforming the hero into a “Hybrid” and giving him the ability to spawn chainsaws all over his body. He also possesses a mecha-like head with sharp teeth and a chainsaw on its forehead, which he uses to slice through huge demons.
The first part of the Chainsaw Man manga debuted in December 2018 and was published for two years in Shonen Jump. Part two was released earlier this year, in July, and is still ongoing.
Studio MAPPA is best known for Attack on Titan: The Final season, Yuri!!! On Ice, and Jujutsu Kaisen. He will lead the handsome and gory Chainsaw Man throughout his animated series.