Anime adaptation Chainsaw Man just got a new trailer… and it’s as gory as you might imagine.
The upcoming anime from director Ryū Nakayama tells the story of Denji – a teenage Devil Hunter who’s brought back from the dead after making a gruesome pact, and returns as Chainsaw Man.
Able to pull a cord in his chest and transform into a human/Devil hybrid armed with the titular gardening tools, it’s quite a… visceral kind of power. The new trailer really shows the kind of havoc and destruction you can cause when your hands are made of chainsaws.
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Chainsaw Man is based on the popular manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto, in which Devils are brought into existence based on the collective fears of humankind.
In the manga, Denji eventually joins the Public Safety Devil Hunters – a government organization that fights back against the Devils whenever they become a threat to the world.
The manga was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 2018 before heading online to Shōnen Jump+ for its second part in July 2022. The original comic was well met by manga fans and critics and was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2022 as well as winning Best Manga at The Harvey Awards in 2021. Chainsaw Man will be heading to Crunchyroll when it debuts in October 2022.
“With dark humor, dynamic characters and a sharp story, Chainsaw Man is one of the most anticipated new series this year, and we are wickedly excited to bring it to fans on the Crunchyroll service,” said Asa Suehira, Chief Content Officer at Crunchyroll “Anime fans will be up all night thinking about the spectacular visuals and high-octane action.”
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Kikunosuke Toya will voice Denji alongside Tomori Kusunoki as Makima, Shogo Sakata as Aki Hayakawa, and Fairouz Ai as Power. Art director Yusuke Takeda brought Denji’s story to the screen alongside character designers Kazutaka Sugiyame and Kiyotaka Oshiyama. Kensuke Ushio composed the music for the MAPPA-produced adaptation.
Ryū Nakayama directed Chainsaw Man based on a screenplay by Hiroshi Seko.
Chainsaw Man is still one of IGN’s most anticipated new anime titles of 2022, along with Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Spriggan, and Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.