The intense Weekly Shonen Jump series makes the leap with MAPPA animating
One of the craziest manga that has ever run in Weekly Shonen Jump is finally being adapted into a TV anime. The newly opened official Twitter account for Chainsaw Man announced today that Tatsuki Fujimoto’s popular manga will be moving into the TV anime space thanks to the team over at MAPPA alongside a teaser image.
It was further announced that the manga isn’t actually ending today, with part 2 of the series being serialized on Shueisha’s digital Shonen Jump+ service in the near future. It seems that Chainsaw Man was too much for the paper version of Jump to handle!
本日発売の週刊少年ジャンプに『チェンソーマン』最終９７話がセンターカラーにて掲載中！アニメ化＆第２部連載決定しました！読者の皆様の応援の御蔭でございます！引き続き、『チェンソーマン』の全てを楽しんで頂けたら嬉しいです！ #チェンソーマン— チェンソーマン【公式】 (@CHAINSAWMAN_PR) December 13, 2020
Chainsaw Man finished its serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump today and was being simulpubbed on Viz Media’s Shonen Jump app in English, who are also releasing physical volumes of the series. Viz describes the first volume as such:
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!
The first volume of the manga in English
To get a sense of what you’ll be getting into with Chainsaw Man, just watch the trailer for the manga series:
More details on the upcoming TV anime adaption of Chainsaw Man and the forthcoming second part of the manga series will likely be revealed during the stage event for the series at Jump Festa 2021 this weekend.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.