As the final season of Attack on Titan draws to a close, the next anime from studio MAPPA is set to be Chainsaw Man, an adaptation of the hit manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto.
This weekend, at the MAPPA 10th Anniversary Event in Japan, the first trailer for Chainsaw Man dropped, along with the names of some of the key staff involved.
The chief director for the series will be Makoto Nakazono (JUJUTSU KAISEN and SSSS.Gridman), with Ryu Nakayama (Barakamon animation director) as director, Hiroshi Seko (Mob Psycho 100) as scriptwriter, Kazutaka Sugiyama (Kiznaiver) doing character designs, Tatsuya Yoshihara (Monster Musume) as action director, and Kensuke Ushio (A Silent Voice) providing the musical soundtrack.
With veterans of shows like JUJUTSU KAISEN and Mob Psycho 100 involved, Chainsaw Man is likely to be something very special! Here’s the first trailer!
And here's the first key art for the Chainsaw Man anime along with a plot synopsis from MyAnimeList!
Denji has a simple dream—to live a happy and peaceful life, spending time with a girl he likes. This is a far cry from reality, however, as Denji is forced by the yakuza into killing devils in order to pay off his crushing debts. Using his pet devil Pochita as a weapon, he is ready to do anything for a bit of cash.
Unfortunately, he has outlived his usefulness and is murdered by a devil in contract with the yakuza. However, in an unexpected turn of events, Pochita merges with Denji's dead body and grants him the powers of a chainsaw devil. Now able to transform parts of his body into chainsaws, a revived Denji uses his new abilities to quickly and brutally dispatch his enemies. Catching the eye of the official devil hunters who arrive at the scene, he is offered work at the Public Safety Bureau as one of them. Now with the means to face even the toughest of enemies, Denji will stop at nothing to achieve his simple teenage dreams.