By Evan Valentine
This October will see some fan-favorite anime franchises returning to the small screen, with My Hero Academia, Mob Psycho 100, To Your Eternity, and Mobile Suit: Gundam being just a few series that will be making their comebacks. A major arrival is also set to hit in a few weeks in Chainsaw Man, which is vying to become the biggest new anime in 2022 and a new official description gives fans a better idea when it comes to the bloody adaptation.
Chainsaw Man first premiered as a manga within the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018, with the series going on hiatus following the completion of its first chapter which saw the story of Denji and his fellow devil hunters take some unexpected turns. Earlier this year, the second part of the series began by focusing on a new protagonist, Asa Mikata, a young high-schooler who found herself striking a deal with the War Devil. Looking to get revenge against the Chainsaw Devil, Asa finds herself ironically saved by Denji as the Chainsaw Man has ascended to become one of the greatest heroes of his world.
The official description from Crunchyroll, which will be housing the anime episodes of Chainsaw Man, reads as such:
“Denji is a teenage boy living with a Chainsaw Devil named Pochita. Due to the debt his father left behind, he has been living a rock-bottom life while repaying his debt by harvesting devil corpses with Pochita. One day, Denji is betrayed and killed. As his consciousness fades, he makes a contract with Pochita and gets revived as “Chainsaw Man”–a man with a devil’s heart.”
Unlike many other anime series, Chainsaw Man has recently touted that each episode will air with a different ending theme, proving how MAPPA is pulling out all the stops when it comes to introducing Tatsuki Fujimoto’s bloody franchise to a major new audience. While MAPPA hasn’t confirmed a season two, the studio has stated in the past that they’d love to adapt all the works of Fujimoto, which might also include the one-shots that Tatsuki created outside of the world of Denji.
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By Evan Valentine