Chainsaw Man is one of the most anticipated anime of the year. MAPPA, which manages the adaptation of the manga on the small screen, was able to talk about many topics regarding the upcoming arrival of the anime.
Chainsaw Man at Anime Expo: the first news
This weekend took place at the Anime Expo, a convention dedicated to anime. On this occasion, many took the opportunity to reveal information about their current or future projects. For example, we learned that the manga Mashable and the manhwa Solo Leveling would be adapted for the small screen. At the same time, the very expected adaptation of Chainsaw Man made the news: the manga of Tatsuki Fujimoto had a panel reserved for it during the Anime Expo.
This special Chainsaw Man conference was presented by three members of MAPPA, the animation studio behind the adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s manga: Hiroshi Seko (composer of the series), Manabu Otsuka (CEO of MAPPA), and Makoto Kimura (executive director of the studio) were present on stage. First, Manabu Otsuka explained that MAPPA wanted to adapt the work the second the manga was released in Japan. He explains that he is a manga fan and will make the anime according to that: he wants “to create sequences that fans like me would like to see on the screen.” So we can assume that some sequences exclusive to the anime will be present, like the beach scene created for the trailer (but we don’t know if it will be part of the final product).
Chainsaw Man: will he be censored?
In the wake of the presentation and during a question and answer session, Makoto Kimura was asked about the adaptation of the anime and, more particularly, about the transposition of gory and mature elements (blood in all directions, erotic scenes). The producer was reassuring: “We will not censor anything. We want to be faithful to the original manga. What a relief, since it is this raw, adult side of Chainsaw Man that has seduced many fans.
Unfortunately, the presentation stops there. A disappointment for many who were waiting for a release date (more precise than a vague “2022”) or even an unreleased trailer: only nine seconds of images (to be viewed in the header of this article) was released. The MAPPA boss explained that he wanted to bring something here at Anime Expo but that it was impossible. Maybe he plans to reveal more information at his conference at Japan Expo on July 16 or at the Crunchyroll Expo, which starts in early August.