Chainsaw Man is receiving an anime series adaptation. The news was shared by Twitter user @YonkouProd, who revealed that a TV anime based on Tatsuki Fujimoto was in development. However, he didn’t reveal when the anime series will premiere or which studio was behind the animation production.
chainsaw man is getting an anime.— YonkouProductions (@YonkouProd) May 26, 2020
Fujimoto debuted series in the first 2019 issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine published on December 3, 2018. Fujimoto began work on Chainsaw man after his manga series Fire Punch ended January 2018.
Chainsaw Man Plos: The story is set in a world where Devils cause harm to humans, which makes them a target for extermination. Denji is a young, depressed man who has sold several of his organs and works as a tree cutter and devil hunter to pay back his deceased father’s debt to loan sharks (yakuza). Denji owns a dog (that is also a devil) called Pochita, that has the characteristic features of a chainsaw and is used by Denji as such for his work. Humans can make deals (contracts) with devils. After returning home from killing a tomato devil, Denji gets called by the Yakuza to go into a building to kill another devil, However, as it turns out, the Yakuza called Denji to allow a zombie devil to kill Denji, and in return, the zombie devil would give the yakuza more power, which would let them make more money. After Denji is killed and Pochita is severely injured by said devil, Pochita merges with Denji, (because of a deal Denji made with Pochita when they first met) and as a result, Denji’s wounds heal and gets revived as a half-human, half-devil, acquiring Pochita’s chainsaw ability. Denji then uses said ability to kill the zombie devil that initially killed him. After killing said devil, a team of governmental devil hunters arrives on the scene, and after discovering that the devil was already killed by Denji, one of its members persuade Denji to become part of the governmental devil hunting organization the team belongs to.
Yonkou is known for revealing reliable scoops, but we will advise you to take this news with a grain of salt. He also announced that Hiro Mashima’s Edens Zero receiving an anime series as well.