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Chainsaw Man Anime Reveals Bloody New Visual, Trailer Plans

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The Chainsaw Man anime is getting ready to take over screens this year, and we’ll soon get to see more of it in motion. In addition to unveiling a blood-drenched new key visual, the anime’s official website and Twitter account announced that the first cast information and a new trailer will be announced during a MAPPA stage event on August 5 at 8:00pm Japan Time.

You’ll be able to watch the stream as it goes down on MAPPA’s YouTube channel.

Here’s the vertical version of the visual:

Previously announced staff includes:

  • Original Creator: Tatsuki Fujimoto
  • Director: Ryu Nakayama (JUJUTSU KAISEN Episode 19 director)
  • Screenplay: Hiroshi Seko (Mob Psycho 100, JUJUTSU KAISEN) 
  • Character Design: Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation)
  • Action Animation Director: Tatsuya Yoshihara (Black Clover, Yatterman Night)
  • Assistant Director: Masato Nakazono (JUJUTSU KAISEN, SSSS.Gridman)
  • Devil Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Flip Flappers, Space Dandy) 
  • Background Art Director: Yusuke Takeda (Vinland Saga, JUJUTSU KAISEN)
  • Color Design: Naomi Nakano (Sword Art Online: Alicization) 
  • Screen Design: Yosuke Miyahara (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)
  • Music: Kensuke Ushio (A Silent Voice, Devilman crybaby)
  • Animation Producer: Keisuke Seshimo (JUJUTSU KAISEN) 
  • Animation Production: MAPPA

VIZ Media publishes the Chainsaw Man manga, with all of Part 1 currently available digitally and in print and Part 2 running each week via the Shonen Jump app. Here’s how VIZ describes it:

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. 

Via Crunchyroll News