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Chainsaw Man Heads to Annecy Film Festival

Chainsaw Man Heads to Annecy Film FestivalMixing it up with the latest and greatest animation this year at Annecy will be none other than Chainsaw Man. That’s the word from Crunchyroll, the US distributor of the series.

Chainsaw Man episode 1 will compete in the festival’s television category, “for which it was selected among 3,250 films received from 112 different countries,” says The Roll.

This summer’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival will take place from June 11 to 17 in, well, Annecy. The complete list of TV productions competing can be seen here.

Here’s the complete statement from CR:

Produced by studio MAPPA, directed by Ryu Nakayama, and adapted from Tatsuki Fujimoto’s celebrated manga, Chainsaw Man was streamed internationally by Crunchyroll from October to December 2022 with acclaim from both critics and public alike.

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival inspires and rocks the world to the rhythm of animation by highlighting the creative dynamism and richness this sector represents. From exclusive presentations of the latest animated works to demonstrations of the latest and future trends, via meetings with seasoned directors and emerging talents, the Annecy International Animation Festival is an exciting celebration in an exceptional setting. It will be held this year from June 11 to 17, 2023, in the city of Annecy.

The official competition of the festival rewards every year short and feature films, series, graduation films, and commissioned films, all made in animation. Chainsaw Man will compete in the television category for which it was selected among 3,250 films received from 112 different countries.

Denji is a young boy who works as a Devil Hunter with the “Chainsaw Devil” Pochita.
One day, as he was living his miserable life trying to pay off the debt he inherited from his parents, he got betrayed and killed. As he was losing his consciousness, he made a deal with Pochita, and got resurrected as the “Chainsaw Man”: the owner of the Devil’s heart.

Source: Crunch

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.