MAPPA wishes to animate all the works of the authors of Chainsaw Man

In Crunchyroll Expo 2022 held in early August IGN France the studio staff were interviewed MAPpAwhich produces television animation chainsaw mandue for release in October 2022. MAP it has been clearly stated that he wants other works of his Tatsuki Fujimoto themselves.

MAP is an animation studio that founded Masa Maruyamawho disappeared mad house in 2011. They worked on the animated television series cacao, kaisen jujutsu Y Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season. The company has put a lot of effort into the animation adaptation of Chainsaw Man, and the production is fully financed by MAPPA studios, instead of using the production committee method, which asks for funding from different companies.

In an interview, MAPPA staff said: “We have read all of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s works. We want to animate all your works in MAPPA», which shows a very interesting interest in the rest of the author’s works, including the popular single shots Look Back Y Eri Sayonara (Bye, Eri). Tatsuki Fujimoto he also worked on other works that have a unique vision of the world.

Fire Punch (serialized in Shonen Jump Plus from April 2016 to January 2018), about a boy who continues to live while being burned by an unquenchable fire in a world where civilization has fallen. Yogen no Nayuta (published as a one shot in the August 2015 issue of JUMP SQUARE), which shows the daily life of Nayuta, a horned girl who is afraid to destroy the world, and her brother.

Look Backlong shot about a fourth grader who draws manga (distributed in Shonen Jump Plus in July 2021), also attracted attention, and Fujimoto’s work has the power to draw the viewer in through its strong positioning. MAPPA staff say that “MAPPA’s first task is to complete Man Saw Chain, so all current efforts are focused on that“But if Chainsaw Man is successful, we might see some animated versions of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s works in the future.

Summary for Chain Saw Man

The story takes place in a world where Demons threaten the peace of the people, making them targets for elimination. Denji is a depressed young man who sold some of his organs and works as a lumberjack and devil hunter to pay his late father’s debts. Denji (who is also a demon) has a dog named Pochita, who has chainsaws and uses them to do his work.

This is explained by the fact that humans can make contracts with demons. After returning home from a job, Denji is tasked by Yakuza to infiltrate a building and kill another demon. However, the plan to kill him turned out to be a trap as part of the Yakuza’s deal with the devil, which gained them more power. But Pochita comes to Denji’s aid and bails him out.

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