If you like something dark and gory like Tokyo Ghoul and Corpse Party: Tortured Souls, then Chainsaw Man is the next to watch.
The first episode of Chainsaw Man debuted on Crunchyroll yesterday, and the anime community—especially those who enjoy brutal, gory stories—is going bonkers. Let’s investigate and find out what all the fuss is about.
The Manga series with the same name has been adapted into an anime called Chainsaw Man. Tatsuki Fujimoto, the same person who wrote Sayonara, Eri, and Fire Punch, came up with it in 2018. There are presently 11 volumes, with new chapters for Part 2 being released every week. It was first featured in the Weekly Shonen Jump.
It sold more than 5.2 million volumes in Japan in 2021, making it the seventh-highest selling manga series. As of 2022, more than 16 million copies have been sold.
If you haven’t read the manga yet, this is the time to give it a go, or just go for the anime, which consists of 12 episodes in the first season.
Chainsaw Man Universe
Unlike The Seven Deadly Sins or Naruto, this is not your typical Shonen. This contains some extremely gory, brutal, and violent content.
You’ll wonder what the hell you’re reading because it’s so full of uncut gore and dark humor, but you’ll also be laughing and in awe of this original, brand-new story.
In a version of our world where devils are rogue, Chainsaw Man is set. The majority of the devils roam the earth and cause havoc, but some of them make deals with people to obtain their powers and help them in battles with other devils. They are expressions of human fears.
The Devil Hunters are those that hunt down devils for a living, and they are well compensated for their work. All devils have names that are related to their features. There are chainsaws and darkness devils, for instance. The fear that their name inspires all around the world gives devils their power. Within the Chainsaw Man Universe, it results in a rather distinctive power and level structure.
Episode 1 Review
Denji, a young guy who has been left with debts by his deceased family members, is the primary character in the story. Because of his poor financial situation, he would accept whatever job that was offered to him in order to pay off the Yakuza. He came upon Pochita, a super-strong devil dog, after he had been left in the streets. In an effort to make the most money possible, the two collaborate to engage in the hazardous profession of devil hunting.
Denji is killed one day after being tolerated by the Yakuza, but his friend Pochita, the Devil of Chainsaw, makes a contract with him to merge and replace himself with Denji’s heart, transforming him into Chainsaw Man.
In doing so, he formed a strong bond with his companion and saved his life. After merging with Pochita, he caught the attention of Makima, the public safety Devil Hunter, who offers him a good life in exchange for promising to hunt devils for her. Denji was finally given a reason to live.
Animation and Music
Chainsaw Man is animated by MAPPA, the studio behind popular anime such as Attack on Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen.
Many of the shots used were taken from films such as Reservoir’s Dog and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The animation and CGI are excellent, as one would expect from Mappa. Every scene’s cinematography deserves to be praised. It’s very detailed, with a mix of 2D and 3D elements.
The series has 12 different ending song titles for each episode, with some well-known artists such as AIMER, TK, and EVE.
On the Top Anime lists of 2022
It’s certainly a safe assumption to say that the anime will be on the top anime lists of 2022 after the buzz around Episode 1 of the series.
With the exception of a few sequences that were lengthened to give you a better understanding of the production effort of the studio, there were no changes that come from the manga in the first episode, so we still have to wait to watch the rest of the episodes.
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