According to a leak through the social network Weibo, the animated adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, Chainsaw Man, would premiere directly on Netflix in Japan, for a later broadcast on television. The leak has not been confirmed, but an official release is expected in the next few days.
For his part, Fujimoto began publishing the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in December 2018, ending the first part on December 14. The publisher published the eighth compiled volume on August 4, followed by the ninth on November 4 in Japan.
The play also confirmed the production of an animated adaptation by MAPPA studios (Jujutsu Kaisen, Dorohedoro, Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season), the details of which have not been disclosed.
Chainsaw Man Synopsis
The story takes place in a world where Demons threaten the peace of humans, making them targets to be eliminated. Denji is a depressed young man who has sold several of his organs and works as a woodcutter and demon hunter to pay off his late father’s debt.
Denji owns a dog (who is also a demon) named Pochita, who has chainsaws and who he uses to do his job. This is explained since humans can contract with demons. After returning home from a job, Denji is called by a Yakuza to infiltrate a building and murder another demon. However, the plan was a trap to assassinate him as part of a Yakuza contract with the demon, obtaining these more power. But Pochita comes to Denji’s aid and joins with him, becoming a half man half demon and acquiring Pochita’s chainsaws.