MAPPA released a new trailer for ‘Chainsaw Man‘. The anime is based on Tatsuki Fujimoto’s critically acclaimed and ultra-violent action-horror manga. The voice cast are Kikunosuke Toya as Denji, Tomori Kusunoki as Makima, Shogo Sakata as Aki Hayakawa, and Fairouz Ai as Power. Watch the trailer below.
The anime is directed by Ryuu Nakayama from a script written by Hiroshi Seko. The plot follows, “When Denji’s father died, he was stuck with a huge debt and no way to pay it back. Thanks to a Devil dog he saved named Pochita, he’s able to survive through odd jobs and killing Devils for the Yakuza. Pochita’s chainsaw powers come in handy against these powerful demons. When the Yakuza betrays him and he’s killed by the Zombie Devil, Pochita sacrifices himself to save his former master. Now Denji has been reborn as some kind of weird Devil-Human hybrid. He is now a Chainsaw Man!
After his transformation, he’s quickly recruited by Makima to join the Public Safety Devil Hunters under threat of extermination now that he’s technically a Devil. Now that he’s living comfortably for the first time in his life, Denji struggles to determine his dreams and form meaningful relationships while killing Devils and working alongside other eccentric Devil Hunters.
Chainsaw Man will premiere in October. According to Polygon, Crunchyroll will simulcast Chainsaw Man in the U.S., as it has for many other MAPPA anime in the past including Jujutsu Kaisen and Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2.