Chainsaw Man Anime Promises Not to Censor Blood and Gore

Chainsaw Man struck a chord with fans with just how violent and intense it could be at some moments, and the staff behind the upcoming anime are promising that the adaptation will not be censoring anything. Tatsuki Fujimoto's original manga series ended its first run with Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine some time ago, and it's now at a more popular place than ever before as fans continued to flock to the series thanks to others recommending the story for its brutal and outlandish moments. There's so many wild happenings that fans were even concerned that an anime adaptation would tone it down in some aspects.  

Taking the stage at Anime Expo this year for a special panel (of which was in attendance), MAPPA CEO Manabu Otsuka, the CEO of MAPPA and MAPPA executive director and management director Makoto Kimura opened up about the upcoming anime now in the works and revealed that they do not intend to censor any of the manga's gore or bloody moments. In fact, they are striving to have as faithful of an adaptation to the original series as they possibly can. It's why it's taking such a long time as they want to nail it perfectly. 

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When Kimura was asked about the anime potentially adapting the series violence, Kimura explained they will not be doing any kind of censoring to tone it down. This includes either blurring, or cross-hatching, or other techniques as they want to stay as close to the manga's material as possible. In terms of how the anime will be handling the manga's wild pacing, the staff also revealed that they are taking in on a case by case basis in terms of which chapters are adapted, which moments need further time to develop, and many other smaller nuances of pacing the series as a whole


So while the team at MAPPA currently does have any new material to show from fans outside of that initial teaser launched last year to celebrate Chainsaw Man's anime announcement, the team confirms that the series won't be toning down the elements that fans loved the most from the manga. Hopefully that includes some of the gross out stuff, but what do you think? What are you hoping to see from Chainsaw Man's anime debut? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!