Chainsaw Man: MAPPA Staff Detail How the Manga's Hype Changes the Anime

Chainsaw Man's anime is likely one of the most anticipated debuts of the year overall, and the studio executives at MAPPA have been opening up about how all of the love for the manga series has influenced the anime's production. First announced to be in the works a couple of years ago following the end of the first part to Tatsuki Fujimoto's original manga series, Chainsaw Man's anime is currently scheduled to debut some time later this year. The team behind the series has been hard at work for the new anime, and are likely feeling some kind of pressure from the outside world.

With Chainsaw Man's anime now in production for later this year, Executive Director and Management Director at MAPPA, Makoto Kimura, and MAPPA CEO Manabu Otsuka, took the stage at Anime Expo earlier this month (of which ComicBook.con was in attendance) to help celebrate the fact that the series will be making its debut. When answering fan questions about the series' production, the executives revealed that they were surprised at how wild the reaction to the anime has been so far, and while they expected it, it still took them by surprise. 

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When explaining the series' hype heading into the anime's release, Otsuka explained that while MAPPA has worked on major franchises in the past, and that he was expecting a huge response of some sort, the response to the anime's announcement trailer really took him by surprise. Kimura then backs this up to explain that much of the popularity comes from the brutality and violence from the series, but they will not be censoring any of the more bloody scenes and action as they want to be true to the original manga. The team wants to do their best to bring fans the story they expect to see. 

It's also why the series has been held off from showcasing its visuals too as the team wants to show what they have been working on, but want it to be just right. Given the response to that debut trailer years ago, it's very likely that there will be even more pressure on not only its follow up footage but the rest of the anime itself. But what do you think of the manga's hype leading into 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!