Chainsaw Man Creator Is Very Involved With Anime's Production

Chainsaw Man's anime is currently in the works for a release later this year, and it turns out that the original series creator is working very closely with the anime's team to bring the series to life! Tatsuki Fujimoto's original manga series ended its run with Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine a couple of years ago and it was announced that the franchise would be branching out with its own anime adaptation. While fans have seen very little of how the anime is shaping up so far, the team at MAPPA is working very diligently on making sure the manga's story comes to life in the right way.  

Taking the stage during Anime Expo this year to update fans on how Chainsaw Man's anime is progressing (of which ComicBook.com was in the audience), executive director and management director at MAPPA Makoto Kimura opened up about how involved Fujimoto is with the anime's adaptation. As he explained, Fujimoto is working very closely with MAPPA in every part of the anime's production. This went as far as even the earliest stages of bringing it to life such as casting, planning, and music for the new series as well. 

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Kimura explained that Fujimoto's direct and close involvement was important because they want to capture as much of the manga's original vision as possible. This includes keeping as much gore and blood in the series as there was seen in the manga, and as they explain it, MAPPA themselves actually approached Shueisha with the request of bringing the manga to life in anime. Noting how much each of them liked the series on shelves, they got together as a group and moved forward with the pitch to Shueisha to get the project. 

In fact the writer behind the series, Hiroshi Seko, revealed that they are intended to keep as many of those major moments from the manga as possible, and thus writing for the adaptation can be tough to get everything they want to see in the final production. So it seems like Chainsaw Man's anime has been in very good hands so far, and when it does finally release there's a good chance it will meet everything fans have expected of it

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