Chainsaw Man hasn't just been the bloodiest new anime of 2022, it might be in the running for the best overall anime adaptation this year. With the season finale for the anime's first season right around the corner, many are left wondering if the franchise will be announcing a season two any time soon. While not confirmed to make a comeback, a new mysterious event is being teased for next year that might hint that Denji's adventures on the small screen might be far from finished.
Chainsaw Man's first season has been confirmed to run twelve episodes, which might seem to be less than most other anime adaptations, but it makes sense when you look at both the animation quality that Studio MAPPA employs along with the sheer amount of projects that the animation house is working on. At present, the bloody series hasn't confirmed if there will be a second season, though considering MAPPA's commitment to bring all of creator Tatsuki Fujimoto's to the small screen, it's most likely only going to be a matter of time before we hear news of Denji and company's return.
The upcoming Chainsaw Man mystery event will take place on May 20th, 2023, which will assemble several voice actors from the series along with the performers that helped in putting together the unique endings that have differed from each episode over the course of the anime's first season:
Chainsaw Man is easily a top contender for the biggest new anime series of 2022, though it does have some big competition in the forms of Spy x Family and Lycoris Recoil. With the arrival of the Katana Man, this season will most likely come to an end with the conclusion of this fight, though there are plenty more bloody battles and mind-bending events that are to come in the future of the anime. With the second part of the manga giving us a new protagonist in the War Devil, Asa Mitaka, the future is looking bright for creator Tatsuki Fujimoto but might be far more complicated for Denji.
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