On Friday, MAPPA released a new trailer for its upcoming Chainsaw Man anime, which will introduce the Japanese voice cast, and which will premiere in October, like many other MAPPA anime in the United States.
The trailer opens with a shot of Makima, one of the series' main characters flanked by two Devil hunters, as she enters a warehouse filled with murdered bodies. The trailer then progresses into a series of shots of protagonist Denji, his fellow Devil hunters Aki Hayakawa and Power, and Makima going about their daily lives before ending with a montage of a now-transformed Denji dodges attacks and smashing apart Devils with his chainsaw hands.
Denji, a teen orphan living in a world populated by Devils, supernatural creatures born out of human fears, is followed by Tatsuki Fujimoto's critically acclaimed and ultra-violent action-horror manga.
Denji is forced to work as a Devil hunter in order to pay back the debt he suffered as a result of his father's absence. Denji enters a contract with Pochita, fusing the creature with his dying heart to become Chainsaw Man, a frighteningly powerful Devil-human hybrid with the ability to summon chainsaws from his body.
The first part of the manga, the Public Safety arc, which ended on December 14, 2020, will be adaptable in the anime. New chapters are published every Tuesday and are available on Shonen Jump.