The Aichi Prefectural Police Department issued a bulletin informing that a man is wanted who on November 16 at 4:15 p.m. (Japan time) accosted several boys and girls who were returning home from school and I yell at them: “HEY EVERYONE, DO YOU KNOW CHAINSAW MAN?!». According to the bulletin, it is a young man who was traveling with three other people in a compact black car.
Of course, the strange report was quite amusing to read, especially on the comment forums, where you can read opinions like:
- «Yes, yes, I know him».
- «Oh my god, it’s the Screaming Demon».
- «Mobile Suit Gundam, Bleach, very good series this season».
- «Wait, does it say four people in a compact car? How did they achieve that?».
- «If you want to kidnap children, you should try SPY x FAMILY».
- «I don’t understand why you ask that, that series is not for children».
- «I hope the children have answered him: Shut up pajero!».
On the other hand, the anime adaptation has been broadcast since October 12, and is confirmed with a total of twelve episodes, while the platform crunchyroll is in charge of its distribution in the West. Tatsuki Fujimoto began publishing the manga in December 2018 through the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump of Shueishaand finished the first part in December 2020. The second part is published on the service Shōnen Jump Plus since July 2022.
Synopsis for Chainsaw Man
The story takes place in a world where Demons threaten the peace of humans, making them targets to be eliminated. Denji is a depressed young man who has sold several of his organs and works as a lumberjack and demon hunter to pay off his late father’s debt. Denji owns a dog (which is also a demon) named Pochita, who has chainsaws and which he uses to do his work.
This is explained because humans can make contracts with demons. After returning home from a job, Denji is called by a Yakuza to infiltrate a building and kill another demon. However, the plan was a trap to assassinate him as part of a Yakuza contract with the demon, gaining them more power. But Pochita comes to Denji’s aid and bonds with him, becoming a half-man, half-demon and acquiring Pochita’s chainsaws.