The second trailer for the anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man is expected to arrive this Friday, according to animation studio MAPPA. Trailer 2 will likely be accompanied by a potential release date as the streaming service Crunchyroll previously pinned it for release this October.
The first trailer for the Chainsaw Man anime released over a year ago and fans have been anticipating MAPPA’s adaptation of the best-selling manga by author Tatsuki Fujimoto. The manga series exploded into popularity shortly following the announcement of its anime adaptation and even before then, it was widely considered one of the more popular manga on the market.
The story follows Denji, a down-on-his-luck teenager who contracts the abilities of a devil that grants him the power to produce chainsaws from his body. Using his newfound powers, Denji joins a government organisation to track down the world’s deadliest devil, the Gun Devil, which has been annihilating cities around the world. As public fear of guns increases, the Gun Devil’s power grows stronger.
The first part of the manga, which ran for 11 volumes, concluded the Gun Devil’s story arc and will be the focus of MAPPA’s adaptation.
MAPPA is best known for series like Attack on Titan: The Final Season, Jujutsu Kaisen and the upcoming second season of Vinland Saga. The first trailer for Chainsaw Man was promising, showing the studio’s high-quality animation, visuals and music composed by Devilman Crybaby‘s Kensuke Ushio.
The second trailer is expected to arrive this Friday, 5 August at 8PM Japan time or 1PM SAST via MAPPA’s YouTube channel. Fans are expecting a release date to be announced as it’s supposedly airing this October. However, it’s also possible that MAPPA could choose to delay the anime by a few more months. We’ll just have to wait for confirmation.