The first promotional video (PV) for Chainsaw Man has been revealed during the MAPPA Stage 10th anniversary event on Sunday, including a list of the production staff.
The Chainsaw Man panel at the event featured Manabu Otsuki (MAPPA CEO) and Shihei Hayashi (Shōnen Jump editor-in-chief). A Q&A session with the mangaka, Tatsuki Fujimoto, was also presented. It was announced that a new one-shot by Fujimoto will be published on the Shōnen Jump+ App on July 19th.
Here is Viz Media's description of the manga:
"Denji's a poor young man who'll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil-dog Pochita. He's a simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt. But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when he's betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji's become a whole new man—Chainsaw Man!"
Chainsaw Man started serialization in Weekly Shōnen Jump in December 2018. Part 1 of the manga ended with 97 chapters last December 2020. It is part of the top five best-selling manga in Japan for the first half of the year, selling over 4 million copies.
The announced production staff are as follows:
Director: Ryuu Nakayama (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Chief Director: Makoto Nakazono (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Script: Hiroshi Seko (Dorohedoro)
Character Design: Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation)
Action Director: Tatsuya Yoshihara (Black Clover)
Devil Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Devilman Crybaby)
Art Director: Yūsuke Takeda (Ghost in the Shell)
Layout Design: Yohei Miyahara (Soul Eater)
Music: Kensuke Ushio (Devilman Crybaby)
You can watch the promotional video below through the official MAPPA YouTube Channel: