Following a successful premiere of the anime series, Chainsaw Man is back for a new episode this week but it sparked a debate among the fans as everyone's eyes are on Denji after the merging happened. A scene was cut and some are wondering why.
Back for this week's episode is Denji as he is now merged with the Chainsaw Devil and everyone's attention is on him for the new release of Chainsaw Man. However, while taking a long bath, some fans noticed that there was a part that was cut -- the union song. Here are some fan reactions:
The song talked about is the union song, as what most call it, where Denji sings about enjoying his work because of their union and it affords him a lot of paid time off. The fans noticed that this wasn't in the anime as Denji just hummed in the said scene.
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However, it is important to note that the anime series is based on the manga, the original one in its original language. In the original version of the manga of Chainsaw Man, Denji is really just humming in this scene, making beats, and enjoying his bath.
In the English translation of Chainsaw Man, however, the hum includes stuff about the union and how Denji enjoys working because of it as they give him a lot of PTO. A fan pointed out that the French translation had no mention of the union stuff. Here are some tweets defending the omission:
The very reason why it sparked a debate is because currently, while the demand on anime grows worldwide, work conditions in the anime industry have been deteriorating over the years and the people working behind the scenes are usually underpaid.
With unions, workers could have a bargain agreement with the company for benefits, something that has a high importance to today's issues especially with the treatment on the workers in the anime industry. This is why the debate is hot -- not the removal of the song, but the real situation in the industry.
The new episode of Chainsaw Man could easily be forgiven with the omission of the song, if it is really an omission at all, since the original manga where the anime is based on doesn't really have that song but hopefully, the clamor of the fans could spark some change in the industry.
Chainsaw Man is now streaming on Crunchyroll.