When Kimura was responding to questions that were asked by fans during the panel presentation, he revealed that the anime will stay true to the manga, and that MAPPA won’t censor anything when it came to adapting the gory scenes from the series.
He went on to say that the rawness and uniqueness of the manga will be emphasized in the anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man, and that the production staff intends for the anime to have a theatrical and dynamic feel.
During the panel, it was also disclosed that the anime was being developed in conjunction with its creator, Tatsuki Fujimoto, in very close collaboration. As the production team strives to make this adaptation an accurate depiction of the manga, the mangaka was also involved in the process of casting the voice actors.
Despite the fact that the staff kept emphasizing how closely the anime will adhere to the manga, certain scenes from the manga will be lengthened in order to have a greater impact.
The panel discussed the ins and outs of the anime adaptation; however, neither a trailer nor a release date for the anime was discussed, much to the disappointment of the fans in attendance.
MAPPA CEO Manabu Otsuka, who was present at the panel, stated that the wanted to give information about the Chainsaw Man anime during the panel, but he wanted everything to be perfect before he revealed it to the fans. MAPPA CEO Manabu Otsuka was present at the panel.
At Jump Festa 22, a teaser video for the anime was shown, in which it was stated that the anime will release some time in 2022. Fans, however, have not been provided with any additional information regarding the anime, which is still in the process of being produced, since that time.
The manga was put forward for consideration for the 13th Manga Taisho awards in 2019, and it was placed fourth on the list of the best manga for male readers in the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2020 (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook. In January, the 66th annual Shogakukan Manga Awards took place, and this manga took home the trophy for Best Shonen Manga.
In addition, the manga was ranked number one on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2021 list for readers of the male gender. In addition, the Chainsaw Man manga was recognized as the year’s best at The Harvey Awards in October 2021.