Chainsaw Man was the most anticipated new series premiere of the year overall among many circles, and it’s hard not to see why thanks to some awesome Makima cosplay helping to hype up the new anime’s premiere! Tatsuki Fujimoto’s original manga series has grown to a massive popularity following the end of the first era of the series a few years ago, and it’s hard to compare just how popular it’s become thanks to the strength and reach of just the manga alone. But now the series will be taking it all to the next level with the debut of its new anime.
While she was very involved with Chainsaw Man‘s opening, it wasn’t until the end of the anime’s premiere that fans were introduced to Makima for the first real time. It’s clear that Denji will have a very close and intimate connection with her, but it won’t be until future episodes that fans get to see it all play out. Highlighting Makima’s intense presence that we will see in play in the coming episodes, artist @min_mmu on Instagram has perfectly brought the fan favorite to life with intense cosplay! Check it out:
Directed by Ryu Nakayama for studio MAPPA, Chainsaw Man features Hiroshi Seko handling the screenplay, Kazutaka Sugiyama providing the character designs, Tatsuya Yoshihara as action director, Kiyotaka Oshiyama as devil designer, and Kensuke Ushio as composer. The cast for the series includes Kikunosuke Toya as Denji, Tomori Kusunoki as Makima, Shogo Sakata as Aki Hayakawa, Fairouz Ai as Power, Shiori Izawa as Pochita, Mariya Ise as Himeno, Karin Takahashi as Kobeni Higashiyama, Taku Yashiro as Hirokazu Arai, Kenjiro Tsuda as Kishibe, Maaya Uchida as Angel Devil, Natsuki Hanae as Shark Fiend, Yuya Uchida as Violence Fiend, Saori Goto as Spider Devil, Yo Taichi as Akane Sawatari, and Daiki Hamano as Katana Man.
Chainsaw Man will be running for 12 episodes overall for its first season (with a new ending theme accompanying each episode), and as for what to expect, Crunchyroll hypes the new anime as such, “Denji is a teenage boy living with a Chainsaw Devil named Pochita. Due to the debt his father left behind, he has been living a rock-bottom life while repaying his debt by harvesting devil corpses with Pochita. One day, Denji is betrayed and killed. As his consciousness fades, he makes a contract with Pochita and gets revived as ‘Chainsaw Man’–a man with a devil’s heart.”
What did you think of Chainsaw Man‘s first episode? Did it already live up to all of the hype from this year? Let us know all of your thoughts about Chainsaw Man and everything anime in the comments!