MAPPA unveils an intriguing teaser trailer for the upcoming Chainsaw Man movie at this year’s Jump Fiesta in Tokyo. This film will adapt the fan favorite Reze arc from the manga. It will likely become the goriest and most heartbreaking installment of the franchise yet.
The Chainsaw Man official Twitter account confirmed the news in a post. The post also stated, “Production of the movie “Chainsaw Man Reze” has been decided!”
Although the first 12 episode season came to an end, fans familiar with Tatsuki Fujimoto’s original manga know there is plenty more story to tell. The Reze arc considers many hardcore fans to be an unforgettable high point in the story. While a second season is initially anticipated to continue where the first left off, opting for a movie to cover this specific arc becomes an arguably even more exciting prospect.
This announcement has undoubtedly left Chainsaw Man fans eager to hear more details about this new chapter in the franchise’s journey to adaptation. On that note, here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming and hugely anticipated film.
What We Know So Far Concerning the Chainsaw Man Movie
MAPPA, the acclaimed studio will handle production of the highly anticipated film. It is also behind the first smash hit season of the anime as well as other massive successes like Jujutsu Kaisen and Vinland Saga. While specific details about the production staff have yet to announce, fans can likely expect more information to reveal later.
MAPPA has demonstrated it can produce hit anime films. Case in point, the 2021’s Jujutsu Kaisen 0 becoming the highest grossing animation that year domestically.
To tease the project, a short but incredibly popular teaser trailer showed at Jump Festa ‘24. It is the annual manga and anime convention held in Tokyo. The footage offers a brief look at the main character Denji spending time with Reze. Additionall, it amassed over two million YouTube views already. Reze is a character who manga readers will instantly recognize but whom anime-only fans glimpsed only briefly in the first season finale.
While no firm release date for the Chainsaw Man movie has set yet, it seems reasonable to expect more concrete details to emerge within the next year or so. There has also been no word on a potential second season of the main anime series. It’s possible this Reze-focused film could lead into a formal season two announcement. This would be similar to how 2020’s Demon Slayer: Mugen Train preceded the second season of the Demon Slayer anime.
Although concrete information is still sparse, the brief but beautiful teaser footage and key visual MAPPA shared were enough to send social media abuzz with excitement. Covering the fan-favorite Bomb Girl arc of the manga, the movie promises to capture everything that has made Chainsaw Man such a global phenomenon.
While the cast and staff roles remain unconfirmed, it is safe to assume the Japanese voice actors from season one will reprise their roles. More staffing specifics will likely reveal closer to release. For now, fans will have to patiently await further details on what to expect. However, the Bomb Girl arc spans manga Chapters 40 through 52. So if you thought the action and characters introduced in season one were wild, just wait until you see the even more unpredictable Devils and Fiends Denji cross paths within this next chapter.
Chainsaw Man Movie’s Plot
Our protagonist Denji begins the story living a miserable existence. He struggles to pay off the debt inherited from his deceased parents. He works as a Devil Hunter alongside Pochita, the Chainsaw Devil. However, this doesn’t last as he dies a brutal death after a betrayal. On death’s door, Denji makes a fateful deal with Pochita and comes back as the Chainsaw Man. He now has with Pochita’s devil heart and abilities. With these newfound powers, he joins the Public Safety Devil Hunters agency and starts a career battling the devils plaguing Japan.
Chainsaw Man first launched in 2018 and has skyrocketed to become a fan-favorite manga thanks to the creative vision of writer and illustrator Tatsuki Fujimoto. Originally serialized in the popular Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine, the story has two distinct arcs. Additionally, the second still ongoing today.
While manga readers know full well what’s to come in the Chainsaw Man Movie, the mysterious Reze only briefly appeared in the first season finale. This cameo thrilled longtime fans, as Reze is one of Chainsaw Man’s most beloved characters. In the source material, she forms a genuine and melancholic romance with Denji. On the surface, Reze appears a kind, lovely girl who wins over Denji’s affection. However, she is the Bomb Devil, working for the Soviet Union on a mission to capture Pochita for her nefarious ends. Despite her innocent facade, Reze was ruthlessly trained in military school from a young age. He also conceals her true explosive form under regular human attire. What begins as a deadly mission ultimately blossoms into an authentic, bittersweet romance.
Despite the initial limited details, this announcement has kicked off a wave of anticipation and excitement within the Chainsaw Man and broader anime fandom worldwide. Though fans will likely have to wait patiently for further specifics on production staffing and release timeline. However, the promise of seeing one of the most beloved manga arcs brought to life in vivid animation is already enough to spark eager chatter.
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Frequently Asked Questions
As of December 2023, MAPPA has not yet announced an official release date for the Chainsaw Man movie. More details are expected to be revealed in 2023.
While not officially confirmed yet, it is expected the voice cast from season one of the anime will reprise their roles for the movie. An announcement will likely come closer to release.
Crunchyroll will stream it when it comes out.
Source: Official Website.