The first episode of Chainsaw Man Anime is so vivid that it’s exaggerated

Pochita stares at Denji's soul.

Picture: Tatsuki Fujimoto / Shueisha / Mappa / Crunchyroll

In spite of fall anime stacked like hellan anime that tops the category of new and returned isekai, Mecha and shonen shows is the hottest anticipated show of the year: Chainsaw Man. Whether you’re in the anime community or not, chances are you’ve seen fans hype the manga — calling it “top fiction” — and experience your social media timeline inundated. Waves of hype predicted its anime adaptation later in line to become the pop culture spotlight of the year. After watching its first episode, I can say that Chainsaw Man anime is more than living up to the hype.

Spoiler alert for the first episode of Chainsaw Man.

Chainsaw Man, created by Tatsuki Fujimoto, the mangaka (writer and artist) behind Fire punchfollow DenjiA poor teenage boy survives by taking odd jobs from the local yakuza to kill demons with the help of his chainsaw demon. Pochita. Any luck Denji has had seems to be running out when his former employer cuts him down in an unreasonable act. Reservoir dog-End killing, but somehow this gives Denji the power to transform into a chainsaw demon. After coming under the command and pulling MakimaDenji continues to slay other demons as the fearsome Chainsaw Man.

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I watched the first episode of Chainsaw Man through screening and is scheduled to premiere today to attendees at New York Comic Con. For those who want to watch in the comfort of their own home, Chainsaw Man will begin streaming on Crunchyroll on October 11.

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Being the first to experience Chainsaw Man by reading it all in one sitting five Previously, I envied anime-only viewers who would experience it for the first time through the anime studio adaptation of Mappa. In the same way that Trigger Studios recently reeled in its trademark melodramatic action sequences so as not to overwhelm the emotional weight of the Netflix animated series, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, So does Mappa as it sets out the stage of Denji’s difficult life and describes how his friendship with Pochita makes it worth living.

While Chainsaw ManKnown for its dizzying speed, the anime’s first volume doesn’t overwhelm the senses. Instead, it makes it easy to immerse yourself in its beautiful and cruel world, like plunging into a warm jacuzzi knowing that a bucket of cold water will soon pour over you. But things are going well now, and the emotional devastation that comes later will be a problem for your future. This is fitting, since that’s also the experience Denji goes through during the first episode.

Denji’s life sucks. After inheriting his father’s debt, Denji sells his own kidney, right eye, and one of his nuts to earn rent. Denji’s life is an endless carousel of taking L; at one point he ate a cigarette from a guy who only dared to earn a few dollars. However, Denji finds a little light at the end of his never-ending tunnel of calamity by holding on to his dream that will one day come true.

Unlike Narutoninjas with fingertips that don’t flinch point to the metaphorical WrestleMania sign and declares that he will one day become the Hokage of the village – the equivalent of becoming the president of the ninja wizard – Denji’s dream is neither lofty nor illusory. In fact, they are so simple that they waver between pitiful and downright adorable. You see, my man’s dream is basically just to experience the lower levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The duke just wants to live in a house, eat some bread (preferably with jam) and have someone to keep him at night. Even though Chainsaw Man is the first role of seiyuu Denji (Japanese voice actor) Kikunosuke Toyahe might as well be an industry veteran because of how sublime his vocal performance is that perfectly captures the desperation and longing that boils beneath Denji’s demonic-interested attitude.

First episode adaptation Chainsaw ManThe first chapter is 55 pages long but trades its dizzying pacing for a more measured tempo, which makes the rhythms of that story easy to breathe. In doing so, it not only brings about feelings of melancholy and fear similar to Silent Hill 2′of the opening act, it effectively immerses the viewer in its bleak world.

Smart animation, like how Studio Bones transforms One’s seemingly static and minimalist manga panels Mob Psycho 100 into one sakuga anime masterpiece, Mappa also breathes new life into it Chainsaw ManThe world is already super ventilated. While most anime usually don’t feel their budgets go up until around episode 20, Mappa maintains the feature film animation quality of its summer blockbuster, Jujutsu Kaisen 0during the entire running time of Chainsaw Manof the first episode. In the quiet moments you can see dew on the blades of grass and condensation building up on the window sills, almost like the Mappa ray traced its 3D animation sequences using GeForce RTX 4090 . Graphics Card.

When violence occurred, Mappa raised the manga’s “11 out of 10” hyper-violence level and raised it to 12. unchangeable of Work on Fate / Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works a run for its money. Similarly, Mappa’s action choreography in Chainsaw Man is a seamless mix of hand-drawn animation and 3D models that neatly complement each other. Denji swings his saw arm (and saw head) into enemy flesh with a satisfying poppy, like plasma cutting machine in Dead space.

Denji stuck out his tongue while blood splattered around his head.

Oh, he loves it.
Picture: Tatsuki Fujimoto / Shueisha / Mappa / Crunchyroll

Unlike shonen anime like seven dragon pearls or JoJo’s Bizarre Adventurewhere relative strength levels are determined by the amount of training or strategic mastery of its characters; dissection order for the demons within Chainsaw Man derived from the amount of terror brought by a demon. Like the way Chainsaw Man in Resident Evil 4 The tournament is scarier than it Las Plagas zombie, so is Denji when he merges with Pochita to become the legendary Chainsaw Man and goes into complete hiding Demon zombie. The former has a promising dark future ahead of him

Time will tell whether Chainsaw ManIts legacy will lead to the dethroning of Mappa’s other side project, Attack on Titan: The Final Season, is one of the most important anime to release this decade. But if its first episode is anything remarkable, it’s definitely running.


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