Chainsaw Man: it’s official, MAPPA is disappointed with season 1 of the anime

Released at the end of 2022, chain saw man is one of the last nuggets of the studio MAPPA. Still, the anime is a disappointment for the studio, on one specific point.

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For several years, the MAPPA studio has made a name for itself in the field of Japanese animation. Thanks to huge successes, such as the fourth season of The attack of the Titanswhose last episode will be broadcast this year, Jujutsu Kaisen or Dororo, MAPPA has imposed its paw and has become a leading studio, which leads the dragée high to a large part of the competition. In recent months, the studio founded by Masao Maruyama has never ceased to impress us with particularly ambitious anime: chain saw manthe second season of Vinland Saga And Hell’s Paradise.

Released in fall 2022, the first season of chain saw man was acclaimed by the public and a very large majority of the public. Adapting Tatsuki Fujimoto’s hit shonen, the anime chronicles the adventures of Denji, a young man entering Tokyo’s Anti-Demon Squad, after merging with the Chainsaw Demon himself. There he will meet Power and Aki, with whom he will form a trio that is among the best in the history of manga.and the intriguing Makima, with whom he falls in love.

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The least that can be said is that MAPPA has spared no effort to chain saw man. Not content to benefit from breathtaking animation, the twelve episodes of season 1 each have their own ending – a rarity in the field of Japanese animation, which demonstrates how much the MAPPA studio had confidence in this project which was close to its heart. Tremendously welcomed by the public and the press, despite a somewhat absurd petition, the first season of chain saw man is a total success.

However, according to confidences of Manabu Otsuka, current CEO of MAPPA, the series did not have the success that the studio expected. In a report published by sportskeedathe president laments that DVD/Blu-Ray sales are not living up to his expectations. Despite greater studio investment, chain saw man works worse than Jujutsu Kaisen, whose second season will be broadcast from July 6 on Crunchyroll. The trailer is already available.

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However, the comparison between chain saw man And Jujutsu Kaisen does not seem relevant to us; indeed, if Jujutsu Kaisen may be darker and more violent than what we were used to from shonen before The attack of the Titans, chain saw man is even more so: anime is shonen, but still more violent than Jujutsu Kaisenand deals very directly with the question of sexuality.

By Gaetan Desrois

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Hi, this is Gaëtan. Graduated with a Master’s degree in Modern Languages, I am a big fan of Pop Culture. I have a particular affection for the culture of the 80s/90s. A great reader, I am also a cinephagous and serivore (a most balanced diet!). Fascinated by the Middle Ages, I am a big fan of Fantasy. Otherwise, I love Korean cinema, Japanese literature, series and British comics. Ah, I forgot: to know if there is wind, you have to put your finger in the rooster’s ass.