Chainsaw Man has received a live-action, but not as a TV series or movie, but instead, as a film specifically for those 18 years of age or older.
The Facebook group, Daily Dose of Anime, recently reported that Japan has created an 18+ live-action adaptation of Chainsaw Man. This post also shares the poster for the project, which features images of Makima, Power, and Reze in their manga/anime identical outfits, looking into the camera like a trio.
Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man is a series famous for pushing the envelope in regards to its intimate content. The manga publisher had to revise the cover art on the manga’s sixth volume prior to its release in Indonesia, with an updated image of Reze nude for her to wear. Sex plays a big part in the story, inspiring the series’ dark reputation — along with its excessive violence — and helping it stay under the banner of Shonen’s “Dark Trilogy.” along with Hell’s Paradise and Jujutsu Kaisen, the series was recently on hiatus.
Chainsaw Man fans react to unexpected Live-Action
The comments on the post were filled with fans joking around and expressing their thoughts on the adaptation. Many users asked to know the name of the production process, one even jokingly said, “What is the name of the video so I can’t see it wrong”, while another user replied: “Yes, fun Please tell me the name so I don’t accidentally see it.” Many other commenters reacted less enthusiastically to phrases like “how to skip” and “wait, what….” Finally, one person quipped that it’s probably still “better than most live-action anime.”
Chainsaw Man follows a young man named Denji after he merges with his pet dog Pochita and transforms into Chainsaw Man, a human-demon hybrid who can transform his body into a chainsaw. From there, he comes under the guidance of Makima, a mysterious figure who hires him to be a demon hunter for Public Safety.
The manga was adapted into a popular anime by Studio Mappa in 2022, with the series gaining attention for its strong animation. Fujimoto’s manga is currently working on a second season, with a sequel, Chapter 128, slated for release on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
The anime adaptation is streaming on Crunchyroll, with the latest manga chapters available on VIZ Manga.
Source: Daily Dose of Anime, via Facebook