Chainsaw Man is one of the biggest manga franchises right now, and it won’t be long before it overtakes the anime sphere. After all, Studio MAPPA is releasing the show this fall, and its visuals have made it one of the most anticipated titles of this year. And now it looks like MAPPA executives are looking at the rest of Fujimoto’s work.
The update comes from Crunchyroll lounge because IGN France was able to speak with Manabu Otsuka, the CEO of MAPPA, during the event. This is where the creator talked about Fujimoto’s other stories, and he’s not ruling out a future where MAPPA oversees their adaptation.
“MAPPA’s first job is to finish Chainsaw Man, so for now we’ll focus on that. The day may come when we see animated versions of Fujimoto’s other works,” Otsuka explained.
As you can imagine, the task facing MAPPA is quite large, as it is with Chainsaw Man. The title is complex, to say the least, and it has more than enough battles to make any animator’s head spin. From its gore to its wild choreography, Chainsaw Man is a thrilling ride, and it’s up to MAPPA to do it justice on screen. Chainsaw Man is the studio’s primary concern as such, but in the future his team may be able to flesh out Fujimoto’s other work.
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After all, the artist serialized Fire Punch between 2016 and 2018 to mixed reviews. Its graphic violence helped develop the gore we found in Chainsaw Man, of course. Fujimoto has also released a series of one-shots to date, including Look Back, Just Listen to the Song, and Goodbye, Eri. All of these one-shots received rave reviews upon release, so maybe MAPPA can tackle them on screen one day.
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