It has only been a week, and the fans are already missing their weekly dose of Chainsaw Man. The first season by MAPPA has ended course, and the talk is now of the next one. Leakers, portals, animation geeks, and otakus alike are all trying to get their hands on some sort of information. Well, there is no need to fret, as we have got you covered. The plot, release date, production status, and source material are all at your fingertips. So, here is all you need to know about Chainsaw Man Season 2.
The following sections take up the availability of the source material. Along with this, we will also seek to find when the earliest announcement can take place. As of now, the Comic-Con of 2023 is the biggest event when the show can get a sequel.
Chainsaw Man Season 2: Manga Compared To Anime
Adapted from the manga of the same name, Chainsaw Man has had a rough history with hiatuses. The manga went on a long break halfway through its runtime. But now that it is back, new chapters are coming out every week. So far, 120 chapters have already come out. As for Season 1, the twelve-episode show went on to cover the first 38 chapters of the manga. This left plenty of content for the new one.
There are still multiple arcs and storylines to take place in Chainsaw Man Season 2. Chapter 39, titled “Tearjerker,” will commence the “Bomb Girl Arc.” After this, chapters 53 through 70 covers the International Assassins arcs. Thus, the line-up is packed, and the wait is only for an official announcement!
What Are The Chances?
Now that there is plenty of source material for a new season, as well as many outings after that, the only question is about the renewal. Well, Chainsaw Man is not the kind of title that we debate about. The popularity and viewership of the show had been explosive. And the show went on to earn huge profits for MAPPA. The debut season has been rated 8.7 stars on IMDb. Additionally, the number is 8.8 stars for MyAnimeList.
Besides all of this, the show also seeks massive debates over the cinematic direction. More than 20,000 fans have signed a petition on Change.org, demanding a remake of the show with a new director. Although that seems to be a tough call, the protests only suggest that fans are invested in the story and want to see changes in the way things are taking place as of now.
How Early Will The Production Commence?
The final episode of Season 1 aired on December 28, 2022. Since then, there have been no announcements from either MAPPA or directors Ryu Nakayama and Masato Nakazono. Production company MAPPA was certainly busy last year. Releases like Attack on Titan The Final Season, Chainsaw Man, and Dance Dance Danseur were all on its shoulders. And 2023 will be no different for this animation giant.
Vinland Saga Season 2, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 3, and Campfire Cooking are all in his basket. Although most of these animation gigs must be completed, there will still be a shortage of workforce and animators. It is only after the compilation of the Summer Slate that any kind of animation work would begin. Thus, MAPPA will certainly stay away from making any announcements until July 2023. But there is a silver lining to this.
An anime-news leaker named Jaymes Hanson took to his Twitter to share the word with fans. He mentions that Chainsaw Man Season 2 is currently in the pre-production stage. Meaning that it would take the company some months to begin the work.
Chainsaw Man Season 2: What’s Next?
As mentioned above, the “Bomb Girl Arc” will be the star opener of Season 2. This is the fifth arc of the Public Safety Saga. In this arc, Denji meets up with a girl who turns out to be someone else. After a long-stretched build-up of a love angle, we come to know that the lady is the Gun Devil. The star performers of this act are Reze and the Typhoon Devil. After this, Reze is the one who will be continuing the story forward.
The raid with the Gun Devil leaves Denji in a stringent situation. There is no more coverage of his identity from the world. Everyone now knows who the real Chainsaw man is. And thus, assassins from the international mafia and across borders are here to kill the boy. This is the storyline that fans can expect to see in the ‘International Assassins’ arc.
The first season did leave tonnes of questions behind for the fans. Starting with the identity of Makima. The reincarnation of the character has brought many questions about her powers that will only be answered in the sequel. The next point of discussion is the death of Himeno. If Makima can come back, fans are wondering if they can see Himeno once again. Well, some stones are best left unturned. The next one is the entire fuss about Kishibe’s powers.
The man has been tagged to be the strongest. But there are many questions that came up when he was training Denji and Power. The way he was able to take care of guns and weapons was something that pointed toward a potential contract. And the last one is certainly about the Gun Devil. Where is he? What does he want? All of these answers will only come out in the next season.
Chainsaw Man Season 2: Release Date
A new JumpFesta is not happening until winter 2023. But the Comic-Con is around the corner for July 2023. Thus, this is the most appropriate time at which we can catch the announcement. There is no doubt in the fact that Chainsaw Man Season 2 will be returning. The first season launched in the Fall Slate. Thus, there is a thick chance that the new one will come out in the next Fall. As of now, MAPPA is under a lot of pressure to correct the errors of the last one.
Thus, we will be sure to update this section as soon as there is more detail on this. Thus, keep in touch with The Anime Daily to get all the updates right here.