With a bursting anime industry in the last few years, there have been many impressive series releases, including 2022’s premiere of MAPPA’s Chainsaw Man, which is based on the manga of the same name by Tatsuki Fujimoto. Chainsaw Man was an immediate hit with fans who have since been waiting for an update on what’s to come next for the series. Thankfully, the series’ Jump Festa panel has provided an answer:
The next part of the story will be adapted into a movie showcasing the “Reze Arc,” which runs from Chapters 40 through 52 of the manga series. The arc is action-filled and will translate to a movie format fantastically in terms of length — fans will watch Denji make a new friend and develop a love interest in Reze, and as is shown in the teaser audiences will see the pair’s iconic night swim. If you’re familiar with the arc and the downright depressing end in-store, the somber music in the background is a perfect fit.
In addition to announcing the movie, the casting choice for Reze was revealed to be Reina Ueda.
Crunchyroll describes the series:
“Denji is a teenage boy living with a Chainsaw Devil named Pochita. Due to the debt his father left behind, he has been living a rock-bottom life while repaying his debt by harvesting devil corpses with Pochita.
One day, Denji is betrayed and killed. As his consciousness fades, he makes a contract with Pochita and gets revived as “Chainsaw Man”–a man with a devil’s heart.”
Watch the teaser for Chainsaw Man – The Movie: Reze Arc below. Chainsaw Man‘s 12-episode first season is available to stream on Crunchyroll.