A lot of fans are excited for the anime premiere of hit manga Chainsaw Man, and now Studio MAPPA has decided to release the opening credits sequence. Check this out:
While anime opening sequences usually like to do their own thing with some tropes here and there, Chainsaw Man’s opening was filled with references to other classic films like Pulp Fiction, Big Lebowski, Reservoir Dogs, and No Country for Old Men. Here are some comparisons:
This isn’t even the fill breakdown of references in the OP yet, and more are coming out online. If anything, it’s a testament to Shingo Yamashita’s love or the craft, and some are also saying that it also references Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto’s love for cinema as well.
With the shonen anime like One Punch Man, My Hero Academia, and Jujutsu Kaisen dominating the market right now, Chainsaw Man promises to jump into the fray with a fresh new look at unique tone.
When his father died, Denji was stuck with a huge debt and no way to pay it back. Thanks to a Devil dog he saved named Pochita, he’s able to survive through odd jobs and killing Devils for the Yakuza. Pochita’s chainsaw powers come in handy against these powerful demons. When the Yakuza betrays him and he’s killed by the Zombie Devil, Pochita sacrifices himself to save his former master. Now Denji has been reborn as some kind of weird Devil-Human hybrid. He is now a Chainsaw Man!
Chainsaw Man is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.