The official Chainsaw Man Twitter Account announced that Tatsuki Fujimoto's manga is getting a television anime adaptation at studio MAPPA.
MAPPA opened a website and a Twitter account for the anime today. The previous issue of Weekly Shonen Jump had teased an "important announcement" for the manga in the second issue. The franchise will have a stage presentation at the Jump Festa '21 event on December 19-20 which is likely to reveal more details on the TV anime.
The manga had entered its "final stage" in November. Weekly Shonen Jump had stated last week that the manga would end in the second issue, but it was further announced that only the "first part" of the manga, the "Kōan" (Public Safety) arc, ended in the issue. The manga's second "part" will serialize on the Shonen Jump+ app and website.
The manga debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in December 2018, and Shueisha published the ninth volume on November 4. The manga was nominated for the 13th Manga Taisho awards last year, and ranked at #4 on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2020 (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook's top manga for male readers. The manga is nominated for the 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards, which will be held on January 19, 2021.
Viz Media is publishing the manga simultaneously digitally. Shueisha's MANGA Plus service is also publishing the manga in English digitally.
Viz Media published the first manga volume in print on October 6, and it describes the story as:
"Denji's a poor young man who'll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil-dog Pochita. He's a simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt. But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when he's betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji's become a whole new man—Chainsaw Man!"