As always, good things have to come to an end, and Chainsaw Man did just that this week. The anime ended its first season right after the holidays, and its finale was quite intense. From the big battle to the main character’s debut, Chainsaw Man went all out with the season finale, and the show’s director is now talking about an update.
On Twitter, Ryu Nakayama reaches out to fans with a simple post just after the conclusion of Chainsaw Man. It was there that the artist thanked the fans for their support and thanked the MAPPA Studio staff for making the show what we know it to be.
“It was my first time directing an anime TV series, so I did my best. Thanks to all the staff for letting us see our hard work through to the end. Thank you all so much! Thank you for your support,” Nakayama wrote.
Chainsaw Man is, of course, Nakayama’s first direction of a full season, but the artist has worked on directing before. Fans actually know his work well thanks to Jujutsu Kaisen. Nakayama supervised the direction of episode 19 and did the animation in its television anime and film. Outside of Jujutsu Kaisena Nakayama has also done key animation on shows like Black Clover, Kill la Kill, One-Punch Man, and Sword Art Online. So it’s clear that Nakayama is no newcomer to the business.
At this point, we don’t know anything about the future of Chainsaw Man, but all fans are hoping that a second season will be announced soon. We hope Nakayama continues to direct the series given how well his work was received in the first season. After all, Chainsaw Man has been hailed as one of the best anime of 2022 and has plenty of other arcs to adapt.