One of the most exciting new titles in Weekly Shonen Jump, fans have been loving Chainsaw Man's dark worldview. The story follows Denji, a half-human, half-devil hybrid, and his unordinary lifestyle slaying various rogue Devils. Some fans have even produced fan art of what the series could look like as an anime, with at least one expressing their hope via Twitter that beloved anime producer, Studio Trigger, should adapt Chainsaw Man. Based on the art below, we have to say that we agree.
Studio Trigger's collection of work ranges from series like Little Witch Academia and Kill la Kill to the more recent movie, Promare, which attracted a cult following. These highly-regarded anime serve as a testament to the studio's creativity and uniqueness, which is doubtless why fans have put its name forward to adapt Tatsuki Fujimoto's series, which is also held in high regard for the same reason. The only caveat is that Studio Trigger historically sticks to original material for its shows and films, rather than adapting existing work.
I wanna see Trigger Inc. do an adaptation for Chainsawman. They do action scenes toooo well so i'm down to see some brutal stuff from them pic.twitter.com/LIUVzQ3YvC— Tuna (@TinaFate1) October 18, 2020
But that doesn't mean the studio couldn't break with tradition. One of the notable advantages Studio Trigger would have in adapting Chainsaw Man is a similar artistic sensibility. Across Studio Trigger's various works, its vibrant colors are what help set it apart from others. Promare, for instance, portrays the flames of the Burnish in this way. This would match Chainsaw Man's neon color pages and covers quite well. These bright and bold colors in Trigger's animation never get in the way of action that unfolds on the screen, which would be crucial for adapting a series as bloody and messy as Chainsaw Man.
On top of art style, Studio Trigger has plenty of experience with darker action scenes that would also fit well with Chainsaw Man. In Kill la Kill, Ryuko's battles with other students can get pretty extreme, as do Denji's when he's fighting Devils. The unique visuals of these fight scenes serve as one of the studio's greatest strengths. In addition, shows like BNA juggle prominent colors with fights. Shirou's battles against beastmen who betray their kind are a testament to this. The series also uses its backgrounds to demonstrate the injustice carried out in its supposed safe haven for beastmen, meshing theme and form.
Overall, there's no doubt that Studio Trigger would do well adapting Chainsaw Man. Trigger's art style is truly its own, largely in conjunction with its use of color, and both of these aspects play into Chainsaw Man's sparing but dramatic use of color, too. While the studio is known for original works only, there's always a chance that the right source material could grab its attention. While no studio has announced plans to adapt the beloved shonen manga series, fans are still eagerly awaiting its inevitable arrival.