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The director of Chainsaw Man mentioned his rejection of ‘pink heads’

An interview with director Ryuu Nakayama and producer Keisuke Seshimo , both key members of the production of the anime Chainsaw Man , is being shared on comment forums in Japan . The entire interview was not shared on the forum, but rather the answer to a key question: ” Did you talk about what kind of anime you wanted to create at the beginning ?” ».

In the director’s extensive response, he wrote the following:ADVERTISING

  • I always had an idea of ​​what I wanted to do. I don’t know if that’s the right word, but I didn’t want to make what everyone knows as “anime.” When I was in high school, they aired “Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu” late at night and it became a boom, turning anime from being something for the laggards in the class to something that everyone liked and something socially accepted.
  • But there is a certain “pattern” for television animation. The same goes for the fixed concept of subcultures like Akiba-kei and moe, or girls with green or pink hair. However, the expressive technique of animation itself is not something that can only be achieved by relying on those things.
  • I myself have always wanted to make something that adults could see and that was strong enough to hold the point of view of appreciating the work. When I decided to make an animated version of “Chainsaw Man,” I looked for links to what I wanted to do, and since I like movies and Mr. Fujimoto does too, I thought it would be interesting if I could incorporate the essence of the realistic and the cinematic. .
  • He was convinced that it would benefit the work more than any personal selfishness. Another thing is that we think that things similar to manga should be enjoyed as manga. It is a type of challenge that can only be carried out in a film format. We want to make it bigger as a visual work, not just as animation.
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And well, if you have been following the anime industry in recent weeks, you probably already noticed why the director’s statement became a trend. In his comment, Nakayama mentions that he wanted to “ break away from the paradigm ” and not create a “ traditional ” project with a moe style or, most importantly, girls with green or pink hair. Something that, according to him, would have alienated adult viewers.

Cuando los japoneses notaron la mención del cabello rosa, inmediatamente lo relacionaron con Bocchi the Rock!, ya que el protagonista tiene esta característica distintiva. Sin embargo, también hubo menciones a otras series con esta característica, como SPY x FAMILY o la próxima temporada de Kimetsu no Yaiba. Incluso Jujutsu Kaisen tiene un personaje principal con el pelo verde e Itadori tiene el pelo rosa.

By the way, when is this information from? Well, the interview was published in the eleventh edition of 2022 of Nikkei Entertainment magazine published on October 4, 2022 in Japan , a week before the premiere of the anime adaptation. Of course, the director’s comments left some opinions on the Japanese forums, highlighting:

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