Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2023 has announced that the Chainsaw Man anime is competing in the TV Films category. Specifically, the first episode is screening in competition.
The series is described as:
Denji is a teenage boy living with a Chainsaw Devil named Pochita. Due to the debt his father left behind, he has been living a rock-bottom life while repaying his debt by harvesting devil corpses with Pochita.
One day, Denji is betrayed and killed. As his consciousness fades, he makes a contract with Pochita and gets revived as “Chainsaw Man”–a man with a devil’s heart.
Chainsaw Man premiered in Japan on October 11, 2022. Crunchyroll simulcast the anime as it aired in Japan.
The 2023 Annecy International Animation Film Festival is taking place June 11-17, 2023 in the French town of the same name. Established in 1960, Annecy is the world’s oldest and largest animation film festival.