Despite not having an anime on TV (though one has been announced to be in development) or any merchandise presence in the US, Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto has garnered a following from its manga alone. Chainsaw Man is basically an adrenaline charged dirtbag shlock comic with a heart and some great artwork and it is gaining a devoted following.
As 2021 progressed and more people were getting vaccinated, there was still a cloud of uncertainty amongst myself and friends about whether Otakon could or should resume as an in-person event. Even before the Delta Variant was in the headlines, things seemed iffy. But Otakon showed no signs of yielding and sure enough, August 6 rolled around and Otakon returned to the Walter E. Washington Convention CenterinWashington, D.C.
Directed by Gilles Penso and Alexandre Poncet, who previously worked on the documentary Creature Designers The Frankenstein Complex, Mad Dreams features interviews with Phil, along with his peers and collaborators such Jules Roman, Joe Dante, Paul Veerhoven and Denis Muren.