Chainsaw Dance is a music video game that lets you play out the iconic arcade scene in the hit comedy-horror manga, Chainsaw Man. Developed by Benedique, this 2D pixelated indie game offers rhythm game mechanics in the style of Dance Dance Revolution. There’s not much else to the game other than one round and one song, though; it’s still in active development and there are currently no cutscenes or even any fail states.
Chainsaw Man is a 2018 Japanese action-horror manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. It tells the story of a young man named Denji, who ends up becoming a devil hunter and inadvertently turning into a monstrous human-devil hybrid with chainsaws for arms. The manga gradually became popular, selling over 6 million copies and winning the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōnen category in 2021.
The story of Chainsaw Dance, however, is a bit more lighthearted compared to its source material. In it, you reenact Kobeni Higashiyama’s DDR scene, wherein she was forced to dance during a date with the dangerous main character. steps and try to accurately hit all incoming arrows on the screen with the corresponding keys.