Crunchyroll to Stream Chainsaw Man “Later This Year”

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Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the upcoming Chainsaw Man anime “later this year.” A 2022 release window had been revealed in December last year in a “‘Chainsaw Man‘ Project” trailer.

The anime is likely to release during the Fall 2022 anime season.

Crunchyroll describes the anime 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. 

The Chainsaw Man manga debuted in 2018 and is written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. The first part of the manga ran from 2019 to 2021 in Weekly Shonen Jump. The second part will be serialized on the Shonen Jump+ app and website and is set to begin in Summer 2022.

Chainsaw Man’s staff includes Ryuu Nakayama (Jujutsu Kaisen episode director) as director, Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) as character designer, Tatsuya Yoshihara (Black Clover director) as action director, and Hiroshi Seko as scriptwriter (Attack on Titan: The Final Season series composer).

Other staff include Makoto Nakazono (Jujutsu Kaisen Ep 16 director and storyboarder) as chief episode director, Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Deca-Dence cyborg designer, DEVILMAN crybaby devil designer) as devil designer, Yusuke Takeda (Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-) as art director, Naomi Nakano (Kemono Jihen) as color designer, Youhei Miyahara (Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia technical director) as screen designer, and Kensuke Ushio (Japan Sinks: 2020) as music composer. MAPPA is the animation production studio.


Source: Press release

After several years of writing for local video game sites, Melvyn currently dedicates his focus to writing news content and the occasional review for Anime Trending. When he's not gaming, painting miniatures, or watching anime, he can be found self-learning Japanese.
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