Chainsaw Man Begins on October 11, Overseas Streaming Platforms Revealed

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The Chainsaw Man anime adaptation is set to make its debut in Japan on October 11, its Twitter account has revealed. 

The anime’s website also unveiled a list of platforms that will stream or air the show overseas. They include Amazon Prime VIdeo, Animax Korea, Ani-One, bilibili, Netflix, and Hulu. Crunchyroll had already announced in May that it will simulcast the show. 

Chainsaw Man will air on Japanese TV first at 24 PM JST (effectively October 12, 12 AM JST). Overseas platforms will release the episodes at least an hour later, although it is noted that there may be variations in time and date depending on the service.

Chainsaw Man is based on the manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto, which debuted in 2018. The first part of the manga ran from 2019 to 2021 in Weekly Shonen Jump. The second part began serialization on the Shonen Jump+ app and website in July.

Viz Media describes the plot as:

Denji’s a poor young man who’ll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil Pochita. He’s a simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt. But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when he’s betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji’s become a whole new man—Chainsaw Man!

The Chainsaw Man anime’s staff includes Ryuu Nakayama (Gamers! opening director and storyboarder et al., Macross Delta main animator, The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done! opening director and storyboarder et al.) as director, Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) as character designer, Tatsuya Yoshihara (Black Clover director [until Episode 152] and chief director [Episode 153 onwards]) as action director, and Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan: The Final Season series composer) as scriptwriter.

Other staff include Makoto Nakazono (A3! assistant director) 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.

Meanwhile, the main cast includes Tomori Kusunoki as Makima, Kikunosuke Toya as Denji, Shogo Sakata as Aki, and Fairouz Ai as Power.


Source: Chainsaw Man website

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