Chainsaw Man – Crunchyroll Fall 2022 Spotlight
Believe it or not, it’s finally time for Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man manga to shred its way to the screen. The anime adaptation by MAPPA starts RIGHT NOW on Crunchyroll as part of the Fall 2022 Lineup, and naturally that means we’ve got a spotlight for it! Let’s take a closer look at what makes this series special and who’s bringing it to life behind the scenes while we either prepare to watch or spend the rest of the day recovering from the first episode.
Launch Time: October 11 at 9:00am PT
Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS
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.
VA: Kikunosuke Toya
VA: Shiori Izawa (Nanachi in Made in Abyss)
VA: Tomori Kusunoki (Natsume in Deca-Dence)
VA: Shogo Sakata (Karin Sasaki in Fire Force)
VA: Fairouz Ai (Jolyne Kujo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean)
VA: Mariya Ise (Killua in Hunter x Hunter)
VA: Karin Takahashi (Suika in Dr.STONE)
VA: Taku Yashiro (Vulcan Joseph in Fire Force)
VA: Kenjiro Tsuda (Kento Nanami in JUJUTSU KAISEN)
Ryu Nakayama (JUJUTSU KAISEN Episode 19 Director)
Hiroshi Seko (Mob Psycho 100, JUJUTSU KAISEN)
Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation)
Action Animation Director
Tatsuya Yoshihara (Black Clover, Yatterman Night)
Masato Nakazono (JUJUTSU KAISEN, SSSS.Gridman)
Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Flip Flappers, Space Dandy)
Background Art Director
Yusuke Takeda (Vinland Saga, JUJUTSU KAISEN)
Naomi Nakano (Sword Art Online: Alicization)
Yosuke Miyahara (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)
Kensuke Ushio (A Silent Voice, Devilman Crybaby)
Opening Theme Performer
Kenshi Yonezu – “KICK BACK”
Ending Theme Performers
MAXIMUM THE HORMONE – “HAWATARI NIKU CENTI (“2-hundred-million-centimeter-long blades”)
ano – “ALL KINDS OF KISSES”
eve – “Fight Song”
Aimer – “Deep Down”
Kanaria – “Rendezvous”
syudou – “In the Back Room”
QUEEN BEE – “Violence”
ZUTOMAYO – “Time Left”
TK from Ling tosite sigure – “first death”
TOOBOE – “tablet”
Vaundy – “CHAINSAW BLOOD”
PEOPLE 1 – “DOGLAND”
Keisuke Seshimo (JUJUTSU KAISEN)
VIZ Media releases the manga in English, with all 11 volumes of Part 1 out now. Chainsaw Man Part 2 began serialization on the Shonen Jump+ digital manga magazine, Shonen Jump app and Manga Plus app on July 13.
According to the most recent numbers as of the Japanese launch of volume 12, pictured below, the manga has an impressive 16 million copies in circulation.
Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.