Streaming giant Crunchyroll announced on Monday, May 16, 2022, that the company will simulcast the episodes of upcoming Chainsaw Man anime set to release later this year.
Chainsaw Man will be available in Japanese with English subtitles, and with an English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and German dubs in over 200 countries and territories(excluding Asia) around the world.
While the official release date of Chainsaw Man anime is still not revealed, a teaser video that was streamed during Jump Festa ’22 stated a 2022 broadcast date for the anime.
Ryū Nakayama is directing Chainsaw Man at MAPPA, and Hiroshi Seko is writing the scripts. Kazutaka Sugiyama is designing the characters, and Tatsuya Yoshihara is directing the action.
Makoto Nakazono is serving as chief technical director. Kiyotaka Oshiyama is designing the devils, and Yūsuke Takeda is directing the art. Naomi Nakano is the color key artist, and Yohei Miyahara is designing the screens. Kensuke Ushio is composing the music.
The Jump Festa panel also announced that the second part of Chainsaw Man manga, which will feature the school arc, will release in early Summer 2022 in Shonen Jump+
Moreover, MAPPA’s Chainsaw Man is currently the most anticipated anime according to MyAnimeList (MAL), with more than 399,000 members waiting for the series to air.
Chainsaw Man is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from Dec 2018, with its chapters collected in eleven tankōbon volumes. As of December 2021, the manga had over 12 million copies in circulation.
The manga was nominated for the 13th Manga Taisho awards in 2019, and ranked at #4 on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2020 (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook’s top manga for male readers. The manga won in the Best Shōnen Manga category at the 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards in January.
Additionally, the manga topped the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2021 list for male readers. Chainsaw Man also won the Best Manga award at The Harvey Awards in October.
Crunchyroll describes the series as such:
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.