After being acquired by Crunchyroll earlier this year, the Chainsaw Man manga series is receiving an anime adaptation that will rip and tear onto the streaming service this October, and the series' animation studio MAPPA ("Attack on Titan", "Jujutsu Kaisen") has today shared a very gory new trailer, as well as the cast for four of the main characters.
The streaming service will simulcast the series from Japan later this year, subtitled and dubbed, in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Dubs will include English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and German.
The world premiere of "Chainsaw Man" Episode 1 will be held on September 19th in Japan.
While an exact US premiere date has yet to be announced, you can check out the bloody new "Chainsaw Man" trailer and poster art below, and get ready to experience Denji's gruesome strength this Halloween season!
Based on the widely popular and award-winning manga of the same name written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto ("Fire Punch", "Look Back", "Goodbye, Eri"), and serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump, "Chainsaw Man" is directed by Ryū Nakayama ("Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia", "The Rising of the Shield Hero").
The series is described 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."
"With dark humor, dynamic characters and a sharp story, Chainsaw Man is one of the most anticipated new series this year, and we are wickedly excited to bring it to fans on the Crunchyroll service," said Asa Suehira, Chief Content Officer at Crunchyroll. "Anime fans will be up all night thinking about the spectacular visuals and high-octane action."
The series' Japanese voice cast includes Kikunosuke Toya as Denji, Tomori Kusunoki ("Deca-Dence") as Makima, Shogo Sakata ("Fire Force") as Aki Hayakawa, and Fairouz Ai ("JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean") as Power.
Additional "Chainsaw Man" credits include screenplay by Hiroshi Seko ("Attack on Titan Final Season", "Mob Psycho 100", "Banana Fish"), character design by Kazutaka Sugiyama ("Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation"), devil design by Kiyotaka Oshiyama (The Wind Rises, The Secret World of Arrietty, "Space Dandy"), art direction by Yusuke Takeda ("Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song", "Sword Art Online", "Penguin Highway"), and music composed by Kensuke Ushio ("The Heike Story", "Devilman: Crybaby", "Space Dandy").
MAPPA (Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association) also recently released the global box office sensation Jujutsu Kaisen 0, which has become one of the top five highest-grossing anime movies in the US, top 10 highest-grossing anime movies in the world, and top 20 highest-grossing movies in Japan.