What is the ‘Chainsaw Man’ anime release date?

Teaser image for Chainsaw Man
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Chainsaw Man has been a massive sleeper hit ever since the manga debuted in the pages of Shonen Jump in December 2018, quickly gaining a large fanbase with its action-packed and ultraviolent story. Of course, whenever a manga does well, an anime adaptation is sure to follow.

What is Chainsaw Man about?

Teaser image for Chainsaw Man
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Chainsaw Man tells the story of Denji, a poor young man who works as a devil hunter in an attempt to pay off his father’s debts to the yakuza. His only friend and company is his pet Chainsaw Devil dog, Pochita. When the yakuza double-crosses Denji and leaves him for dead, he ends up fusing with Pochita, turning him into a human-devil hybrid. This attracts a group of government devil hunters called the Public Safety Division, who offer Denji a job helping take down the infamous Gun Devil. What follows is a tale of violent vengeance as Denji gets revenge on the yakuza. While hunting for the Gun Devil, Denji meets many other hunters and demons all of whom are tangled in their own twisted webs of drama and intrigue.

Crunchyroll describes the anime version of Chainsaw Man thusly:

“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.”

Is Chainsaw Man getting an anime?

On December 14th, 2020, it was announced that Chainsaw Man would get an anime adaptation. The anime is produced by legendary anime studio MAPPA, which has previously worked on smash hits like the final season of Attack On Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Zombie Land Saga.

Since the announcement, Chainsaw Man has been promoted at various events. There was a stage presentation discussing the upcoming anime and the staff behind it at Jump Festa ’21. In June, a trailer was shown at the MAPPA Stage 2021 event, giving fans an early glimpse of several characters and the general animation style. 

Who is in The Chainsaw Man anime?


The cast for the Chainsaw Man anime has been confirmed, and the project has an all-star cast featuring many popular voice actors. Currently confirmed are:

  • Kikunosuke Toya as Denji
  • Tomori Kusunoki as Makima
  • Shogo Sakata as Aki Hayakawa
  • Fairouz Ai as Power

The behind-the-scenes team is even better, as Ryu Nakayama will be in the director’s chair, Hiroshi Seko is handling the screenplay, and Tatsuya Yoshihara is directing.

When is the Chainsaw Man anime coming out?

Soon after the event, Crunchyroll confirmed that it would broadcast Chainsaw Man in the USA when it airs. Crunchyroll also announced that Chainsaw Man would get a subtitled and dubbed release, with the subtitled release being one of the company’s popular simulcasts.

And, now the month the anime will launch has been confirmed. A brand-new trailer says that the anime will be broadcast on TV Tokyo and other networks in October 2022, so fans will not have to wait long to get a slice of uber-violent devil-crushing action.