Chainsaw Man will be released in Asian territories this year. MediaLink Entertainment Limited is teaming up with MAPPA announced for anime distribution, licensing, and merchandising in Asia and the agreed content includes the upcoming adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto's manga.
A press release confirms the business partnership between MediaLink and MAPPA. The Hong Kong content distributor and the anime studio will collaborate to ensure the distribution of several projects in Asia (including China) and luckily, one of the agreed titles is Chainsaw Man, which will be released later this year.
This is great news for fans who are based in Asia. It was previously confirmed that Chainsaw Man will stream on Crunchyroll in all of the service's territories except for Asia. This proved to be a problem for Asian fans but luckily, they will get to enjoy the anime when it is released in the next few months.
Chainsaw Man is one of the most highly anticipated anime of 2022. Although updates on the show have been rare and far between, it is believed that the first season of the anime will be split into two cours. This could mean that Season 1 will consist of over 20 episodes. However, this has not yet been confirmed so it's best to take this with a grain of salt.
Chainsaw Man follows Denji, a young man living in poverty and working off his deceased father's debt to the yakuza by working as a devil hunter. He is aided by Pochita, his canine companion and Chainsaw Devil. But when Denji is betrayed by the Yakuza and left for dead, he merges with Pochita and becomes a human-devil Hybrid. After Denji massacres the yakuza, he is approached by Makima who convinces him to join a team of governmental devil hunters known as the Public Safety Division.
For now, Chainsaw Man has not yet been given an official release date. However, the anime is already expected to premiere sometime in 2022. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.