Chainsaw Man Anime Release Date, COUNTDOWN, Characters, Studio, and Everything You Need To Know

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Chainsaw Man is one of the most awaited anime shows for shonen fans. Here is everything you need to know about the Chainsaw Man anime release date and time including its trailer, plot, news, countdown, where to watch, and characters.

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Chainsaw Man Trailer

The main trailer for Chainsaw Man finally graced everyone's screens as it teases the release of the highly anticipated anime series.

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At the same time, it brings with it the hype of which characters will make their on-screen debut soon!

The trailer also hints more at the plot of the upcoming series, and it seems that it will remain faithful to its source material.

What Is Chainsaw Man All About?

Chainsaw Man follows Denji, a youngster who has to carry the burden of paying off the debt left by his father who died. Without any money to spare, he takes on a road less traveled and one that is completely dangerous.

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In a world full of evil stemming from human fears, Denji proceeds to become a devil hunter with the aid of his devil dog, Pochita, who died after a job went wrong.

Pochita contacts Denji, offering to be his new heart, and Denji becomes a human-devil hybrid known as “Chainsaw Man.”

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What Is Chainsaw Man Based On?

Chainsaw Man is based on the manga of the same name that is written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto.

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It is published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump and has been in circulation since 2018. In 2020, the first arc was finished with eleven volumes comprising 97 chapters.

The Chainsaw Man manga series is still ongoing. Chainsaw Man Part 2 was released on July 13, 2022.

The anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man promises to stay faithful to the material and highlight its raw energy from the pages to the screen.

Who Are the Characters in Chainsaw Man?

Chainsaw Man Anime Release Date Characters
Credit: MAPPA

Denji is the main protagonist of the show. He is a devil hunter who is given a new shot at life by becoming the Chainsaw Man. Pochita, his loyal devil dog, helps Denji to be a human-devil hybrid to continue living.

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Makima follows Denji after he becomes the Chainsaw Man. Meanwhile, Aki Hayakawa is Makima’s subordinate.

Power is one of Makima’s people and is a blood fiend, having a pair of horns that wouldn’t go unnoticed.

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When Is the Release Date of the Chainsaw Man Anime?

It is finally confirmed that the Chainsaw Man anime will be released on October 11, 2022, at midnight in Japan.

It will be part of the highly-anticipated Fall 2022 anime season, which means it will stream an hour later on Crunchyroll.

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How Many Episodes Will Chainsaw Man Have?

It has just been confirmed that Chainsaw Man will have 12 episodes throughout the first season.

Should it follow the rumored two cours, there could be a split with a three-month break in between before the next set of episodes run.

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Chainsaw Man Release Date COUNTDOWN

Chainsaw Man Release Date COUNTDOWN

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With the release date announced, Chainsaw Man will be streaming in Japan at 12 AM on October 11, 2022. Based on this, the release time for your respective region will be as follows:

  • Pacific Time: 9 AM (October 11)
  • Central Time: 11 AM (October 11)
  • Eastern Time: 12 NN (October 11)
  • UK Time: 5 PM (October 11)
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What Studio Is Producing the Chainsaw Man Anime?

Chainsaw Man Anime Release Date Studio

The Chainsaw Man anime will be produced by studio MAPPA after they specifically asked for the opportunity to animate the hit manga.

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MAPPA is one of the most respected studios in Japan when it comes to blockbuster action series.

They have produced some of the biggest titles in recent years, including Jujutsu Kaisen and Attack on Titan: The Final Season.

MAPPA also said that the anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man will have some differences from its main source, the manga series by Tatsuki Fujimoto.

The anime will be directed by Ryuu Nakayama, in his first major directorial role, having worked in key animation on shows such as Jujutsu Kaisen and One Punch Man.

Tatsuya Yoshihara, who previously directed the long-running anime Black Clover, is listed as the series' action director.

The script is being created by Hiroshi Seko, who took on the same role for shounen hits Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Mob Psycho 100.

The voice cast for Chainsaw Man is as follows:

  • Kikunosuke Toya as Denji
  • Tomori Kusunoki as Makima
  • Shogo Sakata as Aki Hayakawa
  • Ai Fairouz as Power
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Where to Watch the Chainsaw Man Anime

Chainsaw Man Anime Release Date Where to Watch
Credit: MAPPA

It has been confirmed that Crunchyroll will air Chainsaw Man in the US and other Western regions.

Crunchyroll is heavily involved with the series' promotion, with the streaming platform playing host to Chainsaw Man at many conventions during the summer:

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Stay tuned to this page for more updates on Chainsaw Man!