On October 11, Japan will see the premiere of The Chainsaw Man anime, according to its Twitter account.
A list of platforms that will stream or air the anime programme internationally was also released on the anime’s website. They consist of Netflix, Hulu, Animax Korea, Ani-One, Bilibili, and Amazon Prime Video. The show’s simulcast had already been confirmed by Crunchyroll in May.
At 24 PM JST, Chainsaw Man will premiere on Japanese television (effectively October 12, 12 AM JST). International platforms will make the episodes available at least an hour later, though it should be noted that the time and date may vary depending on the provider.
The manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto, which premiered in 2018, served as the inspiration for Chainsaw Man. The manga’s first instalment appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2019 to 2021. In July, the second instalment started serialising on the Shonen Jump+ app and website.
Viz Media gives the following plot summary:
Denji is an impoverished young man who will do anything for money, including using his pet devil Pochita to hunt down devils. He is a straightforward individual with uncomplicated goals who is drowning in debt. But one day, a trusted person betrays him, turning his depressing life upside down. Denji has changed completely into Chainsaw Man thanks to the devil’s power that now resides inside of him.
The staff of The Chainsaw Man anime includes Ryuu Nakayama (Gamers! opening director and storyboarder et al., Macross Delta main animator, The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done! opening director and storyboarder et al.), Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation), Tatsuya Yoshihara (Black Clover director [until Episode 152] and chief director[Episode 153] as fiction director.
Other members of the team include the chief episode director, Makoto Nakazono (A3! assistant director), the devil designer, Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Deca-Dence cyborg designer, DEVILMAN crybaby devil designer), the art director, Naomi Nakano (Kemono Jihen), the colour designer, Youhei Miyahara (Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia technical director), the screen designer, The animation production company is called MAPPA.
Tomori Kusunoki plays Makima, Kikunosuke Toya plays Denji, Shogo Sakata plays Aki, and Fairouz Ai plays Power in the main cast.