Chainsaw Man

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: チェンソーマン
English: Chainsaw Man
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2022 to Dec 28, 2022
Premiered: Fall 2022
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: dugout
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: GoreGore
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 8.521 (scored by 799387799,387 users)
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Ranked: #1202
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Popularity: #80
Members: 1,465,944
Favorites: 45,985

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Synopsis

Denji is robbed of a normal teenage life, left with nothing but his deadbeat father's overwhelming debt. His only companion is his pet, the chainsaw devil Pochita, with whom he slays devils for money that inevitably ends up in the yakuza's pockets. All Denji can do is dream of a good, simple life: one with delicious food and a beautiful girlfriend by his side. But an act of greedy betrayal by the yakuza leads to Denji's brutal, untimely death, crushing all hope of him ever achieving happiness.

Remarkably, an old contract allows Pochita to merge with the deceased Denji and bestow devil powers on him, changing him into a hybrid able to transform his body parts into chainsaws. Because Denji's new abilities pose a significant risk to society, the Public Safety Bureau's elite devil hunter Makima takes him in, letting him live as long as he obeys her command. Guided by the promise of a content life alongside an attractive woman, Denji devotes everything and fights with all his might to make his naive dreams a reality.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Chainsaw Man was released in four volumes on Blu-ray and DVD from January 27, 2023 to April 28, 2023. It adapts chapters 1-38 of the original manga.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Makima

Main
Kusunoki, Tomori
Japanese

Power

Main
Fairouz Ai
Japanese

Denji

Main
Toya, Kikunosuke
Japanese

Hayakawa, Aki

Main
Sakata, Shougo
Japanese

Reze

Supporting
Ueda, Reina
Japanese

Higashiyama, Kobeni

Supporting
Takahashi, Karin
Japanese

Pochita

Supporting
Izawa, Shiori
Japanese

Himeno

Supporting
Ise, Mariya
Japanese

Angel Devil

Supporting
Uchida, Maaya
Japanese

Kishibe

Supporting
Tsuda, Kenjirou
Japanese

Staff

Seshimo, Keisuke
Producer
Nakai, Yuusuke
Assistant Producer
Nakayama, Ryuu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Koizumi, Kisuke
Sound Director


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"KICK BACK" by 米津玄師
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Ending Theme

"CHAINSAW BLOOD" by Vaundy (eps 1)
"残機" by ZUTTOMAYO (eps 2)
"刃渡り2億センチ" by マキシマム ザ ホルモン (eps 3)
"錠剤" by TOOBOE (eps 4)
"インザバックルーム" by Syudou (eps 5)
"大脳的なランデブー" by Kanaria (eps 6)
"ちゅ、多様性。" by ano (eps 7)
"first death" by TK from 凛として時雨 (eps 8)
"Deep down" by Aimer (eps 9)
"DOGLAND" by PEOPLE 1 (eps 10)
"バイオレンス" by QUEEN BEE (eps 11)
"ファイトソング" by Eve (eps 12)




Reviews

Feb 24, 2024
If you think the protagonist is lewd, low, uneducated… you are absolutely right.

However, if that’s the reason you are disappointed at the series, you would miss what the author wants to convey.

When your goal is to be a scientist, cure cancer, find antimatter, or address key philosophical issues, and find the meaning of your existence, the protagonist’s goal is to live a normal life. The tragedy is … even this goal seems unreachable to him. If you had thought about it, if you were living in that situation, with no parents, no money, no education, would you still have been able to achieve what you ...
Feb 16, 2024
Mixed Feelings
What if you took Chainsaw Man, and decided to take some of the Manga's influences, *particularly Reservoir Dogs* and just make that.

I'm not sure why I'm supposed to be impressed by an anime that's just stylistically copying an independent American movie from the 90's.

Just like Tarantino's first film it has a cheap & amateurish feel to its shot composition and lighting. The framing is basic and scenes and shots tend to linger long after their point has landed.

If it had been a live action student film, it would've been a little impressive, but in animation it comes across as very limiting, ignoring the freedom ...
Feb 23, 2024
FunnyFunny
Upon finishing the last episode of this abomination, although I felt a hulking mass finally lift off my shoulders, my suppressed sense of sickness crept back up and magnified, bile threatening to rise up my throat. Combined with a feeling of existential dread, thinking that perhaps, nihilism isn’t such a bad idea after all...

We are started off with one of the worst first episodes ever created, containing one of the worst fight scenes in the history of battle shounen anime: a zombie mini-apocalypse puppeteered by a lazy “demon”, it doesn’t get lamer than that. The episode offers absolutely nothing intriguing or compelling to make the ...

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