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: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2022 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2022
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
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)

Statistics

Score: 8.831 (scored by 175480175,480 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #161
Members: 868,320
Favorites: 27,544

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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.

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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

Higashiyama, Kobeni

Supporting
Takahashi, Karin
Japanese

Pochita

Supporting
Izawa, Shiori
Japanese

Himeno

Supporting
Ise, Mariya
Japanese

Angel Devil

Supporting
Uchida, Maaya
Japanese

Quanxi

Supporting

Staff

Nakayama, Ryuu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Koizumi, Kisuke
Sound Director


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Opening Theme

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"KICK BACK" by Kenshi Yonezu (米津玄師)
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Ending Theme

1: "CHAINSAW BLOOD" by Vaundy (eps 1)
2: "Zanki (残機)" by ZUTOMAYO (eps 2)
3: "Hawatari 2-oku Centi (刃渡り2億センチ)" by Maximum the Hormone (eps 3)
4: "Jouzai (錠剤)" by TOOBOE (eps 4)
5: "In the Backroom (インザバックルーム)" by Syudou (eps 5)
6: "Dainou-teki na Rendez-vous (大脳的なランデブー)" by Kanaria (eps 6)
7: "Chu, Tayousei (ちゅ、多様性。)" by ano (eps 7)
8: "first death" by TK from Ling tosite sigure (eps 8)



Oct 25, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Did it live up to the hype?

Short Answer:

No

Longer Answer:

Chainsaw Man or CSM for short is undoubtedly the biggest anime this year with over 500k people having it in their PTW before its release. With many claiming it to be one of the of the best anime this year but in reality CSM isn’t anything special, it's just another action Shonen and is no better than anything we’ve had in recent years thus far.

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Oct 25, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Perhaps I could have given it a better rate, had it not been the fact that the freaking hype about this anime was absolutely unprecedented. The hype was all time high, and as everyone else out there, I myself was hyped and my expectation was skyrocketing until it hits rock-bottom almost instantaneously by episode 1 minute 9.

The protagonist does not follow a similar story as every "hero" or main character, there was not enough details of the transformation in the protagonist character especially with the amount of crazy trauma that the protagonist has to go through throughout his life since his early childhood, we haven't ...
Oct 25, 2022
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Chainsaw Man is one of the most hyped and waited animes of the year, and let me tell you that its fans have a point. Many many people tend to bash the story for its simplicity, when this is exactly the point. And this is where CM really becomes something different. Let us start with Denji, the protagonist of our story. He is a economically broken young man, who hunts demons for a living and, above all, in order to pay the debt his father left to him (which is properly explained way later in the plot, but let's keep to these initial infos). One ...

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