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: 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)

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Score: 8.661 (scored by 487906487,906 users)
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Ranked: #612
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #115
Members: 1,107,362
Favorites: 36,518

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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
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

Beam

Supporting
Hanae, Natsuki
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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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 (ずっと真夜中でいいのに。) (eps 2)
3: "Hawatari 2-oku Centi (刃渡り2億センチ)" by Maximum the Hormone (マキシマム ザ ホルモン) (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 (TK from 凛として時雨) (eps 8)
9: "Deep down" by Aimer (eps 9)
10: "DOGLAND" by PEOPLE 1 (eps 10)
11: "VIOLENCE (バイオレンス)" by Ziyoou-vachi (女王蜂) (eps 11)
12: "Fight Song (ファイトソング)" by Eve (eps 12)



Dec 27, 2022
Imagine this. You are about to watch a series sold as a hectic action with unexpected twists and chaotic energy. You are about to watch a series that has been declared revolutionary in its genre, a series that manipulated tropes to create something unique and distinguishable. Captivating, emotional, intelligent, entertaining, juvenile. Then, when you are about to watch the show, you see a fraudulent cinematic attempt with a disgusting production, a derivative storyline, and pathetic comedic timing. Yes, this happened. Yes, this is Chainsaw Man.

Chainsoy Man is a story about a guy who comes from poverty and needs to learn how to adapt to the ...
Dec 27, 2022
Chainsaw Man is not overhyped, not in the slightest. I’ll repeat it again for the people in the back. Chainsaw Man deserves the hype and is every bit as good as it’s made out to be. Maybe it doesn’t have as many universally appealing ideas as Demon Slayer or Jujutsu Kaisen. And its much more prickly exterior might serve as a barrier to entry for fans that have grown accustomed to the generic shounen-type stories that are regurgitated every season like that once-cute now-tiresome Christmas ornament that your family brings out every year. But I believe that it is exactly that prickly exterior derived from ...
Dec 27, 2022
Why Chainsaw Man would even have a tad of bad reputation is baffling to me: it is close to being a perfect Shounen. While there are still definitely flaws, I can say with confidence that there are no deal-breakers in the series, as long as you are an anime fan.

But before I praise Chainsaw Man into high heavens, let’s get the caveats out of the way. If you watch Chainsaw Man for eye candy, you’ll be sorely disappointed. Although the designs and cinematography are to be commended, the action animation itself sails just above decent in a post Demon Slayer world. With the exception of ...

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