Updated on February 6 at 9:30 a.m. GMT+8: Added Bilibili as a streaming platform.

Do you know what a Chainsaw devil looks like?

Since its first official trailer in June 2021, the Chainsaw Man anime adaptation has become a highly-anticipated release for 2022. With revving chainsaws and hordes of devils, the series is bound to be a hit for horror enthusiasts.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Chainsaw Man anime, including its story, characters, the status of the manga, and its release date.

What is Chainsaw Man?

Katana Man fights Denji in Chainsaw Man
Credit: MAPPA

Chainsaw Man is a horror comedy manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto.

Set in a world where devils manifest from human fears, a youngster named Denji has to pay off a large debt left by his deceased father. With no money to spare, the main protagonist becomes a scrappy devil hunter with the help of his devil-dog companion, Pochita.

After being killed on the job, Pochita makes a contract with Denji to become his new heart, ultimately turning him into the human-devil hybrid named “Chainsaw Man”.

Release date of Chainsaw Man anime

The anime adaptation started airing on October 11 according to an official tweet. The first season concluded on December 28 with 12 episodes.

The animated series is produced by MAPPA, a Japanese animation studio known for other prominent anime titles like Jujutsu Kaisen and Attack on Titan.

Chainsaw Man is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video, Bilibili, Crunchyroll, Netflix, and YouTube.

Characters and VAs of Chainsaw Man

Here’s a quick rundown of the series’ main characters and their VAs in the anime.

DenjiA young, downtrodden devil hunter who gets a second chance at life as the mysterious Chainsaw ManKikunosuke Toya
PochitaA loyal devil-dog that merges with Denji to save his lifeShiori Izawa
MakimaThe head of Public Safety Division 4 who takes Denji in after he becomes one with PochitaTomori Kusunoki
Aki HayakawaA subordinate to Makima and reluctant colleague of Denji who has a topknot and a distaste for FiendsShogo Sakata
PowerA member of Makima’s squad who is also a Blood Fiend with a noticeable pair of hornsFairouz Ai

Opening and ending songs of the Chainsaw Man anime

Chainsaw Man’s opening song is a power-rock anthem called “KICK BACK” by Kenshi Yonezu.

The anime has eight ending themes so far. Here’s a complete list of the songs featured:

2“Zanki” by ZUTOMAYO
3“Hawatari 2-oku Centi” by Maximum the Hormone
4“Jouzai (錠剤)” by TOOBOE
5“In the Backroom (インザバックルーム)” by Syudou
6“Dainou-teki na Rendez-vous (大脳的なランデブー)” by Kanaria
7“Chu, Tayousei (ちゅ、多様性。)” by ano
8“first death” by TK from Ling tosite sigure
9“Deep down” by Aimer
11“Violence” by Queen Bee
12“Fight Song (ファイトソング)” by Eve

Status of the manga

As of now, the manga has completed its first arc. Serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from 2018 until 2020, the first arc had a total of 97 chapters compiled into eleven volumes.

Publication of Part 2 of the Chainsaw Man manga began on July 13. It follows a new character named Asa Mitaka.

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