Crunchyroll acquires Chainsaw Man
May 17, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
Crunchyroll has acquired the streaming rights to the anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man. Crunchyroll will simulcast the series from Japan later this year, subtitled and dubbed, in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Dubs will include English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and German.
Based on the popular, award-winning manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto and serialised in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump, Chainsaw Man is directed by Ryū Nakayama.
“With dark humour, dynamic characters and a sharp story, Chainsaw Man is one of the most anticipated new series this year, and we are wickedly excited to bring it to fans on the Crunchyroll service,” said Asa Suehira, Chief Content Officer at Crunchyroll. “Anime fans will be up all night thinking about the spectacular visuals and high-octane action.”
In a supernatural world of Devils manifested from the collective fears of humans, the series follows a teenage Devil Hunter named Denji who makes a contract with his pet Devil, Pochita, in order to be resurrected from the dead, thus becoming Chainsaw Man.
The animation will be produced by MAPPA (Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association), the prestigious anime studio from Japan known for Attack on Titan Final Season; Jujutsu Kaisen; Yuri!!! on Ice, takt op.Destiny, and the soon-to-launch Hell’s Paradise. MAPPA also released the global box office sensation Jujutsu Kaisen 0, which has become one of the top five highest-grossing anime movies in the US, top 10 highest-grossing anime movies in the world, and top 20 highest-grossing movies in Japan.