Leading anime outlet Crunchyroll has announced that a new series has ‘made the cut’ and will be included in one of its upcoming seasons. as it has acquired the streaming rights to the highly anticipated anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man.
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.”
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.
Synopsis: Denji is a teenage boy living with a Chainsaw Devil named Pochita. Due to the debt his father left behind, he has been living a rock-bottom life while repaying his debt by harvesting devil corpses with Pochita.
One day, Denji is betrayed and killed. As his consciousness fades, he makes a contract with Pochita and gets revived as “Chainsaw Man”—-a man with a devil’s heart.
Based on the widely popular and award-winning manga of the same name written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto (Fire Punch; Look Back; Goodbye, Eri) and serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump, Chainsaw Man is directed by Ryū Nakayama (Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, The Rising of the Shield Hero).
Chainsaw Man is brought to screens with a screenplay by Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan Final Season, Mob Psycho 100, Banana Fish), character design by Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation), devil design by Kiyotaka Oshiyama (The Wind Rises, The Secret World of Arrietty, Space Dandy), art direction by Yusuke Takeda (Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-, Sword Art Online, Penguin Highway) and music composed by Kensuke Ushio (The Heike Story, Devilman: Crybaby, Space Dandy).
Animation is 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 upcoming 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 U.S., top 10 highest-grossing anime movies in the world, and top 20 highest-grossing movies in Japan.
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