The anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man will premiere in Japan on October 11th, according to their official Twitter account.
The anime’s website also revealed a list of platforms where the show will be streamed or broadcast in other countries. Among them are Amazon Prime Video, Animax Korea, Ani-One, bilibili, Netflix, and Hulu. In May, Crunchyroll announced that it would be simulcasting the show.
Chainsaw Man will first air on Japanese television at 24 PM JST. Overseas platforms will release the episodes at least an hour later, though variations in time and date may occur depending on the service.
Director Ryuu Nakayama (Gamers! opening director and storyboarder et al., Macross Delta main animator, The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done! opening director and storyboarder et al., Macross Delta main animator, The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done! opening director and storyboarder et al.), character designer Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation), action director
Furthermore, Makoto Nakazono (A3! assistant director) serves as chief episode director, Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Deca-Dence cyborg designer, DEVILMAN crybaby devil designer), Yusuke Takeda (Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-) serves as art director, Naomi Nakano (Kemono Jihen) serves as colour designer, and Youhei Miyahara (Fate/
Meanwhile, Tomori Kusunoki plays Makima, Kikunosuke Toya plays Denji, Shogo Sakata plays Aki, and Fairouz Ai plays Power.
Chainsaw Man is based on Tatsuki Fujimoto’s manga, which debuted in 2018. The first part of the manga was published in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2019 to 2021. In July, the second instalment began serialisation on the Shonen Jump+ app and website.
Viz Media describes the plot as:
Denji is a poor young man who will do anything for money, including go devil hunting with his pet devil Pochita. He’s a simple man with simple dreams who is drowning in debt. But one day, his sad life is turned upside down when he is betrayed by someone he trusts. With the power of the devil inside him, Denji has transformed into a completely different person—Chainsaw Man!