Crunchyroll acquires global rights for "Chainsaw Man" anime series

The action-horror anime series from MAPPA will stream on Crunchyroll and the company will also manage licensing and consumer products rights for the series outside of Asia.

17 MAY 2022

"Chainsaw Man"

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Crunchyroll has acquired the streaming rights to the highly anticipated anime adaptation of "Chainsaw Man". The company 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 widely popular and award-winning manga of the same name written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto ("Fire Punch") and serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump, "Chainsaw Man" is directed by Ryū Nakayama ("Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia").

“With dark humor, 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.”

Animation is produced by MAPPA (Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association), the prestigious anime studio from Japan known for "Attack on Titan Final Season". 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.

Additional "Chainsaw Man" credits include screenplay by Hiroshi Seko ("Attack on Titan Final Season"), character design by Kazutaka Sugiyama ("Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation"), devil design by Kiyotaka Oshiyama ("The Wind Rises"), art direction by Yusuke Takeda ("Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-"), and music composed by Kensuke Ushio ("The Heike Story").