Crunchyroll has acquired the rights to the anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man. The series will simulcast from Japan later this year, subtitled and dubbed, to over 200 countries and territories around the world. The voiceovers will include English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French and German.

Based on the popular manga of the same name written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto (Gunshot; 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 Rise of the Shield Hero).

“With dark humor, dynamic characters and a sharp story, Chainsaw Man is one of the most anticipated new series this year, and we are thrilled to bring it to fans on the Crunchyroll service,” said Asa Suehiral, Chief Content Officer of Crunchyroll. “Anime fans will be up all night thinking about the spectacular visuals and high-octane action.”

The story is set in a supernatural world of devils manifested from the collective fears of humans and follows a teenage Devil Hunter named Denji. Due to the debt left by his father, he lives a life at rock bottom. He repays the debt by harvesting devil corpses with Pochita, his pet devil. One day, Denji is betrayed and killed. As his consciousness fades, he makes a contract with Pochita and revives as Chainsaw Mana man with the heart of the devil.

Additional credits include the screenplay, by Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan Season Finale; Mob Psycho 100; Banana fish); character design by Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Unemployed Reincarnation); devil design by Kiyotaka Oshiyama (The wind picks up; Arrietty’s Secret World; space dandy); artistic direction by Yusuke Takeda (Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song-; Sword Art Online; penguin highway); and music composed by Kensuke Ushio (Heike’s story; evil man: Cry Baby; space dandy).

The animation is produced by MAPPA (Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association), the Japanese animation studio known for Attack on Titan Season Finale; Jujutsu Kaisen; Yuri!!! on the ice, takt op.Destinyand the next heaven from hell. MAPPA also released an extremely popular animated film Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Watch the Chainsaw Man trailer:

Source: Crunchyroll

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is associate editor at Animation World Network.